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Hanover Foils specializes in coated foil and film and foil laminations for specialty packaging

Hanover Foils Achieves Impressive Results from Precision Alignment

Hanover Foils, LLC, a flexible packaging converting company located in Ashland, VA, specializes in coated foil and film and foil laminations for a variety of industries including food and beverage and pharmaceutical, medical and nutraceutical. They run several process lines in their 80,000 sq/ft facility including rotogravure printing/coating, laminating, specialty rewinding and coil slitting. When they began […]

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Reduce Costly Alignment Issues with Preventative Inspections

Regularly monitoring key areas of your paper machine can significantly reduce the chance of catastrophic alignment issues occurring in the future.  Misalignment Does Not Happen Overnight It typically takes a good deal of time before seeing the adverse effects of misalignment within your paper machine. Often by that time, what could have been small adjustments […]

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Paper and Packaging Facilities See Impressive Results from Precision Alignment

Over the past two years, OASIS has established our Industry Blog as a place for you to find helpful news, tooling and technology updates, and other educational materials relating to precision alignment and 3D metrology in industrial settings. Additionally in our Blog, we like to provide real world examples of successful projects that OASIS has had […]

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metrology, alignment and mechanical services for printing presses

Signs of Printing Press Misalignment

Precision alignment is recommended by printing press manufacturers as the industry standard for ensuring press lines run at optimal speeds and produce high quality product. Regardless of how precisely the printing press was aligned upon installation, its alignment condition will deteriorate over time due to several factors. These factors include normal day to day operation, routine […]

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Precision Alignment of Winders – Part 1

In this first post of a series on the precision alignment of winders, we discuss the effects of misalignment on product quality and winder components.  To remain competitive, paper companies have increased the operating speeds of their paper machines. This requires winder speeds to increase at a rapid rate in order to maintain the increased […]

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Machine Alignment Increases Paperboard Mill Performance

A large paperboard mill in Ontario, Canada was having issues with baggy edges, wrinkles and lateral tracking problems (in cross-machine direction), particularly in the board machine’s coater area. These problems regularly caused sheet breaks 2 or 3 times a week, every time resulting into stopping the production for 2-4 hours. With each down hour costing between five […]

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Large Flexible Packaging Facility Sees Substantial ROI from Precision Alignment

One of the nation’s leading producers of rotogravure printed flexible packaging required alignment of the chill rolls of one of their printing presses. Additionally, they had developed severe wrinkling through the foil section of their Rotomec coater/laminator. The printing press is a 10-color Rotogravure printing press with in-line lamination capability. The materials produced on this […]

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