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Thim, Jan
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Carratu, M., Liguori, C., Pietrosanto, A., O'Nils, M. & Lundgren, J. (2019). Data Fusion for Timber Bundle Volume Measurement. In: : . Paper presented at 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, May 20-23, 2019.
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2019 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37176 (URN)2-s2.0-85072824626 (Scopus ID)
Conference
2019 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, May 20-23, 2019
Projects
SMART (Smarta system och tjänster för ett effektivt och innovativt samhälle)
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2019-10-20Bibliographically approved
Brugés Martelo, J. M., Andersson, M., Andersson, H. & Lundgren, J. (2017). Surface topography characterization of high-quality PE coated paperboard using confocal chromatic microscope and3D SEM stereo-photogrammetry technique. In: : . Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 27-29, 2017 (pp. 35-36).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Surface topography characterization of high-quality PE coated paperboard using confocal chromatic microscope and3D SEM stereo-photogrammetry technique
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Coating paperboard enhances printability and optical quality of the product as well as other important properties like packaging performance and shelf-life. To obtain high quality products a quality control of the manufacturing process requires identifying those manufacturing parameters that affect it. Roughness measurement and characterization of coating thickness are examples of these control parameters. Optical instruments measuring these quantities range from laboratory equipment to in-line and on-line sensors. However, the variety of instruments and sometimes misunderstanding of their limitations generate uncorrelated measurements, which are no longer valid to their comparison. The new ISO 25178 standard for surface texture provides guidelines to metrologists to address some this problem. Here, we report a case study for surface characterization of high quality printing polyethylene (PE) coated paperboard for high quality printing, where surface roughness is a key parameter. Two imaging methods to create topographic measurements will be compared, i.e. a confocal chromatic microscope and a scanning electron microscope (SEM). For the latter, stereo photogrammetry is used and 3D topographic profiles are obtained from Alicona MeX software. Leach and Haitjema [Leach, R., & Haitjema, H. (2010). Bandwidth characteristics and comparisons of surface texture measuring instruments. Measurement Science and Technology, 21(3), 032001] addressed the topic on how to design comparisons when using different instruments for areal texture measurement. We use their bandwidth matching concept, since it provides an extension to the ISO 25178 guidelines, ensuring that the instrumentation used to characterize the samples are within its measuring limits and further analysis of the results can be correlated. It is important to adopt a good metrology practice in order to translate these parameters into our future work. We expect to extend these findings into a real-time optical sensor, which later can be implemented in an industrial manufacturing environment for high optical quality paper and paperboard.

National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35468 (URN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 27-29, 2017
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-02-21Bibliographically approved
Thim, J., Reza, S., O'Nils, M. & Norlin, B. (2015). X-ray imaging of high velocity moving objects by scanning summation using a single photon processing system. Paper presented at 16th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors (IWORID2014. Journal of Instrumentation, Article ID C04023.
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2015 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, article id C04023Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

X-ray imaging has been used extensively in the manufacturing industry. In the paper and paperboard industry X-ray imaging has been used for measuring parameters such as coat weight, using mean values of X-ray absorption inline in the manufacturing machines. Recently, an interest has surfaced to image paperboard coating with pixel resolved images showing material distribution in the coating on the paperboard, and to do this inline in the paper machine. Naturally, imaging with pixel resolution in an application where the paperboard web travels with velocities in the order on 10 m/s sets harsh demands on the X-ray source and the detector system to be used. This paper presents a scanning imaging method for single photon imaging systems that lower the demands on the source flux by hundreds of times, enabling a system to be developed for high velocity industrial measurement applications. The paper presents the imaging method, a discussion of system limitations, simulations and real measurements in a laboratory environment with a moving test object of low velocity, all to verify the potential and limits of the proposed method.

