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Latin American applied research

versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793


BALZAROTTI, F.  y  ROSEN, M.. Systematic study of coating systems with two rotating rolls. Lat. Am. appl. res. [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.2, pp.99-104. ISSN 0327-0793.

The coating method called "Roll Coating" is one of the most widely used in industry and consists in the application of fluids through rotating rolls. In this work we examine the system of two cylinders in rotation. The aim of this presentation is to characterize this system of two cylinders for different ratio of velocities (s) and gap configurations, in order to build a phase diagram that identifies the resulting thickness for each set of operation parameter values. Resulting thicknesses were contrasted with classical models to test its validity limits. The classical models, which are based on the Theory of Lubrication, and their corresponding simplifying hypotheses, let us demonstrate the significant dependency of the outlet thicknesses with regard to the gap and the velocity ratio and the modified Capillary number ß. When the amount of fluid dragged increases, an irregular V-shaped cross-site wave appears, repeated quasiperiodically down-web (Cascade effect), indicating the region of parameters in which the phenomenon is present.

Palabras clave : Roll Coating; Seashore Phenomenon.

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