Turning Defects into Perfection

Rotoflex-Quix ensures print quality with AVT detection systems.

Want the Most Out of Your System? Knowledge Is Power!

The phrase knowledge is power might be a bit clich, but when it comes to inspection and defect detection systems, industry leaders agree converters must

KidderComexi Demos "True" Direct Drive

KidderComexi welcomed more than 125 guests to view its FP 1808 Direct Drive gearless press this spring. Held April 23–25, 2002, at KidderComexi in Agawam, MA, the open house demonstrated what the company calls the "first true gearless press on the market, featuring "zero transmission error" technology.

Through Thick and Thin, Gauging Controls Perform for You

Whether you're in the market for high-end thickness and gauging controls or you want a value-based system, developments have been made at both ends of

How Do You Measure Ink Film Thickness? Count the Ways

Almost every day I receive questions relating to ink or coating thickness determination. You would think it would be a simple matter, but it is not. Ink

Web Line Knowledge Offers a Competitive Advantage

Web lines are the backbone of the converting industry the equipment used in converting paper, film, foil, and other webs into valued product. In this

Anilox Roll Inspection: So Simple, So Important

Despite the amount of technology that goes into the manufacture of a laser-engraved, ceramic anilox roll, the inspection and care given this precision

Direct Answers Drive Presses

A direct answer, typically, leads to greater clarity more quickly. I want Italian, usually leads to speedier appetite satisfaction than I don't know or

BST Pro Mark Inspects on Clemson's Comco

ELMHURST, IL--BST Pro Mark has donated a web inspection system to Clemson University. reports the co. Installed on the universitiy's Comco (comcointl.com)

MD Wrinkle Formation Causes and Cures

MD (machine-direction) wrinkle problems (sometimes called tin canning) still plague many converters and/or film suppliers. The two main contributing parameters

Slitter Savvy: Visual Roll Defects & Remedies

Poor starts: There are obvious differences in appearance between the paper near the core and the remainder of the roll. Remedies: Tighten web before fastening

Web Scratch Solution: Regulate Your Running Rolls

Driven rolls also may scratch the web surface, even though they are very accurately speed-controlled.

Gauging system lights the way

BKL uses converting technology to make electroluminescent lamps; Betacontrol of America supplies the in-line gauging.Electroluminescent (EL) lamps have

Examining trends in drives and motors

AC technology is clearly the wave of the future, but its eventual displacement of DC technology is still a long way off. And what about brushless DC?

Tissue converter accrues benefits of AC servo drives

Wepa & Co., a German tissue converter, discovers firsthand the advantages afforded by electronic line shafting on its new C.G. Bretting converting machinery.

 

 

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