Keywords
Pixelated detectors and associated VLSI electronics, Inspection with x-rays, Electronic detector readout concepts (solid-state), Detector control systems (detector and experiment monitoring and slow-control systems, architecture, hardware, algorithms, databases)
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24734 (URN)10.1088/1748-0221/10/04/C04023 (DOI)000357961700023 ()STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
16th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors (IWORID2014
Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Reza, S., Pelzer, G., Weber, T., Fröjdh, C., Bayer, F., Anton, G., . . . Norlin, B. (2014). Investigation on the directional dark-field signals from paperboards using a grating interferometer. Journal of Instrumentation, 9, Art. no. C04032
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigation on the directional dark-field signals from paperboards using a grating interferometer
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 9, p. Art. no. C04032-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent advancements in the grating interferometer based Phase Contrast X-ray Imag- ing (PCXI) technique enables high quality dark-field images to be obtained using conventional X-ray tubes. The dark-field images map the scattering inhomogeneities inside objects. Since, the dark-field image is constructed by considering only those photons which are scattered while pass- ing through the objects, it can reveal useful information about the object inner structures, such as, the fibre structures inside paperboards.

The end-use performance of paperboards, such as the printing quality and the stiffness de-pends on the uniformity in the thickness and the structures of the coating layer of the paperboards. The uniformity in the coating layer is determined by the coating techniques, the coating materials and the topography of the base sheet. In this article, the dark-field signals from four paperboard samples with different quality indices are analysed. The isotropic and the anisotropic scattering coefficients for all of the samples have been calculated. Based on the correlation between the isotropic coefficients and the quality indices of the paperboards, a new method for paperboard quality measurement has been suggested.

Keywords
Data processing methods, Inspection with x-rays, Interferometry, X-ray detectors
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-21822 (URN)10.1088/1748-0221/9/04/C04032 (DOI)000336123800032 ()2-s2.0-84899557220 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2014-04-24 Created: 2014-04-24 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Alam, M. A., O'Nils, M., Manuilskiy, A., Thim, J. & Westerlind, C. (2014). Limitation of a line-of-light online paper surface measurement system. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(8), 2715-2724
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Limitation of a line-of-light online paper surface measurement system
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2014 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 14, no 8, p. 2715-2724Article in journal (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

A new prototype device has been developed based on a laser triangulation principle to measure online surface topography in the paper and paperboard industries. It characterizes the surface in a wide spatial scale of topography from 0.09-10 mm. The prototype's technique projects a narrow line-of-light perpendicularly onto the moving paper-Web surface and scattered reflected light is collected at a low angle, low specular, and reduced coherent length onto the CCD sensors synchronized with the laser sources. The scattering phenomenon determines surface deviations in the z-direction. The full-width, at half-maximum of a laser line in cross section is sensitive in computation of the surface topography. The signal processing aspect of the image processing, for example, threshold and filtering algorithms are also sensitive in estimating the accurate surface features. Moreover, improper light illumination, intensity, reflection, occlusion, surface motion, and noise in the imaging sensor, and so forth, all contribute to deteriorate the measurements. Optical techniques measure the surface indirectly and, in general, an evaluation of the performance and the limitations of the technique are both essential and challenging. The paper describes the accuracy, uncertainty, and limitations of the developed technique in the raw profiles and in terms of the rms roughness. The achieved image subpixel resolution is 0.01 times a pixel. Statistically estimated uncertainty (2σ) in the laboratory environment was found 0.05 μm for a smooth sample, which provides a 95% confidence level in the rms roughness results. The depth of field of the prototype is ~2.4 mm.

Keywords
accuracy, calibration, Laser triangulation, limitation, online surface measurement, optical profiler, paper-web topography, uncertainty
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20448 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2014.2314753 (DOI)000340103500004 ()2-s2.0-84904362184 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Note

Correction to this article published: 

IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 14 (10):3726-3726; 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2345891 OCT 2014 

Scopus: 2-s2.0-84961153977

Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2017-07-04Bibliographically approved
Alam, M. A., O'Nils, M., Manuilskiy, A. & Thim, J. (2014). Real time surface measurement technique in a wide range of wavelengths spectrum. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(1), 285-294
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Real time surface measurement technique in a wide range of wavelengths spectrum
2014 (English)In: IEEE Sensors Journal, ISSN 1530-437X, E-ISSN 1558-1748, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 285-294Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Real time surface topography measurement in the paper and paperboard industries is a challenging research field. The existing online techniques measure only a small area of paper surface and estimate topographical irregularities in a narrow scale as a single predictor. Considering the limitations and complications in measuring the surface at high speed, a laser line triangulation technique is explored to measure surface topography in a wide scale. The developed technique is new for the paper and paperboard application that scans a line onto the paper-web surface up to 210 mm in length in the cross machine direction. The combination of a narrow laser linewidth imaging, a subpixel resolution, and the selection of a unique measurement location has made it possible to measure roughness and simultaneously characterize paper surface topography from 0.1 to 30 mm spatial wavelength. This spatial range covers wide scale surface properties such as roughness, cockling, and waviness. The technique clearly distinguishes and characterizes the surface of newspaper, and lightweight coated, coated, and uncoated paperboard in real time during the paper manufacturing process. The system temporal noise for the average roughness is estimated as 37 dB. The signal to noise ratio found is from 5.4 to 8.1 in the short spatial wavelength up to 1 mm, whereas it is more than 75 in the long spatial wavelength from 5 to 10 mm.

