ADVANTAGES | BENEFITS of NCCM® non-woven rolls
When considering return on investment, we often only consider the costs of a single product and choose the lowest cost product, however, this is only the tip of the iceberg and does not give an accurate picture as to the true costs. It is easy to see, once all factors are considered, that high value add products such as NCCM® Neutral Premier Yellow mill rolls are a great return on investment.
DURABILITY | REDUCED DOWNTIME
One NCCM® non-woven roll lasts up to 100 rubber rolls. That means fewer roll changes which reduces costly line downtime and fewer unplanned stops. Environmental savings include a significant reduction in the cost of transporting rolls, the space required to store spare rolls and waste disposal.
REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS
NCCM® non-woven rolls are resistant to cuts and gouges so they require fewer repairs that reduce productivity. They are also self-repairing, so if a problem does occur the rolls can be quickly and easily repaired instead of replaced.
IMPROVED PROCESS CONTROL
NCCM® non-woven rolls are uniformly porous. This results in a roll that maintains tight contact with the metal strip for optimal wringing performance. The rolls have a coefficient of friction up to 24 times higher than that of rubber or urethane rolls, improving material control by reducing metal coil slippage and hydroplaning.
MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF PROCESS FLUIDS
The porosity of NCCM® non-woven rolls makes the roll compressible and better able to conform to variations in gauge thickness. Maintaining consistently tight contact across the metal coil produces uniform wringing which significantly reduces chemical carry-out from tank to tank and the need for drying. Because tank chemistry is more consistently contained, chemical disposal costs and the need to add chemicals are reduced.
FEWER COIL SURFACE DEFECTS
Metal shards and debris can become trapped on the surface of rubber or urethane rolls causing defects on the metal coil. The porous, non-woven material of NCCM® non-woven rolls tends to embed small particles into the roll, where it is less likely to come into contact with the metal surface.
LOWER ENERGY COSTS
NCCM® non-woven rolls have a high coefficient of friction which can eliminate the need for auxiliary motors while simultaneously allowing faster line processing speeds and better steering. Because NCCM rolls provide thorough, uniform wringing, the need for drying can be reduced or eliminated as well. Overall, the use of NCCM® mill rolls results in increased operational efficiency through reduced downtime and faster line speeds.