April Fool’s Day for My Daughter!

Left this on my Daughter Darby’s Wind Shield for April Fool’s Day with expected results!

Knowing she could be guilty and seeing college logo caused hesitation, with my straight faced denial, confusion set it.

Then super hugs and laughter over an April Fool’s Day Prank that worked like a Life Time Movie!

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Guardian Web Profiling System Options

Guardian Basic Starter System consists of one MCT466 Transmitter, one industrial scanning frame and a 5.7” Operator Interface with digital display.  Display can also show position of transmitter across web.  System has automatic web edge detection but no standard data logging or roll report capability and no web profile.  It can scan automatically or manually jog to position for Machine Direction measurements.  Data logging can be accommodated with OPC option selection.  System includes analog outputs.  Ethernet or Ethernet IP options are available at additional cost.  Web temperature is available at an additional cost.


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Guardian Mid-Level System consists of one MCT466 Transmitter, one industrial scanning frame and a 12” Operator Interface with Cross Direction Web Profile Display.  System has automatic web edge detection but no standard data logging or roll report capability.  It can scan automatically or manually jog to position for Machine Direction measurements.  Data logging can be accommodated with OPC option selection.  System includes analog outputs.  Ethernet or Ethernet IP options are available at additional cost.  Web temperature is available at an additional cost.  This is an OPC computer based system, not a PC based system.

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Guardian PC Based System consists of one or more MCT466 Transmitters, one or more scanning frames and a 19” or larger display for Cross Direction Web Profile.  It can scan automatically or jog to position for Machine Direction measurements. System includes analog outputs.  Ethernet or Ethernet IP options are available at additional cost. System includes automatic web edge detection and can display multiple measurements from multiple transmitter/scanners on a single display.  System can also have a Central Display and local displays at each frame end with two way Ethernet communications.  Web temperature is available as an option.  This is a PC based system and includes data logging capabilities and outputs for data archiving and roll reports.

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ICE Europe a Great Success

ICE Europe Offered an Opportunity to Introduce Our Guardian System to Our International Customers!

ICE Europe featured visitors from over a wide International Spectrum, especially Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, India and Asia.  The three day Exhibit from March 10-12 in Munich was well attended and allowed us to feature our multi-tiered Guardian Cross Direction Web Profiling System for moisture, residual moisture, coat weight, hot melt and film thickness with options for web temperature and other parameters.


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China International Exhibition on Label Printing Technology 2015 (SINO LABEL 2015), an ideal platform that showcases Label printing & converting machines, equipment, presses, softwares and technologies for self-adhesive labels, Converting and printing machines, Die-cutters, laminating machines and many more, is organized by Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd and was held at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhoufrom March 9 to March 11, 2015.

Our team had great success meeting customers and developing new prospects in the important Asian market!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day celebrates romance, love and affection between couples and hope to be couples.  Customarily the exchange of flowers, chocolates and other gifts occurs on February 14th each year.

How and Why did this custom develop?

The Roman Fertility Festival Lupercalia was celebrated in mid-February each year.  Emperor Claudius II banned young men from marrying sometime before 270 A.D believing that single men made better soldiers.  Young love would not be stopped and a sympathetic temple priest named Valentine would secretly marry young couples.  When this was found out, Claudius II had Valentine publicly beheaded in 270 A.D.  In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius I proclaimed Valentine a Saint and declared February 14th as Saint Valentine’s Day replacing the Pagan Lupercalia Festival.  Valentine is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, bee keepers, engaged couples, lovers and happy marriages.

Much much later, the exchanging of cards and chocolates on this day became popular in England and spread to North America where commercial drivers to sell cards, chocolates and flowers proved an economic bonanza that spread worldwide.

Think of and enjoy your loved ones today!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Friday the 13th!

March 13th is one of three Friday the 13ths in 2015.  March and November will offer two additional Friday the 13ths  .  While each year has at least one Friday the 13th, it will be 2026 before another year presents three Friday the 13ths.

The superstitious believe that Friday the 13th brings bad luck.  Some believe that this originates from the date that the Knights Templar were arrested and their assets seized under the orders of French King Phillip IV on Friday the 13th, 1307.  The Knights Templar name was derived from their first headquarters established in Jerusalem as Temple of Solomon in 1120 in the captured Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount which was allegedly built upon the ruins of Solomon’s original temple.

The Knights Templar were formed to protect Christian Pilgrims on their journey to Jerusalem and started with nine knights including Godfrey de Saint-Omer and André de Montbard.  Their emblem of two Knights riding a single horse represented their poverty compared to other rival Knightly Orders such as Hospitaller and Teutonic .  They lived on donations from Christian nobleman and Kings and were granted special privileges by the Church.  Quickly their Order grew in size and assets.  The likely high point of their military crusades was the defeat of Saladin’s army of 26,000 at the Battle of Montgisard with a few thousand soldiers led by 500 Templar Knights with their fierce attacks in full armor mounted on horses in 1177.

