HyperSplice(TM) electrode technology is said to be capable of interfacing with splice sensors to not only initialize treater electrode retraction but also to return electrodes to their treat position as fast as the splice clears the electrode gap -- at production speeds. HyperSplice also is said to eliminate waste, downtime and electrode replacement costs associated with web-splice impact, as well as being an available option for all new ITW Pillar Technologies corona and atmospheric plasma treaters.
According to Steve Helker, treatment systems sales mgr., "Customers had come to us asking for a solution for the high material waste and lost productivity they experience due to treater electrode damage after incidental or excessive splice impact. They specifically wanted to eliminate the lost productivity encountered when reducing line speed in order to clear splices through treaters.
"The new HyperSplice technology is fully scalable automation for new corona and atmospheric plasma treatment systems, and is not retrofittable to existing treaters. It is breakthrough technology which is designed to retract electrodes to avoid web splices at very high production speeds, and capable of returning them to "treat" position in milliseconds."
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