Lamination Systems

Preco is the leader in pattern-to-pattern matching of web materials

Our process is used widely for the precise lamination of electronics and medical parts, as well as for simpler mass- produced graphical promotions. Preco creates several types of lamination systems, based on registration tolerance requirement, the need for selecting between in-line or freestanding construction, and the choice of pressure sensitive or heated adhesive methods.

Preco Lamination Machine

Precise slitting and lamination of tandem strips to a base web or to indexed sheets can be accomplished with each strip having a close tolerance placement. "Y" alignment accuracy is to within ±0.002 inch (±50 μm) for each strip.

Hand Holding CTS Media

Capacitive Touch Screen media (CTS) such as applied to smartphones, tablets and readers have web-printed A&B transparent conductive layers. These components are registered and joined with optically clear adhesive into a blemish-free construction.


Registered Sheet-to-Web Lamination

If two webs each contain a discrete pattern, one can be sheeted in order to match and rejoin the other base roll of material. During this process, we perform unique training and registration methods to the sheet, which take into account spatially-oriented part location and nip roll coordination. This is often repeated in-line for producing a multiple-layer lamination. The multi-layered construction continues on for further treatment, and Preco then singulates by laser or hard tool from the web.

Registered Web-to-Web Lamination

When one web must join another in exacting alignment without singulation, Preco employs laser cutting, die cutting, slitting or screen printing "just-in-time" to one of the webs. A choice from a number of positioning techniques is implemented, based upon the product part specification. This allows for example, X-Y-Theta registration for discrete hole punching, while Y-only close tolerance alignment is chosen for exacting slitting results.


Rotary Converting Platform/Laminator

The RCP carries out web-to-web lamination as a fundamental operation, and possesses many more useful functions. Side-to-side web alignment can be controlled using an active web guide component to better than ±0.010 inch (±0.25 mm), and downline just-in-time cut to print tolerance is as good as ±0.004 in (±0.1 mm). In addition, the all servomotor controlled RCP die cuts, slits, kiss-cuts and perforates. It also can be outfitted with the Preco FlashLiteTM Digital Galvo Laser in order to provide many of these same tasks with techniques that augment hard tooling capabilities.
 

Features

Web Widths
  • Up to 1015 mm (40 in) wide
  • RCP: up to 508 mm (20 in) wide
Adhesive Media
  • Various PSA materials
  • Heat-activated up to 400°F (204°C)
Registration strategies
  • CCD Camera, Optical, Fiber Optic
  • X-Y-Theta, X-Y, X, Y
Multiple Stations in Series
Speeds Dependent on Project Application

Preco Custom Lamination Systems

Virtually all Preco lamination equipment is tailored to meet the performance criteria of its customers. Our designs often incorporate OEM supplied components in order to manufacture turnkey production lines that go beyond the lamination process. Call Preco to discuss your next project so that we may offer a manufacturing solution for your company.

Have Questions? Contact Us

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Luke Burns

Regional Sales Manager
Phone:
913.928.2144
US West Coast
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Darren Evans

Regional Sales Manager
Phone:
913.541.0066
US Mid West
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Ken Cavicchi

Regional Sales Manager
Phone:
978.597.6465
US East Coast
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Chris Walker

Director of Die Cutting Equipment
Phone:
913.928.2103
Global Sales
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Salvatore Scarvaci

European Managing Director
Phone:
+44 1227 473 900
European Sales
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Volker Hofmann

Sales/Technical Support Manager
Phone:
+49 6387 993 209
European Sales
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