New Era Converting Machinery Inc. to Feature New Portable Coating Line at ICE USA

New Era Converting Machinery Inc. will introduce its newest product, the Portable Coating Line (PCL), at ICE USA in booth #501. The PCL is designed to meet a user’s ever-changing requirements in product development and testing. The system offers flexibility with a multitude of available coating application options as well as lamination capability.  It is designed with true “table top” portability and ease of installation in mind.  The system’s enhanced features include:

  • Web widths up to 6”
  • Speeds of up to 50 FPM
  • Unwind and Winder rolls up to 13” diameter on 3” cores
  • Solvent and water base coating capability
    • Fully enclosed coater assembly for use with solvents
  • Multiple, interchangeable coating methods including:
    • Kiss Coating
    • Dip Coating
    • Saturation Coating
    • Squeeze Coating
    • Mayer Rod Coating
    • Gravure Coating (direct and reverse)
    • Offset Gravure Coating (direct and reverse)
    • Knife Over Roll Coating
    • Reverse Roll Coating
    • Die Coating (with coating supply system)
    • Offset Die Coating (with coating supply system)
  • Hot air dryer with adjustable air temperature
  • Dryer and coater enclosure exhaust fan
  • Touchscreen controls
  • Minimal installation requirements:
    • Mounted on wheels for ease of transportation
    • Fits through a standard 30” wide X 80” high doorway
    • Runs on 110 V power and 80 PSI air
    • Plugs into standard wall outlets
    • Single point compressed air connection
    • Single point exhaust ducting
  • Units with single coating method available for under $90,000
  • Lamination (unwind and nip) can be added to any coating system for under $15,000
  • Complete systems, including all of the above outlined coating methods and lamination, available for under $160,000

Lap-Less Splice Unwind Also on Display

New Era’s new LLS (Lap-Less Splice) Unwind is designed to provide a fully automatic, Lap-Less Splice between the end of an expiring roll and the leading edge of a new roll. The system is suitable for use on a wide range of materials and can operate at speeds in excess of 1,000 fpm without the need for slowing or accumulating the web. The system provides a splice with tape on both sides of the web and can be used on any material which can be cut with a rupture style knife.

“The ability to provide a splice which is functionally identical to a butt splice, without the need for an accumulator, is a game changer for our industry,” says Bob Pasquale, President of New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. “The LLS Unwind allows for the formation of a lap-less splice at high speeds without the need for slowing or stopping the web and without the need for operator intervention.”

Visitors will be able to see the unwind completely assembled, while having the opportunity to speak with the technical staff on hand about how it all works.  New Era can offer the LLS Unwind solution as part of a new web line, or for integration into an existing web line. As part of the technology, New Era has developed a test center which can run at up to 80” wide and 1,000 FPM to demonstrate the LLS Unwind’s viability for each specific client’s materials and process speeds, providing a level of comfort for those integrating the LLS into an existing operation or utilizing the LLS for the first time.

In addition to the LLS Unwind, New Era will be bringing a modular (cartridge style) coating head complete with two gravure coating modules, a J-Arm style tapeless transfer turret winder and a purpose designed laminating station.  These equipment sections are all part of larger equipment lines currently being custom fabricated by New Era. 

“New Era has exhibited at every ICE USA show and can attribute at least one major capital equipment sale to each show we attended,” said Bob Pasquale, President at New Era.  “This says a lot about the quality of leads being generated at the show and the type of attendees it attracts.”

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