Valmet applicator rods are made to last. Increased rod lifetime means fewer rod changes and less rods used, resulting in savings in time and costs.
Excellent coating and paper quality
Maximum production capacity
Over the years we have developed top-notch raw material know-how and our own steel specification. Also, our own metal laboratory for quality control and product development ensure that we only use high quality raw material free of defects. We have developed inspection methods and special equipment developed to secure consistent production process and product quality”.
A customer’s machine (lwc coating & film size press) was using competing ceramic rods with a lifetime of less than two months. After 1,5 months running time, the coating quality was getting worse – remarkable wearing and worsening of surface roughness had been measured.
Smooth ceramic Valmet rod was running five months without any problems. Excellent film formation and coat weight profiles were achieved during the whole running period. There was practically no wearing and the surface roughness stayed on the level of a new rod.
|Excellent film formation and coat weight profiles during the whole running period|
|Wearing rates practically zero|
|Surface roughness stayed on the level of a new rod|