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Paper Communication
Paper production for communication is one of the oldest continuous roll processes, and requires a smooth surface capable of holding print, displaying handwriting effectively, or showcasing images and artwork.

Despite the increase in digital communications, paper retains a key role in communications, providing lasting content that can be widely-read. Surface imperfections adversely affect this application, however.

From newsprint to glossy magazine pages, from notepaper to personalized letters, paper requires smooth, defect-free surfaces to make communication easy and effective. Our monitoring systems provide a real-time process solution.

AMETEK Surface Vision understands paper. Our engineers have provided solutions for web inspection in the industry since the 1980s, delivering unique, custom-made solutions that fit individual product requirements.
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    • Paper Coater

      Paper can be coated to introduce or enhance properties such as surface gloss, ink absorbency and water resistance. High-precision monitoring can ensure uniform coating across a smooth surface.

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    • Paper Extruder

      Extrusion coating involves molten synthetic resin being used to cover a moving paper web. Monitoring ensures a smooth, uniform coating and detects any hot resin damage to the paper.

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    • Paper Folder

      Folding machines are used for making paper products, for example envelopes, and also as part of printing processes. Surface creases and other imperfections can be formed, and so monitoring is important.

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    • Paper Machine
      Paper Machine

      Pulp is squeezed through a series of rollers to remove water, then pressed and rolled further for a smooth finish, Surface inspection helps to ensure consistent paper quality.

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    • Paper Printing

      Mass printing for newsprint and magazines is a high-speed rolling process that depends upon smooth, defect-free surfaces to ensure a legible product. This requires a fast, automated inspection solution.

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    • Paper Sheeters

      Paper sheeters cut the paper roll to size for further use. Automated inspection can check for imperfections before the final product is used or packaged for dispatch to customers.

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    • Paper Rewinder

      Once the master roll is unwound and slit, it is then rewound onto smaller cores of the desired size. Monitoring can verify surface condition and ensure web integrity.

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    • Paper Winder

      Winders convert machine-width paper rolls into finished roll sets for converting or shipping. Paper from a parent reel is rewound onto a core and slit or trimmed as required.

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    • Paper Wrapping

      Automated wrapping increases production speeds, but requires a monitoring solution that operates in real-time. Surface defects can impair packaging integrity and result in a damaged or unappealing final product.

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    • Paper Winder Slitter
      Winder Slitter

      Winder slitters are used to cut large-diameter paper rolls into trimmed roll widths which meet customer requirements. This can be a hazardous area for manual surface inspection, so an automated solution is recommended.

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    • Paper Supercaleder

      High-pressure rollers are often used to provide a smooth finish to the paper, or apply a coating if required. Surface monitoring assures the finished quality of the product.

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