It's easy to clean your ground roll

The ground roll is a vital component of your Enercon Corona Surface Treating System. Defects in the surface of the roll or in the roll covering can lead to backside treatment, pinholed substrates and outright failure of your system. Here again an ounce of up-front preventative maintenance can be worth pounds of downstream cure. Here are a few roll care tips specific to the type of roll or roll covering that you may be using.

Bare Aluminum Roll

  1. For general cleaning mild soap and water works best.
  2. To remove built-up oxidation use a Scotch-Brite™ pad or very fine emery cloth.
  3. To remove severe oxidation it may be necessary to turn down the roll face. -CAUTION- The maximum allowable depth for milling the roll face must not exceed .030".
  4. Never use a caustic solution.

Hypalon Covered Roll

  1. For general cleaning mild soap and water or alcohol (methanol or methyl alcohol) work well.
  2. NEVER USE 1,1,1 Trichlorethane, (MEK's), Xylene or similar products.

Silicone Covered Roll

  1. For general cleaning mild soap and water work best.
  2. NEVER USE 1,1,1 Trichlorethane, (MEK's), Xylene or similar products.

Ceramic Covered Roll

  1. To remove light dust and dirt use water with a mild soap and a clean soft cloth. After washing, wipe the surface with isopropyl alcohol to evaporate any remaining moisture.
  2. To remove grease and oil use Simple Green® all purpose liquid cleaner with a soft cloth. Again, apply an alcohol wipe after washing.
  3. To remove tougher stains scrub with a powdered kitchen cleanser and a Scotch-Brite pad, then
    wash, rinse and wipe with isopropyl alcohol.
  4. NEVER USE strong acidic solutions or any cleaning mechanism that uses metal or conductive material,or power tools of any kind.

Electroless Nickel Plated Roll

  1. Any non-caustic cleaner can be used.
  2. To remove oxidation use a commercial silver cleaner or tarnish remover.

Originally appeared in eNews: Maintenance 3rd Quarter 2001.

A Scotch Brite™ pad or very fine emery cloth should be used for cleaning ground rolls.