Introducing Mate Gauge 3

In-line Thickness Scanning.

Monitor and Control Material Usage.

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Mate Gauge 3 Improvements on Mate Gauge 2

A More Integrated Design

The Mate Gauge 3 comes with everything you need right out of the box. It's more integrated than MG2 and fully enclosed to protect valuable components from exposure to contaminants. Mate Gauge 3 also includes a convenient maintenance access port and all necessary external cabling..

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Easily Connects to Remote I/O

Use remote I/O control to operate the Mate Gauge 3 and connect it to stack lights and alarm systems that alert operators when the process is out of spec. The Mate Gauge 3 becomes an integral part of your production line.

A More Compact C Frame

Mate Gauge 3 its onto almost any pasting line, even in tight spaces. It's a compact solution that makes it easy to install onto existing plate conveyors or in the loop of a continuous strip pasting line.

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Improved Cloud Intelligence

Connect your Mate Gauge 3 to the cloud to track thickness readings from your office or mobile device. Use your data to monitor performance and analyze historical trends to make meaningful process improvements over time.

Non-Contact Laser Thickness Measurements for:

Pasting Lines • Cast Lead Strip • Rolled Lead Strip

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Individual Plates

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Continuous Panel

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Continuous Strip

The Value of Non-Contact Thickness Measurements

Improved thickness control gives you the power to achieve better acid-to-paste volume matching and optimal cell compression. This is especially important for AGM batteries, which have strict thickness tolerances.

But no matter what type of battery you're producing, you're going to see benefits:

  • Reduced scrap – control thickness early in the process and remove uneven plates

  • Improved plate quality – eliminate operator error and thickness variations

  • Enhanced safety – reduce exposure to harmful lead materials

  • Higher throughput & less downtime – produce fewer plates that cause jams downstream or don't fit into battery cases

Quality Performance You Can Always Count on

Measure the Entire Plate Profile

The gauge is mounted on a linear actuator so it can take side-to-side thickness readings, giving you a complete picture of your plate profile. This allows you to identify uneven plates before they cause a problem down the line. Say goodbye to leaning stacks.

  • Use 'Gauge and Go' setting for simple strip measurements

  • Use 'Scan Capture' mode for simultaneous strip traversal and thickness measurements

Add-ons to Ensure Your Lines Run When You Need Them

Every Mate Gauge 3 comes standard with:

  • Active cooling to ensure near-100% uptime

  • Temperature locking to prevent damage from unexpected temperature increases

  • Automatic referencing and calibration to keep the gauge measuring accurately

  • Self-cleaning and self-diagnostics for worry-free maintenance

Produces the Intel You Need for Process Improvements

Your Mate Gauge 3 comes with a touchscreen computer that continuously collects and displays information on maximum, minimum, and mean thickness. You can use the touchscreen to access a series of pre-programmed plate 'recipes' with nominal plate thickness, tolerances, and other product specifications for various types of plates. Measurements outside the acceptable range trigger an alarm.

All data is stored in the cloud and accessible via Co-efficient dashboards.

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Fully Compatible With Our Automatic Paste Control System

With continuous thickness readings provided by the Mate Gauge 3, it's easy to add automatic closed-loop control to your lines by incorporatfng the Paste Saver. The two systems are fully compatible and communicate as a system to provide the ultimate paste application control.

The Result?

Save Material

Eliminate operator error and reduce scrap by 3-5%

Boost Quality

Slash thickness variations between plates – prevent uneven plates and leaning stacks

Unlock Process Improvements

Tighter control allows you to design better batteries

Learn more about non-contact laser gauging with the Mate Gauge

Download the Data Sheet for detailed specs

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Mate Gauge 3

Key Features
  • Non-contact Measurement
  • Fullstrip profile displayed (Up to 4 strips)
  • Closed loop thickness control module
  • Active thermal control
  • Reports max,min and mean thickness
  • Touchscreen display
  • Data logging capability
  • Easily installed and maintained
  • Networkable
  • Remote support
  • Pasting Lines.
  • For Installation before or after flash dry.
  • Measures continuous strip or individual
  • Save Material and Improve Quality by improving thickness consistency
  • Eliminate side outside thickness variations
  • Reduce operator error
  • Provides statistical feedback for enabling process Improvements

  • Line Speed 100+ m / min [300+ ft / min]
  • Plate Thickness (typical)0.5 mm to 6 mm[0.020 to 0.230 in]
  • Plate Type Continuous Strip; Single Panel, Double Panel
  • Pasting Machine Cloth Belt, Steel Belt, Drum, FOP
  • Surface With or without pasting paper, flat or textured.
  • Line Location Before or After Flash Dry
  • Spray-Down Near Spray Down is acceptable. Not intended for frequent high pressure wash.
  • Strip Width 14" to 30"
  • Dust Rating: IP58
Thickness Measurements
  • Resolution 0.1 μm [0.00004 in]
  • Accuracy (typical) 4 μm [0.00016 in]
  • Stroke 41 cm [16 in]
  • Scanning Speed 15 cm/sec [6 in/sec]
  • Thickness Range 0 to 20 mm [0 to 0.8 in]
  • Measurement Freq. 1 to 3 kHz
  • Sensor Assembly 70 kg [154 lbs]
  • Operator Panel 10kg [22 lbs]
Supply Requirements
  • Supply Requirements 6A @ 110V/60 Hz 3A @ 240V/50 Hz
  • Air 12 CFM @ 90 PSI
  • Sensor Assembly 77 x 69 x 23 cm [30 x 27 x 9 in]
  • Electrical Box 41 x 41 x 15 cm [16 x 16 x 6 in]
  • Operator HMI Panel 51 x 51 x 15 cm [20 x 20 x 6 in]
  • Operating Temperature 10°C to 60°C [50°F to 140°F]
  • Humidity < 90%