Industrial & Manufacturing
The adoption of advanced manufacturing systems and Industry 4.0 technologies depend on more real-time fiber optic sensor and measurement data to drive efficiency and performance gains in industrial processes.
Luna's terahertz technology and fiber optic sensing systems equip manufacturers and engineers with the tools needed to optimize processes. Real-time and reliable, T-Gauge terahertz sensing systems monitor difficult parameters such as multilayer thickness and density with speed and accuracy. Luna's ODiSI delivers high-definition temperature mapping capability using fiber optic sensing, resulting in more data and information for process characterization and optimization.
- Industrial process control
- Non-destructive testing (NDT)
- Imaging through material
- Multilayer thickness measurement
- Spectroscopic measurements
- Thermal mapping
- Distributed temperature sensing
- Quality controlling
Explore Key Solutions below for examples of how Luna systems are helping manufacturers improve their processes and products.
Thickness and Density Measurements for Process Control
Products constructed with different materials, multiple layers, coatings, paint and adhesives can create measurement challenges to manufacturers who must ensure quality and consistency. Manufacturers that rely heavily on thickness, weight and density measurements for process control often need more precise methods to ensure consistency than provided by x-rays, infrared scanners, nuclear sensors, lasers or other methods. Terahertz sensors can measure density, basis weight, structural integrity, single and multilayer thickness, and product uniformity.
Measuring Mutilayer Thickness for Quality Control
Terahertz rays can penetrate most common materials without substantial attenuation. By reflecting the terahertz pulse off of a liquid sample, for example, the presence of biological contamination in an aseptically packaged product can be detected. Using terahertz scanning, it is possible to image objects while still inside the container. Tablets can be examined for weight conformity while inside their blister packs, and powdered antibiotics can be non-destructively examined inside their packages for contaminants.
Building full scale processing plants for refining or processing chemicals is an expensive and risky endeavor. Processes must be fully optimized before ground is broken and investments are made. Fiber optic temperature sensing is the ideal solution for measuring the temperature gradients and phase changes within the many heat exchangers and reactors used in chemical processing. Fiber optic sensors are also corrosion proof and induce no source of ignition.
Industrial Temperature & Strain Monitoring
LIOS offers a range of industrial monitoring solutions that harness our industry-leading DTS and DSM technologies to deliver adaptable monitoring solutions for 24/7 surveillance of a wide variety of industrial applications.
High-Definition Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
From Our Blog
In-Situ Temperature Monitoring for Better Thermoplastic Welding
Reliable bonding and joining of thermoplastic materials is a challenging and critical requirement. New in-situ monitoring technologies, based on high-definition distributed fiber optic sensors, are being used to provide real-time data for improved closed-loop control for induction welders.
How to Capture High-Definition Temperature and Strain Measurements
This live, in-person seminar in Farmington Hills, MI will provide an up-close overview of fiber optic sensing solutions for design validation, testing and manufacturing. Live demos and technology tutorials highlight this seminar with application examples in battery testing, structural testing for lightweight materials, and condition monitoring. Register today!
See What You’ve Been Missing with HD Fiber Optic Sensing
High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) delivers new cutting-edge measurement capabilities and data not available with other technologies. This webinar will provide an overview of how HD-FOS works, where it can be applied, and how Luna’s ODiSI system can provide unprecedented data and insight.
Using Terahertz Technology to Measure Total Thickness of Manufacturing Materials
Acquisition Creates a New Fiber Sensing Powerhouse
An Introduction to High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing
With the ever-growing demand for intelligent and autonomous systems, fiber optic sensing is becoming more essential as a test and measurement tool. High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) in particular is a powerful measurement technology that is disrupting how many engineers measure strain and temperature. This webinar will provide you with a firm grasp of how HD-FOS works and how you can put it to use in your research, development or manufacturing processes.
TeraMetrix Demonstrates Simultaneous Measurement of Online Tire Ply Thickness and Cord Balance at Tire Tech 2019
Protecting the Planet Through Fiber Optic Monitoring of Captured CO2
The growing threat of global climate change and adoption of “Net Zero” initiatives has forced countries to find alternatives to emitting CO2 in the atmosphere. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is the only industrial large-scale solution currently available across multiple industries.
Creating Accurate Temperature and Sensing Measurements for Nuclear Reactors
Luna Innovations Outfits Fiber on Smart Bridge in Italy
Innovative Sensors for Inflatable Space Habitats
Luna is working on a research project in collaboration with NASA, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), and ILC Dover to develop an approach for structural health monitoring of inflatable space habitats using our innovative high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS).
Smart Bridge in Italy Features Network of Luna Fiber Optic Accelerometers and Interrogators
Luna Technology Used for Structural Health Monitoring at Cut River Bridge
Luna Reflectometers - An Indispensable Tool for PDV System Diagnostics
Luna’s optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) technology has facilitated PDV system development since the early days of PDV. The OBR 4600’s high spatial resolution reflectivity measurement and ability to characterize a complete optical path in one scan make it extremely useful as a diagnostic tool for PDV systems.
Fiber Optic Sensors from Luna Innovations Help Monitor Structural Integrity of New Composite Bridge
Luna Terahertz Sensors and Gauges Provide Blow Molding and Other Process Control Insights
Luna’s Terahertz (THz) measurement solutions were featured in the March 2021 issue of the Journal of Blow Molding, a publication focused on the manufacturing process for forming and joining together hollow plastic parts such as used in forming bottles or other hollow shapes and containers.
Luna Innovations Acquires OptaSense
Benefits of Fiber Optic Sensing Versus Electrical Gages
Luna Launches Innovative Automotive Pressure Testing Method
Terahertz Gauges Provide High Precision Measurements for Industrial Applications
This webinar describes how Luna's terahertz-based systems deliver real-time process measurements of multi-layer thickness and density that help manufacturers save raw materials and improve quality control.
New Research Technique for Measuring Pressure Distribution on Ship Hulls
Luna Innovations Acquires New Ridge Technologies
Luna Develops Unique High-Resolution Rock Stress Measurement Concept
Luna Introduces Only High-Definition Distributed Temperature Measurement System with Strain Compensation
Luna has optimized its ODiSI 6000 interrogator family and new sensor to drive next-level temperature profiling.
Luna and Shell GameChanger Innovate New Underground Sensor
Luna Wins Contract for Mine Conveyor Belt Monitoring in South Africa
Luna Innovations won a large contract to provide heat detection monitoring of 40 kilometers of conveyor belt in 11 South African mines, utilizing the LIOS DE.TECT linear heat detection system.
ODiSI Continues to Expand and Improve with Latest Software Updates
The recent release of Version 2.3.0 of the ODiSI application software continues the ongoing improvements in performance and functionality of the ODiSI high-definition distributed fiber optic sensing platform.
Terahertz Thickness Measurements = Sustainability
In celebration of Earth Day this month, Luna is recognizing our Terahertz sensors and solutions including Luna’s T-Ray product.
Luna Innovations Earns Top Award from BAE
BAE Systems Rewards Luna with the Gold Tier Supplier Recognition.