Keywords
Laser line triangulation; Narrow laser linewidth imaging; Optical online surface topography, Paper and paperboard topography, Surface measurements techniques
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20447 (URN)10.1109/JSEN.2013.2281913 (DOI)000327248100009 ()2-s2.0-84888147725 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2013-12-04 Created: 2013-12-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Reza, S., Norlin, B., Thim, J. & Fröjdh, C. (2013). Non-Destructive Method to Resolve the Core and the Coating on Paperboard by Spectroscopic X-ray Imaging. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, 28(3), 439-442
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-Destructive Method to Resolve the Core and the Coating on Paperboard by Spectroscopic X-ray Imaging
2013 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 28, no 3, p. 439-442Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quality control is an important issue in the paperboard industry. A typical sheet of paperboard contains a core of cellulose fibers [C6H10O5], coated on one or both sides with layers of calcium carbonate [CaCO3] or Kaolin [Al2Si2O5(OH)4]. One of the major properties of a good quality paperboard is the consistency of the expected ratio between the thickness of the core and the coating layers. A measurement system to obtain this ratio could assist the paperboard industry to monitor the quality of their products in an automatic manner. In this work, the thicknesses of the core and the coating layers on a paperboard with coating layer on only one side were measured using an X-ray imaging technique. However, the limited spectral and spatial resolution offered by the measurement system being used led to the measured thicknesses of the layers being lower than their actual thicknesses in the paperboard sample. Suggestions have been made in relation to overcoming these limitations and to enhance the performance of the method. A Monte Carlo N-particle code simulation has been used in order to verify the suggested method.

Keywords
Spectroscopic X-ray imaging, Thickness measurement of layers in paperboard, Paperboard quality
National Category
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-18400 (URN)000325145900014 ()2-s2.0-84883036103 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2013-01-31 Created: 2013-01-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Alam, A., Thim, J., O'Nils, M., Manuilskiy, A., Lindgren, J. & Lidén, J. (2012). Online surface characterization of paper and paperboards in a wide-range of the spatial wavelength spectrum. Applied Surface Science, 258(20), 7928-7935
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Online surface characterization of paper and paperboards in a wide-range of the spatial wavelength spectrum
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2012 (English)In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 258, no 20, p. 7928-7935Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the paper industry, surface topography is the essence of both paper and paperboard, and accurate topographical measurements are equally essential in order to achieve a uniform smooth surface. The traditional laboratory methods measure only a few samples from the entire tambour and there are other obvious limitations to this approach. Online measurements may be of significant value to improve the surface quality throughout the production. Roughness is one of the topography components and the majority of techniques measure paper by means of a single predictor of average roughness, R a which is inadequate in providing a comprehensive characterization of the surface. Measurements, in a wide range ofwavelengths, can characterize topography components such as roughness, waviness, cockling, etc. Online measurements were taken for various grades of 8 paper reels, containing the wireside and topsides for newspaper, and uncoated and coated sides of paperboards. Their surfacecharacterization, in the spatial wavelength spectrum, from 0.1 to 10 mm was obtained. This article presents the online characterizationresults which have efficiently distinguished the surfaces of same family materials including the edge and the middle position reels of fine coatedpaperboard. Online measurements were taken, at Iggesund Paperboard Pilot Coater in Sweden, by using a recently developed OnlineTopography (OnTop) device which is based on the principle of light triangulation. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords
Newspaper; Online paper measurements; Online topography; Paper spectral topography; Paperboard; Surface characterization
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15970 (URN)10.1016/j.apsusc.2012.04.136 (DOI)000305940700022 ()2-s2.0-84862524529 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2012-02-29 Created: 2012-02-29 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Alam, A., Manuilskiy, A., Thim, J., O'Nils, M., Lindgren, J. & Lidén, J. (2012). Online surface roughness characterization of paper and paperboard using a line of light triangulation technique. Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, 27(3), 662-670
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Online surface roughness characterization of paper and paperboard using a line of light triangulation technique
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2012 (English)In: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal, ISSN 0283-2631, E-ISSN 2000-0669, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 662-670Article in journal (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

