A ceramic ball inside the slot-die cavity ensures a thin, uniform coating profile while an integrated process-monitoring system maximizes product quality and consistency. A vision-based linear motor system allows the operator to precisely set the coating gap. Other on-line cameras monitor the meniscus in real-time as well as the alignment of overlay stripe patterns. Applications include functional coatings on packaging substrates and electronics, optical films, barrier films, printed electronics and fuel cells.
Judges were impressed with the integrated process monitoring and control and noted, “Slot die technology impacts many industries.” They predicted the system would extend the range of products that can be coated roll-to-roll. “It seems like a simple approach to complex idea,” commented one member of the panel.
The judges also recognized three finalists in AIMCAL’s 2015 Technology of the Year Competition.
For more information on all the 2015 technology winners, click HERE.