Optimation’s web handling consultants have decades of mechanical and electrical experience in web handling and proven success in the development of roll-to-roll processes for paper, film and digital media products. When we’re in your facility we become investigators, looking at and understanding your process in order to determine the root cause of your problem or to find ways to improve and increase product yield and quality.
Optimation consultants help solve common problems
| Web Tracking
|| Web Weave
| Roller Wear
|| Web Foldover
| Web Tension (Bagginess/Strain)
|| Web Speed Variations
| Excess Waste
|| Web Tension Variations
| Web Creasing
|| Crossweb and Machine Direction Variations
| Web Wrinkling
|| Air Entrainment
| Web Breakage
|| Web Curling
| Web Defects
| Web Buckles
|| Tight and Loose Winds
| Winding Defects
|| Lateral Dynamics
How we solve problems:
Nip System Solutions
Improve your profitability by understanding your process nips and eliminating nip related defects such as web shifting, wrinkling, creasing, delamination and web curl.
Our Nip System Solutions are designed to help you:
- Measure how your system is performing
- Diagnose the cause of waste and variations
- Recommend remedies for a more robust process
Nipped roller systems are difficult to diagnose and model due to the complex interaction of many variables. The ideal nip roller system for your process includes understanding:
- Loading mechanism and structure
- Rubber roller coverings
- Web material properties
- Web path mechanical behavior
- Tensioning system
- Web-to-roller traction
Download our Nip System Services Cut Sheet and learn more about our Nip Diagnostic Package, including onsite nip pressure characterization, measurement and engineering report.
Optimation provides machine assessment services. Our mission is to develop data driven knowledge of your process and equipment, leading to accurate and effective solutions to your unique challenges.
Our process expertise includes:
- Machine Speed-Ups
- Web Wrinkling, Creasing, Weave
- Web Winding
- Web Guiding and Registration
- Aqueous and Solvent Coating Technology
- Gauge Control
- Tension Control
- Micro Replication
- Air Conveyance
- Product / Process Quality Issues
- Control system Design
- Process Analysis, Troubleshooting and Development
Download our Machine Assessment Services Cut Sheet, and learn more about how a better understanding of your process can result in greater yield and increased profit margins.
Onsite training provides the opportunity to participate in web handling classes, tailored to the materials and product running on your machines and dealing with the particular web handling issues of greatest importance to you. We work within your schedule, and because this training option doesn't have a hands-on lab portion, we can often complete onsite training in a shorter period of time than our traditional seminar and lab based training classes.
Please contact Dr. Kevin Cole for further information.
Interested in web handling classes that include a hands-on lab? Visit our training page.