Laminators / Embossers / Calenders
New Era’s stringent engineering specifications are not sacrificed when designing narrow width equipment. Our designs make for durable and reliable machines which have all of the operator friendly advantages of a cantilevered design. New Era can provide you with a laminating, embossing or calendering system engineered around your pressure, temperature, width and configuration requirements. In addition to building complete production lines, New Era will also build a stand alone laminator, embosser or calender for integration to an existing web line or process. Our systems incorporate a wide variety of features, such as sleeved rubber rolls, load cells for nip pressure readout, precision gap adjustment assemblies and preheating/post cooling systems. With regard to preheating, we have utilized infrared heaters, hot oil, hot water or electrically heated rollers and even hot air to bring multiple substrates up to temperature prior to being processed. Post process, we have utilized cooling rolls, cooling plates and air flow to bring the web down to a suitable temperature prior to the next step in the operation. Adjustable inlet and outlet span idler rolls can be provided to vary wrap on the laminating or embossing rolls, both pre and post process. These rolls can be simple idler rolls or one of a variety of different spreader rolls types, all selected based on the process requirements. A number of different techniques can be used to counteract roll deflection, including crowned rolls and nip backup rollers which are particularly effective where the process requires small diameter nip rollers for a small nip impression.