Web Handling Equipment
Temperature Control Sections
Cooling and heating stations are common requirements of many web processing lines. While there are many ways to heat up, or cool down a substrate, one of the most effective is through direct contact with thermal transfer rollers. For heating applications, New Era utilizes a variety of roller types for getting heat to the substrate, including but not limited to hot water, hot oil and electrically heated rollers. All heating and cooling sections are properly sized to achieve effective heat transfer in an efficient manner. These calculations are done by New Era’s engineering staff and are used not only to size the process rollers, but also the temperature control units which will supply the rolls with thermal fluid. Great care is taken to ensure that the web is conveyed in a consistent and accurate manner to the next stage of the process. These sections are tension controlled through a variable frequency drive by feedback from a load cell roller.