LAMIFLEX

LAMIFLEX

An ideal entry level machine for those entering a new lamination business and seeking for new opportunities.

A wide range of flexible packaging laminates can be produced on the LAMIFLEX series laminating machines.

  • Productivity and efficiency

    • Unbeatable machine parameters

      The new generation of LAMIFLEX solvent-free laminators is characterised by a simple design and is an ideal entry-level model for new companies starting in lamination business. Low price, high production quality and excellent parameters offer unbeatable value in its class. Rigid construction ensures a maximum mechanical speed of 350 m/min. The machine is designed for a maximum roll diameter of 1000 mm, a maximum roll weight of 800 kg and a minimum laminating width of 300 mm. The LAMIFLEX laminator is available in 850 and 1,320 mm width versions.

    • Wide range of substrates

      Features include rigid construction, precise closed loop tension control in four sections, frequently controlled drives and a tensometric roller. A gamet of unwind and rewind tension parameters permit processing of a wide range of substrates including PET from 8 microns, BOPP from 12 microns, AL foil from 9 microns and paper from 30 gsm.

    • Temperature control

      The system maintains roller temperature control in the glue application and lamination units and consists of three loops with individual thermo-controlled units for each. These are adjustable for the required temperature level. The first loop maintains temperature control of the dosing rollers, the second maintains temperature control of the application roller and the third maintains temperature control of the lamination roller. All thermo-controlled rollers are double-walled for optimal heat transmission. Through the individually thermo-controlled application roller it is possible to set a higher temperature for glue application on the material than that of the dosing rollers. The glue is more fluid during application on the material and does not set on the dosing rollers because the temperature is lower. Higher quality glue application at higher temperatures enables higher speed running and increases the options for processing a wide range of substrates.

    • Shaft-less unwind and rewind units

      Shaft-less unwind and rewind units enable quick, easy and comfortable roll clamping horizontally. Mechanical clamping cones ( for 3 inch/76,2 mm diameter & for 6 inch/152,4 mm diameter] or pneumatic expanding chucks (for 6 inch/152,4 mm diameter) provide various solution for specific customer needs.

       

    • Sleeved transfer roller

      The cantilevered sleeved transfer roller enables very quick and easy on-board sleeve exchange. The unique simple roller housing system requires lower pressure for sleeve exchange than a cone housing system. The use of sleeves offer significant cost savings as they are cheaper than rubber rollers and are easier to store and handle. The very rigid design of the 152,905 mm diameter transfer roller permits minimal glue application and in combination with a massive three-roller lamination unit ensures high quality lamination across a 300 mm wide web.

  • Operator comfort

    • Fume exhausting

      An original fume exhausting solution at glue application unit. A high efficiency exhaust system over the whole machine width reliably removes all fumes. The fume exhaust hoses do not limit the view of the material being processed. The exhaust unit is removable – angle adjustable to permit a high level of working hygiene during roller wash-up with ethylacetate. The second exhaust unit in over-head web path prior to lamination unit removes fume residuals carrying by the substrate and minimizes fume contamination at lamination area. Both exhaust units are equipped by easy-to-change filters.

    • Mixing and dosing unit

      Simple dosing solution for one-component and two-component glue with full automated refilling directly from barrels ensures smooth glue dosing with minimal manual handling. The mixing and dosing units have heated containers and the glue is dosed through heated hoses to the application head. Glue level is monitored by ultrasonic sensor. Output data from the sensor automatically manages glue dosing from the mixing and dosing unit to the laminator.

    • Recipe system

      All machines are equipped with a recipe system for job file storage as standard. Frequently used parameters such as speed, tension, glue dosing etc, are stored and accessed via touch screen. Up to 1000 jobs can be stored in the system for recall as and when required.

    • Roller wash-up

      Automatic roller wash-up of sleeves significantly reduces costs and saves the operator time at the end of each job. After the end of automatic pre wash-up, operators remove glue residuals in manual mode with safety foot pedal and dry-up the transfer sleeve.

  • Roll quality

    • Tension control

      Precise unwind tension is controlled by frequently controlled drives to eliminate any deviation of the substrate. The system enables precise tension control dependent on processed material characteristic. The complete solution is designed to process a wide range of substrates with tension range 30 – 250 N.  This system offers laminating of thin and difficult materials, high labour efficiency and operator comfort and minimal material waste at machine start-up and stop.
      Rewind tension control is ensured by the system according to roll diameter and Taper tension curve. This system ensures precise rewind tension control according to processed material characteristic. It is designed to process a wide range of substrates with a tension range of 50 – 320 N. For tension reduction it is possible to use linear or parabolic taper.
      The second part of the system controlling the rewind tension is “Taper press” a system for precise rewind tension control according to roll diameter. The system enables precise tension control dependent on processed material characteristic. The complete solution is designed to process a wide range of substrates within a tension range 50 – 320 N. Both systems allow processing of a wide range of materials with high quality output rolls.