Within both the paper and paperboard industries, real time monitoring and measurement of surface roughness of a paper moving at high velocities is an important and challenging area of research. The uniform surface, for an entire production, can be effectively achieved by monitoring and controlling the paper surface roughness, in real time during the manufacturing steps. Presently the majority of paper industries rely on traditional laboratory profilometers. The obvious limitations of lab profilometers are that these are slow, do not measure the quality of entire reels but rather deal with only a few small pieces of samples taken from the end of the reels and it is difficult to make any possible correction in the productionlines without knowing the online roughness data. To eradicate the disadvantages associated with conventional measurements, an online prototype instrument has been developed that measures the surface roughness during the manufacturing steps, and is based on a line of lighttriangulation technique. The prototype technique will be of assistance in ensuring tight process control in order to maintain both a better and auniform quality throughout the entire production. It measures the whole reel, meter by meter, in traditional units of roughness and is also capable of characterizing the topography in a wide range of wavelength spectra. The article presents the online analyses results obtained from the developed prototype. The real time measurements, in a paperboard pilot mill, have successfully characterized and distinguished 16 different grades of newspaper and paperboard reels including reels which have the same family of quality grades and materials.

Keywords
Laser application; Line of light triangulation; Newspaper; Online surface measurement; OnTop; Optical measurement; Paper; Paper roughness; Paper smoothness; Paperboard
National Category
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15969 (URN)10.3183/NPPRJ-2012-27-03-p662-670 (DOI)000311020100018 ()2-s2.0-84862525400 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Available from: 2012-02-29 Created: 2012-02-29 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Reza, S., Wong, W., Fröjdh, E., Norlin, B., Fröjdh, C., Thungstörm, G. & Thim, J. (2012). Smart dosimetry by pattern recognition using a single photon counting detector system in time over threshold mode. Paper presented at 13th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors (IWORID). Journal of Instrumentation, 7(1), Art. no. C01027
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 7, no 1, p. Art. no. C01027-Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The function of a dosimeter is to determine the absorbed dose of radiation, for those cases in which, generally, the particular type of radiation is already known. Lately, a number of applications have emerged in which all kinds of radiation are absorbed and are sorted by pattern recognition, such as the Medipix2 application in [1]. This form of smart dosimetry enables measurements where not only the total dosage is measured, but also the contributions of different types of radiation impacting upon the detector surface. Furthermore, the use of a photon counting system, where the energy deposition can be measured in each individual pixel, ensures measurements with a high degree of accuracy in relation to the pattern recognition. In this article a Timepix [2] detector system has been used in the creation of a smart dosimeter for Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation. When a radioactive particle hits the detector surface it generates charge clusters and those impacting upon the detector surface are read out and image processing algorithms are then used to classify each charge cluster. The individual clusters are calculated and as a result, the dosage for each type of radiation is given. In some cases, several particles can impact in roughly the same place, forming overlapping clusters. In order to handle this problem, a cluster separation method has been added to the pattern recognition algorithm. When the clusters have been separated, they are classified by shape and sorted into the correct type of radiation. The algorithms and methods used in this dosimeter have been developed so as to be simple and computationally effective, in order to enable implementation on a portable device. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd and SISSA.

Keywords
Dosimetry, Pattern Recognitionm, Single Photon Counting Detector, Time over Threshold Mode
National Category
Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging Medical Image Processing Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15495 (URN)10.1088/1748-0221/7/01/C01027 (DOI)000303806200027 ()2-s2.0-84856994290 (Scopus ID)STC (Local ID)STC (Archive number)STC (OAI)
Conference
13th International Workshop on Radiation Imaging Detectors (IWORID)
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
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