Quality inspection of leather using novel planar sensor : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering (Research), School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Turitea campus, Palmerston North
Value of leather produced from sheep is determined by its quality and
looseness is one of the quality attributes that determines the value of the leather.
As of now, looseness in sheep skin can be determined only after the tanning
process is done and it is a long and expensive process to treat the looseness in
skins after the tanning process. An interdigital sensor based sensing system has
been developed which works on the principle of sensing technique based on
interaction of electric field with the materials under test. Finite element
software has been used for analysis and design of sensors. It has been reported
that a good correlation was found between the actual looseness values and
calculated looseness values.