Dip Dying Coating Machine
A reverse roll coater is a multi-roll coater that uses a series of rolls to pre-meter and apply a coating to the web. A typical reverse roll coater features three rolls, all rotating in the same direction. In a nip fed reverse roll coater the coating is puddled in the gap formed between the metering and applicator roll, both of which are of precision steel construction. A layer of coating forms on the surface of the applicator roll as it rotates away from the coating puddle. The thickness of this layer is determined by the gap between the metering and applicator rolls, as the coating passes between them. As the coating continues to rotate about the applicator roll it is wiped onto the web, which is traveling in the opposite direction on the rubber covered backing roll. A variation of this design is a pan fed reverse roll coater. In this arrangement, the coating resides in a pan in which the applicator roll is partially submersed.