Roll to roll

This type of lamination process is about converting flexible materials supplied on a roll and whereby the end result will be on a roll as well.

The Crest lamination machinery which are designed for roll to roll processes are suitable for a large variety in materials such as:

  • plastic
  • textile
  • paper
  • metal
  • foam
  • rubber

We have the knowledge to optimize the roll to roll process with automatic web tension control, end-of-roll detection, automatic side shift and track control. At Crest we are able to laminate the material either single sided or double sided.

After the laminating, it’s possible to post-process the material with slitting, providing the material with marking or coding or with a printed image or logo. Thereafter, the material will be wounded on rolls again.

Advantage

The advantage of a roll to roll process is the production speed and cost efficiency.

Machines

Crest Marking Cutting unit

Hologram marking / cutting unit

General information:

  • Universal and modular Roll-to-Roll unit for marking reflective sheeting or any other sheeting in general
  • Easy to add one or more Marking-units
  • Single or multiple (Laser) markings per sheet
  • 30°ensure in random order or positioned according Graphic logo
  • Different marking types per sheet such as combination from Hologram and Laser
  • Integrated control and easy to separate units for less floorspace and easy transport and installation
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Laminator Slitter

The Crest Laminator Slitter is developed to laminate different adhesives and films to foam materials and slitting it to the desired width before rewinding on a roll. Fast switching between materials can be done by the rotary carousel mechanism. With the lifting system on top of the laminator, the operator is able to change the rolls of material quickly and safely.
With adjustable added (internal and external) heat, the process can be optimized to perfection for each material.

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Winder / Unwinder

The Crest wind up / unwind units are developed for handling various media. The units feature auto-tensioning and automatically regulated wind up speed for perfectly wound rolls. Crest also designs specific winders/unwinders for the handling of bigger rolls and weights over 1000 kg.

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Winder Slitter Laminator

The Crest Winder Slitter Laminator is a heavy duty machine developed to laminate foam on a polyester base and slitting the materials to the correct size. Base materials are fed from ø1200mm big rolls (up to 500kg) by the unwinding units and are slit to the correct width by the slitting unit. After slitting, the materials are laminated. In order to optimize the material properties, a second laminating roller set is placed that stretches the material slightly and pressurizes it again. Before winding the laminated material, it can be slit to the correct width and in multiple strips.

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TS

The Crest TS laminator is a high quality lamination machine using heat and high pressure. The machine is very suitable to apply a protective laminate on top of UV printed substrates for example. The TS’s special characteristics avoid silvering effects when applying pressure sensitive laminates on rough surfaces and UV printed material.

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Rotary Die Cutter

The Crest Rotary Die Cutter is developed to work with different cutting techniques such as through cutting, kiss-cutting and scoring. The machine is perfect for small to medium sized products from different materials such as plastic, paper, foam, rubber, foil, adhesives, etc. The Crest Rotary Die Cutters are perfect to run an entire in-line production from base material to final product.

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ES

The Crest ES 1600 is a multi-functional machine for high-quality laminations, panel mounting of images and encapsulation of prints. The machine is available in a 2 and 4 laminating roller version. The Crest machine is suitable for pressure and heat-sensitive lamination and encapsulation processes. It is able to process various types of lamination and encapsulation supplies.

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Crest Roll Loader

The CRL-300 has been especially designed to transport, load and unload heavy rolls. Special attention has been given to health and safety aspects. One person is able to move around and load or unload heavy rolls efficiently and without the risk of injury. The CRL-300 has a low frame design and takes rolls from storage and transport them to equipment loading stations. The handwinch is equipped with an automatic brake mechanism and operates easily without excessive physical force.

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Coreless Winder

The Crest Coreless Winder is developed to wind materials like carpets and underlayment without cores. Finished coreless rolls, can be cut to the desired length according to input recipes and can be packed into a bag semi-automatically.

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