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ITW Pillar Launches Maintenance Indicator for Treaters

HARTLAND, WI | ITW Pillar Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced surface treatment and induction cap sealing systems, reports the launch of what it says is the industry’s first on-board Maintenance Indicator for its corona treatment systems.

Says Steve Helker, Treatment Systems sales manager for ITW Pillar Technologies, “The newly developed Maintenance Indicator technology actually senses a specific level of contamination at the corona treater’s ground roll which requires maintenance personnel to address. This breakthrough development is critical, since it is well-known in the converting industry that when a certain level of contamination accumulates at the ground roll surface, treatment level sub-optimization effects will occur in the form of backside treatment. This deterioration in surface treatment level can go undetected by packaging converters for extended periods of time and result in significant amounts of non-performing and rejected product.”

Helker adds, “It will also be very likely that at the time the Maintenance Indicator activates, other key internal components such as electrodes will have also encountered a similar level of contamination and require the same attention. This is why this innovative technology can provide our customers immediate payback and significant cost-savings—from avoiding major ground roll replacement costs to significant reductions in rejected materials and downtime.”

Company says the technology is available immediately for all new and existing corona systems. It also confirms that customer addition of the technology to its corona systems will extend their ground roll warranty by one full year.

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