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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