Over the years, the Knight Templars influence grew far away from the battlefield with administration, castles and estates in France and England.  They developed one of the first banking systems so that travelers could make a deposit at the local Templar and receive a coded letter that when delivered to another Templar site allowed them to receive funds less a donation.  This allowed travelers to avoid being robbed of gold or other riches by bandits when traveling.

As leadership changed, so did the Knights fortune.  The Knights Templar rode across a desert in full armor with no rest to reach the Battle of the Horns of Hattin in 1187 where they were defeated soundly by Saladin when Muslim forces recaptured Jerusalem.  Their military influence waned to non-existent as their financial position rapidly grew.  While the Knights took an oath of poverty, the wealth the Order controlled was vast.

King Phillip the IV persuaded the new Pope Clement who had moved the Catholic Curia to Avignon France and under Phillip’s influence to investigate alleged crimes of the order so as to avoid paying the huge debt he owed the Knights Templar from financing his war with England.  The Knights were accused of Satanic and Pagan like rituals and Heresy.

And so, on the morning of Friday the 13th, 1307 began the destruction of the order with the arrests and torture of the Knights culminating with Grand Master Jaques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy,  being burnt at the stake in Paris on March 18, 1314 after recanting their earlier confessions.  Jaques de Molay allegedly screamed through the flames that “God knows who is wrong and has sinned and a calamity will occur to those who condemned us to death”.  Pope Clement died within a month and King Phillip died of a hunting accident within a year.

The Great Fortune of the Knights Templar was never found and legends abound with most featuring escapes with Treasure by the surviving Knights to England, Scotland, and North America.


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Snow Gate – PSC Closed Today for Weather?

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Congratulations to the New England Patriots and MVP Tom Brady on their Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks!

What about Snow Gate?

PSC is closed today after being hit by another Winter Snow Storm in Boston.  In a developing story called Snow Gate, it has been reported that Process Sensors is closed today based on snow and road conditions.  The closing may be “covering” for all the New England Patriots fans recovering from too much chile and chowder celebrating the most widely viewed Super Bowl of all time, decided in the last few minutes.  Story developing …



Barry Wilner

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ten years removed from his last Super Bowl win, Tom Brady wasn’t letting this one slip away.

Sure, the brilliant Brady needed a huge play by an undrafted rookie to preserve New England’s 28-24 Super Bowl victory over Seattle on Sunday night. But Brady’s imprint was all over the Patriots’ sensational fourth-quarter rally for their fourth NFL championship of the Brady-Bill Belichick era.

“You know, whatever it takes,” the record-setting Brady said after throwing for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining as New England rallied from a 10-point deficit. “Every team has a journey and a lot of people lost faith in us … but we held strong, we held together, and it’s a great feeling.”


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Juno Blizzard Hits Boston and PSC Hard – Office Closed Today!

Snowstorm-21Winter Storm Juno was pounding New England with moderate to heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding Tuesday morning.

Parts of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island have seen more than a foot of snow.

Snow amounts in New York have ranged from 7.8 inches at Central Park in New York City to more than 28 inches in eastern Long Island. La Guardia airport in New York City has seen 11 inches.

In Massachusetts, up to 26.2 inches of snow has been measured in Shrewsbury, while Boston endured heavy snow and wind gusts over 30 mph from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Wind gusts in eastern Massachusetts have topped 70 mph and coastal flooding has closed some roads.

Thunder snow was reported in coastal portions of Rhode Island and Massachusetts late Monday night and early Tuesday.

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Process Sensors Corp. is in New England! We Are Patriots!

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Wet End Coat Weight Measurement on Bi-Oriented Film Lines

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Bi-Orientated Film is essentially stretched in two directions (machine and traverse direction) to manufacture shrink wrap and barrier type films with typical shrinkage in the 20 to 60% range dependent on formulation, label wraps, tapes, capacitance films and many other applications.  Typical films are Bi-Orientated Polypropylene (BOPP), Bi-Orientated Polyethylene Terephthalate (BOPET/polyester) and Bi-Orientated Polyamide (BOPA).  Stretching allows for the alignment of the polymer molecules to improve physical properties.

BOPP film is used in snack, pasta and other packaging applications including the overwrap for multi-packs.  BOPP is typically 15 to 30 microns and can be as thick as 50 microns.  Water based acrylic and PVDC coatings are often applied to increase moisture and odor barrier levels, and sealing properties.

Improved formulations and application technology allows for these acrylic and PVDC coatings to be measured with Near Infrared (NIR) technology on the wet end to optimize coat weight across the web profile.  Cost, regulation, standardization and maintenance are moving the measurement preference from nuclear to NIR.

Process Sensors Corp. MCT Nova Series of Near IR transmitters and Guardian Web Profile Systems make immediate and accurate coat weight measurement.  Please contact us today to discuss your application.


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