Run proof-of-concept tests, product development trials, and limited production runs

Our electron beam (ebeam) pilot line, located in Davenport, Iowa, allows customers to run proof-of-concept tests, product development trials, and limited production runs in order to ascertain how ebeam technology can improve a wide variety of key process performance parameters. From crosslinking plastic film and adhesives to curing overprint varnishes on printed material, our pilot line can be configured to accommodate a variety of applications.

Pilot Line

Features our pilot line includes

  • Adaptability to custom configurations
  • Primary unwind stand
  • Corona treatment
  • Secondary unwind stand and nip for lamination
  • Indirect gravure coater with variable gravure roll ratio and direction
  • Chambered doctor blade system and fluid pump
  • Optional chill roll
  • Optional nitrogen inerting
  • Rewind stand with edge guiding and optional oscillation
  • Optional fiberglass web for carrying sheet samples
wdt_ID Technical Specifications Values
1 Accelerating Voltage 100 to 300 kV
2 Maximum Single-pass Beam Penetration 0.028 in
[700 μm]
4 Maximum Web Width 26 in
[660 mm]
6 Maximum Roll Diameter 36 in
[910 mm]
8 Core Size 3 or 6 in
[76.2 or 152.4 mm]
9 Maximum Roll Weight 1 ton
[0.9 metric tonnes]
10 Web Tension 5 to 100 lbs
[22 to 440 N]
12 Line Speed
[Application Dependent]
10 to 500 ft/min
[3 to 180 m/min]
13 Maximum Single-pass Dose
[Speed and Voltage Dependent]
30 Mrad
[300 kGy]
15 Maximum Corona Treatment Power 3.2 kW
Pilot Line Schematic
Pilot Line
Pilot Line