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Converting Machinery Leadership for Better Processing

Addressing profitability factors for converting customers is the focus of Davis-Standard’s converting systems group. Consider Davis-Standard your one-stop-shop for the industry’s largest portfolio of converting solutions for paper, film and foil products. From concept to finished rolls, our converting equipment strategy evolves around industry trends and your processing needs.

Providing you with automated features that enable better resource utilization and outputs, as well as options for environmentally conscious processing is a priority. We’re addressing current trends with:

  • Highly efficient equipment designs and smarter technology, including extruders with a more compact footprint and the use of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) for improved performance analytics
  • Promotion of best practices through informational seminars and webinars, delivered by in-house industry experts on a range of topics
  • Ongoing customer R&D opportunities for new application development and validation at laboratories in Pawcatuck, Conn., and Fulton, N.Y.

A few recent additions to our converting machinery line-up include the DS Activ-CheckTM and CHP extruder for extrusion coating applications. The DS Activ-CheckTM exemplifies the value of digital transformation by using systems and strategies offered by the IIoT to simplify your converting process data. The configurable platform engine uses analytical tools based on long-term cloud data storage, process, and equipment technology algorithms to help your management and production teams identify quality and line efficiency factors for better processing. This includes improved operator effectiveness and safety, reduced downtime, and consistent product quality.

The sleek CHP extruder offers you a smaller footprint and lighter weight machine to accommodate an existing carriage or platform structure. You benefit from a space-saving retrofit or coextrusion addition in order to boost outputs and line speed. This includes efficient mixing capabilities for a low melt temperature and output rates up to 80 to 100 percent higher than current extruder options.

In addition to new innovation, you can expect a collaborative and worry-free approach to development, installation, and training from start to finish. This includes:

  • A 24/7 service hotline
  • Extensive spare parts inventory
  • On-site technical services
  • Equipment upgrades

There are several retrofits and control options to extend the life of your machinery investment with like-new system performance and options to accommodate your budget parameters. For example, you can add extrusion coating capabilities to an existing laminator to address new structures and applications while supporting operational efficiencies.

To support continued growth in markets such as food and protective packaging and agricultural films, we’ll work with you to engineer the right solution for the application(s). This includes machinery that fulfills the most demanding flexible packaging, non-wovens, paper and board coating, liquid coating and laminating applications. You can take advantage of:

  • Laboratory-sized systems for R&D all the way up to 6.2-meter-wide systems for industrial materials
  • A proven range of extruders, feedscrews and control systems
  • Automatic profile control (APC), air rings, deckle and die options, multi-coating solutions, web handling, winding and unwinding, liquid coaters and more

This is further augmented by Davis-Standard’s large installed equipment base, global sales and service presence, and established network of trusted vendors to ensure quality control and timeliness of delivery to customers worldwide. For more information about Davis-Standard’s converting capabilities, visit https://da- vis-standard.com/market-solutions/.

About Davis-Standard, LLC

Davis-Standard, LLC (www.davis-standard.com), headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of extrusion and converting technology. Davis-Standard systems encompass over 11 product lines to support manufacturing applications and customers within every major industry. This includes the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, energy, electronics, food and beverage packaging, and retail industries, among others. With more than 1,400 employees worldwide and a network of independent sales agents and suppliers in nearly every country, Davis-Standard is committed to engineering systems that are reliable, environmentally friendly, and offer a high return on investment. The company has manufacturing and technical facilities in the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.