Over the years, changes in production needs will lead to changes in mechanical, automation, or electrical systems. The result is often bottlenecks and slowdowns of successive segments down the line. In some cases, the machine may not have been properly optimized from the beginning, but now needs to run at a higher quality or capacity. Because of this, the entire web handling process should be evaluated.
This process evaluation starts with an examination of the current control systems and capabilities including a study of the power capabilities of the existing motor drive train. The material characteristics as they feed through the machine are observed. along with new technology potential.
On a speed increase, determining the required power to account for the new speed means understanding the capabilities of the sectional motors, associated drive train, and the limits of process variables such as dryers, coolers, flow, etc.
Quad Plus has performed many line speed increases and line optimizations throughout the years to improve tension control, process control, and position or length control. Line optimizations of your production machine will guarantee the highest production output as well as product quality.