The event is structured with three courses on Monday-Tuesday and three courses on Thursday-Friday, separated by the key CONNECT Day. On Wednesday, attendees can meet individually with instructors, attend group sessions and take part in small focus groups to discuss today’s web-processing challenges and opportunities. Also, on Wednesday evening, you can meet up with colleagues at the Sheraton’s Brew Town Tap immediately following the day’s events. Part of the restaurant will be reserved for AIMCAL and light appetizers served.
Here’s a quick rundown on what’s offered April 11-12:
Web Handling and Converting - Dr. David R. Roisum
Whether you make, convert or use webs, you must know web handling. More than 3,000 students have signed up for this premier instruction both online and in classroom. Find out how to:
- Eliminate wrinkles, baggy webs and apply effective spreading
- Eliminate winding defects
- Design and maintain web machinery, especially rollers
- Design and maintain control systems for tension, nip, guiding and more
- Design web products and processes for more reliable manufacturing
- Troubleshoot a variety of web, web handling and converting issues
- Understand why the web world does what it does
Web Slitting Technology - Dave Rumson
This course presents various web-slitting methods and technical information intended to expand attendee understanding of the slitting process. Details of knife operating forces and their influence on flexible webs, knives and knifeholders will be presented. Knife metallurgy and adhesive slitting options will be discussed as well.
New to the program is discussion on how electronic technology has impacted the slitting process. Included is a brief history of electro-mechanical positioning, electronic knifeholders and automatic positioning systems with closed-loop, cut-on-the-fly location change.
Throughout the course, examples of relevant slitting problems and successes are detailed. A variety of practical tips and suggested tools will be provided to support existing slitting processes.
Solution Preparation and Mixing - Dr. Ken McCarthy
This course is aimed at developing skills to understand and improve many aspects of coating-solution preparation and delivery to the coating line. Students will be shown the significant parameters for efficient mixing and how they can be used to estimate mixing time.
Also, this course will demonstrate that the properties of the coating solution have a critical effect on the uniform and reproducible application of a coating. We will discuss in a practical way how these solution properties affect physical defects, coater operability, drying, and surface features of the coated product. Manufacturing the best coating solution possible is critical because the web coater cannot correct defects resident in the original solution.
New for 2016: Buy one course at full price and get the second one HALF OFF! Prices are $1,348 for AIMCAL members and $1,498 for non-members for TWO courses! More info