Multi-functional coatings for web guiding applications

As an expert in engineered rollers made of CFRP or aluminum, special stainless steel applications and multi-functional coatings, Inometa offers intelligent solutions for various roll-to-roll applications.

Their combination of light weight, high strength and excellent vibration damping properties will allow higher processing speeds in the future. Especially when thin materials are involved, CFRP rollers ensure low starting torques and precise web guidance which makes them ideal guide rollers. To avoid overstretching or ripping when coating, thin films need to be handled with low web tension.

Inometa sensor rollers with integrated web tension measuring technology ensure web tension forces of setpoint precision and thus a smooth web transport. Inometa also supplies the analysis software for safe and high quality coating processes involving sensitive materials. High-end applications including vacuum coating have very high requirements with regard to the surfaces of web guiding and process rollers. To this end Inometa has developed multi-functional coatings for web guiding applications.

PROTEK coatings are produced using thermal coating technology which makes them extremely wear-resistant; they can be designed to perfectly match the respective application. Carbide and ceramic coatings are extremely resistant against high temperatures and surface wear. Non-stick coatings keep the roller surface free of buildup and contamination, thus helping prevent production waste. The low-maintenance coatings are easy to clean and ensure a high product quality in seamless processes.

As a single source provider with diverse experience and long-term know-how, Inometa can provide flexible, tailormade solutions for various printing and coating processes. The company says it provides more production speed, higher product quality and better cost efficiency for a competitive advantage in the growing printed electronics market.


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