Transport rails for cardboard packaging production
Cardboard packaging is made by punching out the desired cardboard shape, applying adhesive to the edges, then moving the cardboard along a conveyor system for further processing. The cardboard frequently gets caught on the dull metal rail of the conveyor. The problem is amplified as remnants from punching and adhesive residue accumulate. To avoid having to stop production too often, the machine operator has to clean the equipment constantly, which slows down production. Valuable production time is lost and fewer boxes are made.
Coating the transport rails with the slide coating PlasmaCoat® significantly increases the speed of production. The improved sliding properties allow the cardboard to glide along the rails without getting caught. The machines no longer have to be stopped, constant cleaning is no longer required, production costs are reduced.