Vetaphone, a manufacturer of corona and plasma surface treatment technology, has added a web cleaner to its portfolio of products to facilitate single-source supply for all narrow web converters. The new unit, which can be single- or double-sided, is available in four standard web widths from 350mm to 570mm (13.8” to 22.4”) and has a maximum web-driven operational speed of 250m/min (820ft/min).

The intelligent design and use of high-quality elastomer cleaner rolls and perforated adhesive rolls ensure that all contamination is removed. The easy side-access to the unit facilitates quick removal of used sections of the roll sheets, while the top opening gives access for web threading and cleaning of the elastomer rolls. Usefully, the adhesive roll has a quick-release device that allows a tool-free change, and the cartridges have a self-locking system to prevent any movement during operation.

Like all Vetaphone technology, the web cleaner is designed for maximum flexibility, and can be mounted in various locations to suit any press configuration and web orientation. The active anti-static system prevents any possibility of re-contamination after the cleaning process has finished. Importantly, the web cleaner can be linked to Vetaphone’s iCorona Generator, which eliminates the need for any additional operating system. This brings added production efficiency and reduces operator stress because the Web Cleaner control and maintenance is fully integrated with the Vetaphone Corona system via the same module. This means that one screen provides all the information required for both web cleaning and surface treatment.

Vetaphone, VP Sales & Marketing Kevin McKell said: “The clever design and control integration of the web cleaner makes it a dream to operate. The console advises of maintenance requirements, provides fault diagnosis, and acts as an instructional manual. There are also prompts built-in for paper changing and roller cleaning, so all the operator needs to do is monitor one control screen.”

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