Why should you get your equipment aligned?
You cannot always tell if your equipment is misaligned. Seemingly small issues can have a major impact on the quality of your board, or worse, can cause an unplanned plant shutdown.
Some of the damaging symptoms of misalignment include:
- Failed or poor splicing
- Paper tracking issues resulting in uneven tension in face and back papers
- Paper breaks
- Lack of edge control / difficulty keeping papers on center
- Level issues with board line rollers having an impact on the core
- Premature wear to forming belt and other equipment
Proper alignment, which helps to improve up-time, product quality, and raw material waste, can result in a dramatic savings of both time and money.