According to Steve Helker, treatment systems sales mgr.-ITW Pillar Technologies, “The newly developed Maintenance Indicator™ technology actually senses a specific level of contamination at the corona treater’s ground roll which requires Maintenance personnel to address. This breakthrough development is critical, since it is well-known in the converting industry that when a certain level of contamination accumulates at the ground roll surface, treatment level sub-optimization effects will occur in the form of backside treatment. This deterioration in surface treatment level can go undetected by packaging converters for extended periods of time and result in significant amounts of non-performing and rejected product.
“It will also be very likely that at the time the Maintenance Indicator™ activates a signal to operators, other key internal components such as electrodes will have also encountered a similar level of contamination and require the same attention. This is why this innovative technology can provide our customers immediate payback and significant cost-savings – from avoiding major ground roll replacement costs, to significant reductions in rejected materials and downtime.”
ITW Pillar Technologies says its Maintenance Indicator™ technology is immediately available for all new and existing corona systems. It also confirms that customer addition of the technology to ITW Pillar Technologies corona systems will extend the ground-roll warranty by one full year.
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