Thu, Mar 19th 2015 11:00 am
Technologies International, LLC (PTi), a
leading global manufacturer of high-performance sheet extrusion machinery,has launched the G-Series® Configurable
roll stand which permits greater flexibility and significantly reduced downtime
for system modifications. The new roll stand will be unveiled at NPE 2015: The International Plastics Showcase
(Booth #W4182) March 23-27 in Orlando, Fla.
The next-generation system sets a new
industry standard because of its innovative and visionary design. The G-Series® Configurable Model GCH661824 employs a
unique design concept which enables easy downstream configuration changes for
inline thermoforming and roll stock applications. "We've broken new ground by
developing a unique product that delivers the ultimate flexibility and
versatility for extrusion systems, enabling scalable systems that evolve with
changing customer demands," said Matt Banach, vice president of sales and
marketing for PTi.
The new roll stand simplifies future
expansion and utilization of extrusion systems for sheet. The G-Series® Configurable roll stand boasts modular
systems which facilitate rapid downstream configuration changes. Previous
custom roll stands often require modifications taking weeks and sometimes
months. Now, that process can take just hours as processors add another piece
of equipment or make other modifications with minimal re-engineering and
reduced downtime, according to Banach.
Among the key advantages is a
configurable frame which allows other downstream modules to be added without
any cutting, welding, or machining. The length of the module can be adjusted,
increasing or decreasing the distance between the main roll stack and the pull
roll. This feature permits incorporation of new components including, but not
limited to, additional cooling, surface treatment, slitting, and gauging
stations. This also enables manufacturers to change the order of downstream
operations within a system as well as the potential of sharing modules between
other compatible G-Series®
The G-Series® Configurable
roll stand also allows for easy integration of utilities such as electrical,
water, and compressed air. An integral energy chain allows utilities to be
easily repositioned due to the system's configurable elements.
Other standard patented G-Series®features include linear bearing system positioning, ratcheting vertical
nip height adjustment, mechanical roll lock-out, and transfer roll coating for
top and/or bottom side application. This system also includes PTi's high-performance
modulating water circuits. Internally positioned energy tracks permit open-side
access and catwalks allow for easy operator access.
Configurable roll stand is commercially available in vertical up/down, J-stack,
or horizontal configurations.