Keep your Calender Running During Warm-Up and Cool Down

Severe thermal run-out can be introduced during warm-up of the calender if it is not kept running. Remember that the calender gap will be reduced as the rolls grow (get larger) as their temperature … [Read more...]

Limit Force Induced Gauge – Keep the Calender Running

Keep the calender running – stops cause the rolls to become egg shaped and introduce significant gauge thickness variation. When the calender is stopped, roll heat loss is not uniform around the … [Read more...]

Force Induced Calender Gauge Variations

Force induced variations result from the way the calender is operated and from previous process steps such as feed mill operation compound consistency from mixing In rubber calendering, … [Read more...]

Calender Roll End Actuator Wear -leads to inability to make small gauge corrections

Electric screw actuators are the most common type of calender roll end positioning system. The screw and nut operate under very high loads and thus experience significant wear even with proper … [Read more...]

More Calender Run-Out problems – Roll Water Passage

Most modern calender rolls are the drilled type. This means that water passages are drilled across the roll face under the surface. This effectively forms a radiator-like heat exchanger around the … [Read more...]

Calender Roll Surface Run-Out may actually be the bearings

Calender roll bearing smay have excessive run-out. The result is the same as, and will appear as calender roll surface run-out. Excessive bearing clearance will result in the roll shifting during … [Read more...]

Calender Rolls Seem to be Erratic? Check for Roll Eccentricity!

Calender rolls must be round and free of run-out at ambient temperature. Any run-out of the individual calender rolls will be amplified as the high spots and low spots periodically match up between … [Read more...]

Calibrate a FACTS Touchscreen

The FACTS 2001 Family Control Systems are located across the United States and the world. Use this handy guide to troubleshoot your touch screen. Via Touchscreen If the touchscreen is working well … [Read more...]

On-Cal Gauge Calibration Procedure

(For a more detailed Calibration Procedure please refer to Chapter 14 of the FACTS 2001FS Manual.) Clean all debris from the Roller assembly wheels. Clean all debris from the Gauging roll … [Read more...]

Calender Roll Grind Profile Tech Tip

Any calendering system, with or without a FACTS, Inc. control systems will perform best with properly maintained calendering rolls. Calender rolls must be ground periodically to establish the proper … [Read more...]