Dances with foils - In-line interferometry in R2R production
In the production of flexible electronics, in-line 3D metrology of nanometer-scale features revolutionise the production process making time-consuming off-line measurements for process control unnecessary.
Together with their colleagues Rens van der Nolle (Mechanical Engineer at IBS) and Werner Knapen (Account Manager Bosch Rexroth) built a linear precision module for in-line surface measurements of foil (Dutch).
Magtrol is a leader in the manufacturing of motor testing equipment. They have successfully implemented both radial bearings and air bushings into their test and calibration suite to improve their product quality.
Contactless handling, flattening and stabilization of webs.
In roll-to-roll processes for printed electronics, avoiding web contact is critical to reduce damage and contamination. Air bearings deliver contactless, precision control for printing, drying and inspection processes.