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At New Era, we’ve made a commitment to aid our customers in testing their new products in order to develop and integrate the latest technology into their processes. Our Pilot Line Facitily is designed to allow testing of webs under a variet of coating, drying, and laminating conditions. The facility includes the following capabilities:
General Specifications:
Maximum Web Width = 24″
Maximum Process Speed = 1000 fpm
Maximum Roll Diameter = 30″ / 3″ or 6″ coresCoating Capabilities:
Solvent Based, Aqueous, 100% SolidsCoating Methodologies:
Direct / Reverse Gravure
Differential / Reverse Offset Gravure
Forward / Reverse Roll Coating
Knife over Roll
Kiss Coat with Post Application Metering
Die Coating
4 or 5 Roll Transfer Roll CoatingDrying / Curing Capabilities:
24′, 3 Zone, Gas Fired, Air Floatation, Dryer
Maximum Temperature 500 Degrees Fahrenheit
Multiple Nozzle Configuration
UV Curing LampsLaminating Capabilities:
Dry Bond Lamination
Temperature Controlled Laminating RollWeb Transport Capabilities:
Servo Drives for Maximum Flexibility in Process Speed and Tension Control
Web Tension Control .1 to 2.0 PLI
Automatic Edge Guide at Unwind / Winder and Dryer Exit

The Pilot Line’s state of the art drive and control system allows for maximized flexibility of the system. Its modular coater allows for reconfiguration in order to facilitate custom applications in addition to those listed above. Our experienced Process Technicians are available to assist in all aspects of the trials

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