Optical measurement system supplier Dr. Noll celebrates 25th anniversary

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Dr. Noll, part of the Erhardt+Leimer corporate group, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

To mark this occasion, Matthias Ess, VP of the Koblenz Chamber of Industry and Commerce, presented Christian Lantzsch, head of the Dr. Noll subsidiary, with a Chamber of Industry and Commerce commemorative certificate.

In the 25 years since it was founded by Dr Albrecht Noll, the organization has developed into a world-leading provider of optical measuring systems. Its main customers are large tire manufacturers; Dr. Noll also supplies its products to customers in the film/foil industry.

The portfolio includes systems for thickness, profile, length and weight measurement as well as for color monitoring; these systems are used for quality assurance, for example, in extrusion and calender lines or in test laboratories.

Special point and line laser sensors based on the triangulation principle, eddy current sensors and CCD cameras form the technical basis for the measuring systems.

Analysis software is tailored to the application. In this way, for example, the profile or the thickness of semi-finished rubber products can be checked with an accuracy of down to one thousandth of a millimeter.

Since the company was taken over by the Erhardt+Leimer group in 2015, Dr. Noll has profited from the worldwide sales network of its parent company that, for its part, develops and produces automation technology, for example, web guiding systems.

According to Lantzsch, this has already given the company an advantage, especially in North America: “We have been able to increase our market share enormously. Elsewhere, more than 750 of our optical measuring systems are installed worldwide in 37 countries. For the future, the challenge is to increase our presence further in the tire market in the Far East.”

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