Printing Industry

Printing machinery such as web printing, Rotation press, is focused on delivering quality and at the same time often under strict deadlines. The printing machines works not only in specific temperatures and humidity, but the mechanics of the printing machine needs to be monitored with high precision as even small errors may lead breakage of the web of paper, textile, plastic or nonwovens, which can cause a breakdown and downtime of more than 2 hours.

Monitoring the placement of dancers attached to the rolls or the accumulators allowing ongoing process in case of pager change or bottleneck issues, is often performed by potentiometers, linear potentiometers or string potentiometers but the now Linear Displacement Transducers, such as Gemco 955 eBrik II LDT, is providing higher precision, stability and longevity. The magnetic linear position sensors simply perform better and on the long run they are in fact lowering the expenses compared to using potentiometers.      

Application Note - Magnetostrictive Control of Dancers on Rotation Press
Application Note - Magnetostrictive Control of Rotation Press Accumulators