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Universal Surface Treaters

Printing - Laminating - Coating - Extrusion

Converters can now have the best of all available surface treatment equipment configurations by implementing the Pillar Universal station.

This advanced technology features a patented design of easily interchangeable magazines and ground rolls to allow operation as a bare roll (conductive substrates); covered roll (non-conductive substrates);or dual-dielectric (delicate substrates) system.

Patented Modular Interchangeable Electrode

Magazine electrodes on the Universal station can be replaced or interchanged in a matter of seconds. Slide the segmented stainless steel magazine out and the ceramic tube magazine in, now you’re ready to run with a dual dielectric confi guration. Take out the covered roll and replace with a bare roll, now you can run conductive substrates. This patented modular magazine approach make cleaning and changeout effortless with minimal downtime.

Interchangeable Electrode Assemblies

Stainless steel segmented electrodes (available in nominal 3 mm, 6 mm, 12,5 mm) now allow operators using dielectric covered rolls the fl exibility to treat various web widths and “lane” treat while achieving higher treat levels. Stainless steel finned electrodes are used in conjuction with dielectric covered ground rolls for high effi cient treatment of non-conductive materials with a fi xed width or lane treatment requirement. Ceramic round or square electrodes are designed for converters looking to treat metallized, thin or sensitive substrates utilizing either bare roll or dual-dielectric surface treatment technology.

Special Electrode Mounting of the Electrode Assemblies

The Universal magazine design enables each material to thermally expand at its own rate without causing electrode warping or changes in gap, ensuring even treatment across the web. Special electrode mounting prevents electrical shorts due to the carbonizing of build up, thus reducing excessive spare parts inventories clean up time, and maintenance.

External Gap Adjust with Micrometer

Gap adjustments become as elementary as turning a dial, reducing set-up time.

Patented Pneumatic Electrode Thread Up Mechanism

This feature is designed to pivot electrodes out of the way for easy thread up. The unique design also enables knots and splices to move easily through the gap without breaking the web or damaging the electrode.

Easy Roll Removal

This unique system incorporates slotted end plates with access covers to make roll changeovers quick and simple.

Roll Coverings

The Universal is compatible with all commercially available treater roll coverings. Dynamically balanced treater rolls equipped with externally mounted ground brushes.

25 mm thick Aluminum End Plates for Rigidity

Provides increased equipment rigidity that eliminates issues associated with web wrinkles and alignment.

*Contact your Pillar representative for customized information.

Pillar maintains a fully functional engineering and laboratory facility in order to provide treater systems best suited to individual application needs. In addition to our high quality treater stations, Pillar offers a full line of industry proven power supplies and ozone destruct systems. For a free application analysis contact your Pillar representative today.

Universal Specifications Universal Conductive Universal Non-Conductive
Easy Roll Removal Standard Standard
Electrode Type Ceramic Tube Stainless Steel Tube Stainless Steel Segmented Finned Electrode
Electrode Assemblies Available Up to 4 per Side Up to 4 per Side
External Gap Adjust Standard Standard
Microprocessor Controlled Diagnostics Zero Standard Standard
Speed Detection Standard Standard
Patented Pneumatic Retract Assembly Standard Standard
Roll Type* Steel, Aluminum, Water Cooled Steel, Aluminum, Water Cooled
Roll Diameters* 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm or larger 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm or larger
Roll Coverings Available Bare, Conductive Ceramic, Hard Coat Ceramic, Epoxy, Glass, Hypalon, Silicone, Silicone Sleeve (100, 150, 200, 250 mm rolls only)
Sides Treated Treat 1 or 2 (3 and 4 available for Blown Film) 1 or 2 (3 and 4 available for Blown Film)
Widths Accommodated* 305mm-3050mm 305mm-3050mm
Modular Magazine Standard Standard
Spare Magazine Optional Optional
Idler Rolls Optional Optional
Micrometer Controlled Gap Readout Optional Optional
Nip Roll Assembly Optional Optional
Pressurization Package Optional Optional
Tamper Proof Gap Adjust Optional Optional
Tendency Drive Package Optional Optional
Direct Drive Optional Optional
Load Cells Optional Optional
Tension Control Optional Optional
Variable Frequency Controllers Optional Optional


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