Nucleonics In Quality Control

1959 , Southend-on-Sea (Essex)

The workings of the nucleonic gauge, made by the famous radio makers Ekco (E.K Cole) Electronics ltd, and its applications to measure the thickness of different materials.

At Imperial Paper Mills, paper is being made and samples taken to test thickness. The old process of testing is time consuming and wasteful. The nucleonic gauge, however, carries out this procedure as the paper is made and rolled. The gauge is also shown checking oxide thickness during the production of magnetic tape. This is linked to a unit that regulates the manufacturing process. In contrast, various cumbersome manual control systems are also shown.

Featured Buildings

Imperial Paper Mills

Keywords

Manufacturing processes; Nucleonics; Paper; Paper mills; Quality control

Background Information

The company of E.K. Cole was set up in 1926 by Eric Kirkham Cole and his partners to make radio receivers. The company grew and diversified and by the 1950s, now known as Ekco, was making nuclear instrumentation systems for atomic reactors. The company also made its own films to promote the range of its specialisms.

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