New Blown-ion™ 500 Plasma Surface Treating Technology Enables Rockwell Automation’s Switch from Print-and-Apply Labels to In-Line Digital Printing

When Rockwell Automation moved its contactor and relay production back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it had to develop an entirely new process for the changing volumes and available space.  The new highly automated assembly line would also be a showcase of Rockwell’s automation capabilities, featuring Rockwell drives, motors, Independent Cart Technology (ICT), PLC’s, HMI’s, sensors, and…

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How and why plasma and flame surface treating improve surface adhesion.

Common adhesion impediments found on surfaces. Non-porous and hydrophobic surfaces have low surface energy with few available bonding sites due to low levels of charged ions on the surface. Additionally, any type of surface contamination affects adhesion negatively. This contamination can include material additives & release agents which can migrate to the surface. Clean, Etch…

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Getting Started with Flame Plasma

What’s in the eBook? Learn how flame plasma is helping users improve product quality, and increase production speeds. See what Enercon customers are saying “We’ve integrated Enercon flame treaters and we really enjoy working with Enercon because of their depth of knowledge in surface treating.”Jerry Schmit, Sr Applications Engineer, Midwest Engineering Solutions

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Atmospheric Plasma and Flame Surface Treatment for Medical Applications

Get insight on how medical device manufacturers are using atmospheric plasma to eliminate adhesion challenges. What’s in the eBook? Learn how atmospheric plasma is helping users improve product quality, and increase production speeds. See what Enercon customers are saying “For medical printing applications, it’s imperative to follow the defined protocols. Enercon’s experience with medical device…

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An Overview of Surface Treatment for Three-Dimensional Objects

If you’ve attempted to print, label, or otherwise decorate a three-dimensional (3-D) product, you’ve probably been frustrated by an ink or adhesive that refused to adhere to the part’s surface. You may have tried different types of ink or adhesive formulations to get the job done, perhaps even used chemical primers or batch-treating processes. Still,…

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What Plasma Actually Does to a Surface to Improve Adhesion

Air plasma surface treating is an emerging green technology for leading manufacturers tasked with assembling and decorating plastics, composites, glass and metals. It is a powerful, yet relatively inexpensive technology that is used by both Fortune 100 companies and small operations to improve bond strength, product quality and throughput. You can see the effects of…

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How New Plasma Treating Technology is Advancing Adhesion Dependent Manufacturing Processes

Blown-ion™ 500

The new Blown-ion™ Plasma Treater offers manufacturers powerful and uniform surface treatment for improving adhesion at high processing rates. This plasma treater utilizes a wide MultiPort™ head design that bombards surfaces with an intense, high-speed discharge of ions to clean, etch & functionalize surfaces. Treatment removes contaminants, increases bonding sites, & improves the wettability of…

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Application Engineer’s Guide for using Plasma Treatment to Improve Adhesion

Plasma Surface Treatment is being used in dozens of industries for hundreds of applications. This 30-minute webinar provides insights into how engineers are using atmospheric plasma surface treating systems to improve surface bonding of inks, adhesives and coatings. This webinar includes: Access to the webinar includes both the recorded presentation and the presentation slides.

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Solar Glass Plasma Cleaning Removes Organic Contamination

solar glass cleaning with plasma tech paper

Solar glass plasma cleaning removes organic contamination The pre-cleaning of PV glass is critical to solar module performance. The presence of minute traces of ionic particles on solar glass can compromise energy transference, directly affecting module efficiency. These ions may be deposited by previous module fabrication processes or transferred as a result of machine component…

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Dyne Level Does Not Guarantee Surface Adhesion

Adhesive failure illustration

Dyne levels are a great indicator of your chance for adhesion success. But dyne level does not guarantee adhesion. Let’s look at a few factors that affect adhesion results. These include coating and material compatibility, surface energy, process variables, material variables and ultimately bonding requirements such as entanglement. Coating (ink, adhesive, paint, etc…) and material…

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