    • Three-roller lamination

      High quality lamination is ensured by a three roll system that ensures high rigidity, a small rubber contact area and a large angle of incoming material for perfect lamination and air bubble elimination in the final laminate. The rubber roller is lightweight and easy to remove.

    • Glue application

      Precise glue application rollers, high rigid mechanical stop of the dosing gap and fixed roller housing enable precise and constant glue dosing. A double-wall roller design for steady temperature distribution on the roller surface ensures steady glue application over the complete web width. Mechanical stops and precise pressure control ensure constant glue transfer at various speeds. A floating housing with roller weight compensation enables steady roller pressure and constant glue transfer over the complete web width.

    • Automatic web guiding

      Automatically controlled horizontal movement of unwind units and materials ensures high rewind quality of poor-quality input rolls. Possible to use push button to correct web guiding by +/- 3 mm at unwinds. Automatic web guiding through ultrasonic sensor increases the ability to laminate low quality rolls at high speed. This means high efficiency of the subsequent slitting process and less material waste.

    • Angle adjustable rollers

      Adjustable guide rollers at unwind and rewind balance the web in the transverse direction and contribute to high quality glue application, lamination and rewind. Even poor-quality (conical) input rolls can be successfully processed.

    • Cooling cylinder

      An optional driven cooling cylinder with manual water flow control ensures laminate cooling before rewinding and contributes in eliminating roll telescoping. Roll telescoping is caused by incorrect glue layers in the laminate and rewind tension curve course. The material is efficiently cooled through a cooling cylinder with wrap around path. This solution is important for paper laminates and extends the capability of the machine.

  • Safety and ergonomics

    • Intuitive control

      A touch screen control panel with user friendly interface indicates errors and displays job settings. An integrated auxiliary control panel at unwind and rewind permits fast and comfortable roll handling at machine start-up and stop.

    • Machine design and ergonomics

      Aesthetic and ergonomic design with high quality surfacing of all machine parts and compact footprint.

    • Safety features

      Machines are designed with maximum emphasis on operator safety. Glue application areas with rotating rollers are secured by safety covers and inaccessible during operation. Unwind and rewind units are protected by safety fences with lockable gates.

    • CE standards

      All machines comply with and meet stringent safety standards and codes. Operation and operator risk analysis are regularly assessed. Safety design elements are updated and new elements are added according to actual standards and code modifications.

    • Working hygiene

      We place great emphasis on maintaining working hygiene and material cleanness and this is a key design consideration and feature of the machine in areas where glue is in use.

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An ideal entry level machine for those entering a new lamination business and seeking for new opportunities. The laminator offers attractive ROI, high quality laminating technology, easy operation and lower operational cost.

Key Features

  • Web width850 / 1320 mm
  • Speed350 m/min
  • Roll diameter / weight850 mm / 800 kg
  • Lamination typesolventless
  • Min. web width300 mm
Width2350 / 2600 / 2800 / 3000 mm Length6000 mm Height3550 mm

Detailed parameters

  • Max. Coat width840 / 1310 mm
  • Core diameter76.2 / 152.4 mm
  • Rewind tension range50 N – 250 N
  • Unwind tension range30 N – 200 N
  • Unwind / rewind unitsshaftless
  • Unwind / rewind roll brakefrequently controlled motor
  • Tension control systemthree frequently controlled motors + load cell
  • Web guiding systemdigital web guiding system
  • Transfer roller sleeve exchangepneumatic tipping cantilevered system
  • Roller temperature controlthree loop temperature system
  • Glue aerosol removal systemacross whole length of roller
  • Machine drivesfrequently controlled motors
  • ControltouchScreen / Siemens PLC
  • Recipe systemyes
  • Remote communicationmodem, auto diagnostic system
  • Cooling cylinderyes
  • Ionisation barsyes
  • Other accesoriescorona – surface tension treater, glue dosing unit – one or two components


Materials

  • Primary materials for adhesive application:
  • BOPP0.012 – 0.08 mm
  • PET0.01 – 0.03 mm
  • PE, LDPE0.03 – 0.20 mm
  • OPA0.012 – 0.06 mm
  • CAST PP0.04 – 0.15 mm
  • CAST PA0.04 – 0.08 mm
  • AL foil0.012 – 0.04 mm
  • Paper30 – 150 gsm
  • Laminatesup to 150 gsm
  • Secondary materials – laminated:
  • BOPP0.012 – 0.08 mm
  • PET0.008 – 0.03 mm
  • PE, LDPE0.02 – 0.20 mm
  • OPA0.012 – 0.06 mm
  • CAST PP0.02 – 0.15 mm
  • CAST PA0.02 – 0.08 mm
  • AL foil0.009 – 0.04 mm
  • Paper30 – 150 gsm
  • Max. material thickness at rewind0.55 mm
  • Max. material thickness at unwind0.30 mm

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Rocco Panetta

Address: Plastic Machinery & Parts tel: 631 277 2223 Ex 2

Rocco Panetta

Plastic Machinery & Parts

125-190 Wilbur Place

Bohemia, New York 11716

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