Lumetrics Announces Significant Expansion Order

August 01, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lumetrics Announces Significant Expansion Order

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK January, 2007 – Lumetrics, precision manufacturer of world-class thickness measurement technology, today announces a significant expansion order by one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The third such order in less than a year, this represents Lumetrics’ largest single order to date, and the first roll-out of the OptiGaugeTM Thickness Measurement System to an entire manufacturing plant.

OptiGaugeTM will be deployed on four separate production lines, and will measure film thicknesses across three-layer films on both the top and bottom of the production items under analysis. Food packaging has special requirements that help ensure product freshness, safety, and palatability for the consumer. The middle film layer in particular has been engineered for opacity to moisture, air, and certain frequencies of both natural and man-made radiation. As such, layer thickness must meet precise specifications for size and uniformity across the entire food package. OptiGaugeTM will be used to measure and maintain the optimum thickness of each of the packaging layers in a live production environment. This represents the industry’s first deployment of multi-layer film analysis technology, and Lumetrics’ first product installation in other than a test line or laboratory environment.

“This is a significant milestone for Lumetrics and for the industry in general,” said Steve Heveron-Smith, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lumetrics. “The importance of outstanding quality control in the food packaging industry cannot be overstated, and we’re delighted to contribute a pivotal technology in that effort. OptiGaugeTM offers tremendous cost efficiencies for thin film analysis, because it is the only technology available today that can precisely measure multiple layers simultaneously. And because the system is fully automated, human errors that might otherwise occur can be completely eliminated.”

About OptiGauge

The OptiGaugeTM Thickness Measurement System employs non-contact, eye-safe infrared optical technology to provide extremely precise gauging and thickness measurements for a broad range of products and industries. With resolutions as fine as 12 microns - half the thickness of a human hair - OptiGaugeTM can provide detailed analyses of virtually any translucent single or multi-layer surface component, including thin films, tubing, and coatings. Based upon technology originally developed by Eastman Kodak, OptiGaugeTM works by projecting an invisible beam of light on to the target surface, and then measuring the reflected light from each of the target layers individually and simultaneously. OptiGaugeTM is  used on both test and production manufacturing lines,and in quality assurance laboratories to ensure manufacturing consistency for product components that have heretofore been difficult or impossible to regulate.

About Lumetrics

Lumetrics designs, manufactures, and markets advanced optically-based test instruments that provide unique measurement solutions for a variety of industrial applications. Lumetrics technology employs the power of light for accurate and routine analysis of materials such as specialty tubing and film, flexible packaging, plastics, coatings, and optics.   For more information about Lumetrics, visit www.lumetrics.com.

For More Information:
Steve Heveron-Smith
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
585-214-2455 x 102
sheveron-smith@lumetrics.com

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