Foliant Castor 530 SF

General Info

Foliant Caster 530 SF
Automatic Laminating System

The Foliant Castor 530 SF is a high speed compact and fast industrial laminating machine, constructed with a heavy duty integrated suction feeder and a high speed bump separator and an optional pallet stacker. The machine maximum speed is up to 164′ per minute (50 m).

The Foliant Castor 530 SF is equipped with a rising pile back separation stream feeder, with a suction feed head. It is driven by an Omron servo motor and controlled by a machine central PLC. The Becker vacuum pump is used for back and side sheet airing. The overlaps are electronically controlled, in an “in-run” automatic mode, from the touch screen. The accuracy is +/- 2 mm under-lap in a constant speed. The feeder is fitted with a lifting plate and its capacity is a 21.6″ (55 cm) pile of paper.

The FOLIANT Castor 530 SF laminator offers a maximum sheet size of 20.4″ x 29.1″ (53 x 74 cm) with a minimum sheet size of 8-1/2″ x 11″ letter size (30 x 25 cm, A4). The Castor 530 SF machine is a single sided thermal industrial laminator that will handle paper from 115 to 500 gsm. The unique “U” cross bar handles thin sheets flat and safety with high pressure lamination, mounted in the front of the main laminating rollers, with an “in-run” adjustable de-curl bar.

The roll of a film is mounted on a quick-change shaft with a film tension control breaker and with a precise film positioning nut. The shaft capacity is up to 10,000″ (3000 m) of 1.2 to 1.7 mil (24 – 31 microns) film. The film holder unit is equipped with a trim slitter and a perforating wheel. The laminating process is done between two laminating rollers – a highly polished chrome roller, and a lower hard rubber pressure roller. The laminating roller is heated with 4 contact electric heaters inside the roller, with a sensitive in-roll temperature sensor.

The pressure is pneumatically adjustable, with an extra independent control knob for each roller edge. The pressure of pulling rollers is controlled with a pneumatic control knob. There is a service “walk-in” section between the machine laminating rollers and pulling rollers for easy machine maintenance and rollers cleaning.

The machine is fitted with OMRON Programmable Logic Controllers, which controls all machines’ functions. The PLC system includes many automatic features for easy machine control and a reliable lamination and the interactive easy to understand icon touch screen panel means no language version is needed.

The integrated bump separator / sheeter is equipped with a pair of fast cycling rollers. The process is controlled from the machine PLC unit. The separated sheets are delivered into optional vibrating jogger or a pallet stacker.

The machine laminates OPP films 1mil to 1.7 mil (23 – 42 microns), 1.5 mil Nylon film (max. 35 microns), and 1.5 mil PET films (max. 35 microns).

Options:

  • Jogger 530* – is an adjustable vibrating reception unit for the laminated sheets stocking. Its capacity is limited up to a 3.9″ (10 cm) pile of sheets.
  • Pallet Feeder – It is fitted with a pallet holder and adaptor for a full pallet of paper. Its capacity is 65 cm paper pile. The pallet can be manipulated from the front and it requires another space for the manipulation.
  • Pallet Stacker* – is a device equipped with a pallet trolley, pneumatically controlled from the machine PLC, which loads the laminated sheets into a high pile. Its capacity is 25.6″ (65 cm) pile of sheets. It is based on a manual scissors lift table (hydraulic) and sensors for its pneumatic control. The pallet can be manipulated either from the operator’s side or from behind.
  • External Electric Film Loader – is an electric lift with a film core adaptor for loading heavy rolls of film, maximum capacity of  275 lbs (125 kg). The device is not integrated with the machine. It is only connected with the machines electric circuits.


 

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