Have you measured your nip roller feed rates?
Elastomeric-covered rollers have the unwanted and often unpredictable characteristic of unknown surface speed owing to coupling between circumferential and radial strains within the nip. In this paper we will:
- Describe and demonstrate a measurement method for accurately measuring nip roller feed rates.
- Present modeling techniques for predicting nip roller feed rate and results compared to experimental data.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze roller coverings engineered with the ability to control nip roller feed rate while retaining nip pressure characteristics.