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Gain Precise Control when Coating on a Converting Line

By applying liquids with a high degree of precision, the Epic PLA can save time, money and material in paper manufacturing or converting operations.

The Epic Precision Liquid Applicator (PLA) provides reliable and cost efficient accuracy in the application of aqueous, solvent based, catalytic, electron beam, UV or carbonless coatings. It is designed to be used in a wide range of coating functions, including single or simultaneous double sided coating.

3 Mode Functions

  • Provides accurate and dependable single sided coating
  • Allows close regulation of material application, with constant coat weight regardless of speed
  • Able to run varying web widths without edge buildup
  • Designed for web following and automatic startup and shutdown
  • Supports both forward and reverse roll coatings
  • Installed with a horizontal web path arrangement
  • Simultaneously applies the same or different coatings to both sides of the web
  • Costs less and takes up less space than installing two separate coaters
  • Ideally suited for controlling web curl under demanding paper and broad processing conditions
  • Decurls the web through the controlled penetration of water into the sheet
  • Close tolerance addition of moisture relaxes the sheet, eliminating curl
  • Creates a consistently flat surface
  • Drives moisture into the sheet fibers producing virtually no surface moisture
  • Accurately and reliably applies moisture to virtually any paper or board, at full production speeds

  • Cost effective
  • Precise
  • Supports wide range of coatings including: aqueous, solvent based, catalytic, electron beam, UV or carbonless
  • Coats both single or simultaneous double sided
  • Transfers liquid films from 3 to 15 microns thick
  • No slinging or spattering
  • Delivers a constant linear film thickness at any web speed
  • Designed for surface coating, controlled penetration coating and/or decurling for paper manufacturing and converting
  • Safe and simple to operate
  • Supports solvents, solids and rheologies coatings
  • Fast and easy single operator control
  • Roll-to-roll pressures and skewing measured by dial indicator and adjusted via hand-wheels with internal scales
  • Maintains a constant and accurate linear film thickness at roll speeds of 5000 fpm
  • Requires no viscosity adjustment for speed changes
  • Lowers paper and coating waste
  • Less coating needed to deliver pin hole and pattern free coating

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Add Value and Eliminate Secondary Operations

Custom engineered systems are available for virtually any web offset or converting configuration including wet trap aqueous and UV application.

Epic’s advanced in-line web coaters add value, quality and appeal to web press operations, while eliminating time-consuming secondary operations. Ultimately using Epic’s in-line web coaters will increase profits and create quality impressions.

In-line Dry Trap Coating – SSDT

  • Provides one-sided, overall coating after the drying process
  • Small enough to fit in a press without opening it up or rebuilding it
  • Easily installed on a press with two pass heat set ovens
  • Water based coatings can be applied at speeds up to 2500 fpm
  • Applies a wide range of coating viscosities
  • Can be made portable for use on multiple press lines
  • Coating speed matches any web press
  • Does not require “special” cylinders with different cell sizes to meter different coatings
  • Coating weight can be changed on the run
  • Variable speed drive with automatic following and independent manual control
In-line Pattern Coating System for Aqueous or UV

  • Coating laydown is consistently streak and pin-hole free
  • Requires no special web routing when in use
  • Coat weight can be changed on the fly
  • Applies water or solvent-based or UV coatings without smearing or set-off
  • Supports high gloss, rub resistance, oil and moisture resistant and anti-slip coatings
  • No limitation on types of stock, can coat label to cover
  • Quick make-readies
  • Easy to install
  • Requires little operator training – easy to operate
  • Capable of overall or pattern coat
  • Single or double side configurations available
  • Servo driven plate cylinder provides “shaftless” closed-loop optical circumferential registration
  • Motorized lateral register for pattern coating
  • Magnetic plate cylinder
  • Laser engraved ceramic anilox roller
  • Enclosed doctor blade system


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