Pilot Machines Prepare the Way for Production Machines
The knowledge gleaned from pilot machine operations is invaluable in enabling production machine operations.
Pilot machines are used to develop critical scalable processes and produce small product quantities. Process parameters can be adjusted during the “pilot” process to achieve the desired “full” production results.
These machines can be considered advanced laboratory machines used to demonstrate production-ready or almost production-ready capabilities. Coatema offers pilot plant working widths from 300 mm to 1,000 mm using the same standardized modular structure as their laboratory machinery. The Coatema pilot plant layout boasts a high level of precision and accuracy with a commitment to a modular design and maximum flexibility.
Coatema’s patented development of the Click&CoatTM modular concept has set new standards for pilot machinery design. Some Coatema pilot machines are used to manufacture products using new technologies. Here, our lab2fab concept offers simple scalability for larger production quantities or higher production rates.
Quality assurance systems, such as thickness measurement, surface monitoring, spectroscopy, and more, play an increasingly important role and can be integrated into Coatema tools.
Our cooperation partners can deliver in-line converting systems for roll-to-roll goods that are traditionally located downstream.