Making Your Legacy Coater/Laminator Work

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Stephen Huff, Imperial Rubber Products, Inc.

While companies consolidate facilities, legacy equipment continues to get passed down to unsuspecting process engineers. Drawings of the machine’s components don’t exist and operators are being asked to produce products that the machine was never designed to produce. “Magical” one-of-a-kind rollers are discovered to work while all others resembling them fail to perform no matter how similar they might appear. With no money and anxious managers waiting for miracles, what is the answer?

This paper will discuss critical issues needed to be considered when attempting to press a legacy coater/laminator into service to successfully produce new and different products for your company.

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