Web Coating Equipment
Faustel offers a full range of roll coating equipment and die coaters for solvent, aqueous and 100% solids coatings, ranging in viscosity from as low as 1 to more than 100,000 cps. Application thicknesses range from 2 microns to 200 microns or more.
Coating Machine Specifications
- Materials: paper, film, foil, and non-wovens
- Web widths: 610 mm-3050 mm (24″-130″)
- Speed: up to 610 meters/min. (2000 fpm)
- Coatings: solvent, aqueous and 100% solids
- Wide range of coating methods
Coating Machine Accessories
- Coating cartridges
- Sleeve systems
- Fluid delivery systems
- Clean room construction
The Cartridge Coater is designed for maximum flexibility and ease of use. Precision construction ensures accuracy and repeatability when changing cartridges. The backing or applicator roll sleeve system facilitates quick web width changes while the cartridges themselves can be set up or cleaned off-line. Options include reverse roll, gravure, offset gravure, Vari-coat gravure, mayer rod, slot-die, 5-roll and hot melt/slot die, knife over roll and comma roll cartridges.
Slot Die Coater
Slot Die Coating Equipment supports either slot die coating with a rubber backing roller or precision steel backing roll, using either flex or fix-lip dies. Die to roll gap is controlled by precision wedge block positive stops. Die angle position is also adjustable.
Slot Die Cartridge Coater (w/Clean Room Construction)
All Faustel Coaters can be supplied with nickel plated or stainless clad construction for location in clean room areas.
Mayer Rod Cartridge Coater
The Mayer Rod Cartridge Coater allows for quick and easy coating thickness changes over a broad range. Faustel rod coaters feature single or dual rods with excellent control of critical wrap angles over applicator roll and rods.
Five Roll Coater
Faustel’s Five Roll Coater offers a rugged, yet precision Five-Roll Coater capable of applying solventless coatings at very low coatweights to the highest level of smoothness. Ideal for silicones (thermal or radiation curable formulations). Mist extractor and roll cleaner options are available.
Offset Gravure Coater
Faustel’s Offset Gravure Coater provides the ability to coat both solventless coatings and water/solvent-based coatings. The gravure coater can be configured as a direct gravure (both forward and reverse application) for water or solvent-based coatings, while the offset gravure method is ideal for solventless coatings. Offset Gravure Coater may be operated with an enclosed applicator or with a traditional pan and doctor blade arrangement. The rolls are individually driven for maximum versatility in both coatweight and smooth lay-down.
Direct Gravure Coater
Direct Gravure Coater may be purchased as a gravure coater only or as an offset gravure coater. Also, offset gravure may be added later if not purchased initially. Gravure coater may be operated with an enclosed applicator or with a traditional pan and doctor blade arrangement. Precision stops and high tolerance rolls are included to support the requirements of reverse and forward gravure applications. See Vari-coat gravure for an additional available features.
Cartridge Coater with Vari-Coat Gravure Cartridge
- Controls coatweight by adjusting internal applicator/doctor chamber pressure
- Unlike traditional gravure, each cylinder delivers a range of coatweights, not a single coatweight
- Pressurized chamber excludes air from entering, improving coating consistency
- Reverse roll application smoothes coating
- Gravure cylinder maintains coating consistency over long runs
- Pressurized applicator chamber retracts for easy access for clean-up
- Speed Sleeve rubber roll systems for tool-free, in-machine changes
- Available as cartridge or single-purpose coater. Cartridges interchangeable with other coating methods
- Fluid delivery system available
Two-Sided Film Coater
Arranged for a horizontal web path, the Two-Sided Film Coater is designed to apply coatings to both sides of the web; for example, a web entering a horizontal tentering oven. Both coating heads function as either gravure or offset gravure. Coating heads are cartridge style for off-line clean-up, changeover or maintenance. Two-sided film coater can be supplied complete with drive and control package for easy retrofit into existing lines.
Flexomatic Variable Repeat Flexographic In-Line Coater
- Used with ink or coating
- Stand-alone drive and controls
- Servo-drive printing cylinder registration control
- Fixed or variable repeat
- UV or EB curing configuration
Variable Repeat Gravure Printer/Coater
The Variable Repeat Gravure Coater is designed to apply a pattern coating which can be in-register with a pre-printed substrate. Gravure cylinder diameter can be changed to accommodate different print lengths. Supplied with coating pan and trailing doctor blade for best performance with pattern engraved gravure coating roll. A servo-motor drive system responds to feedback detecting position of pre-printed image to keep coating in close register throughout run. Can be supplied in-line to go with printing or die-cutting equipment, or as a stand-alone coating line.