LIGNA 2023: IPCO to focus on engineering and service for press belts

Repairing belt formation using IPCO’s Shotpeener Pro

IPCO will feature a productivity centre manned by wood-based panel belts specialists, where repair and maintenance techniques will be explained. Tools on show will include the Shotpeener Pro, the company’s portable unit to restore deformed steel belts to a flat condition without interrupting production.

The next generation Shotpeener Pro incorporates a number of technical advances, resulting in increased blasting effect for faster results. Flattening capacity is increased by 30%, enabling the restoration of belts that might previously be beyond repair. The process has also been reconfigured to reduce cleaning requirements and enable safer, easier operation.

IPCO will also be highlighting the QuickDisc Plus 500, a repair tool for removing the damaged area of a belt and cutting out a replacement disc from the spare section that the company supplies with every belt. This self-contained cutting and welding system can be used to repair damaged areas up to 480mm in diameter on steel press belts.

IPCO will use a demonstration model during LIGNA to explain the benefits of the ScatteringPro precision scattering technology. The company’s ScatterPro C model is used for corundum scattering, a key process in the production of abrasion-resistant flooring. The system ensures uniform distribution of a precise quantity of powder over the full width of the substrate.

The company will also highlight the role that its steel belts and high precision tracking (HPT) system can play in delivering faster, more precise digital printing. Research carried out by Fraunhofer IPT has shown steel belts to be as much as six times more stable than plastic. This performance is further enhanced by the use of a tracking system accurate to +/- 0.1mm and capable of operating at belt speeds up to 300m/min.

IPCO will be at Hall 26: Stand D58.

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