Custom, turnkey, roll-to-roll automation system with electrical testing and vision inspection.
Roll-to-Roll Handling

At Northfield Automation Systems, roll-to-roll is in our very DNA.

Roll-to-Roll Handling

Building Systems from Front to Back

Northfield Automation Systems knows the importance of considering a manufacturing effort from front to back and of fully understanding the end goals before a single piece of equipment is identified.

Taking any product from the laboratory through the pilot phase to a full-scale roll-to-roll automated web handling system requires careful consideration of a number of variables.

  • What are your options for raw materials and what are their characteristics?
  • How will these materials react when various stresses are applied?
  • What processes are involved at each stage and how do they interact?
  • What are your expectations in terms of throughput and speed?
  • What controls are necessary?
  • What is the form factor of the product?

Our History in Roll-to-Roll Technology

As a pioneer in the roll-to-roll automation of flexible printed circuits decades ago, Northfield Automation Systems was one of the first companies to develop roll-to-roll equipment that performed laser ablation on printed electronics. We were at the forefront of developing specifications for new and novel raw materials and then establishing a broad supplier base. Our low-inertia roller technology has become an industry standard, and our dancer system is without match.

Your Roll-to-Roll Project

At Northfield Automation Systems, roll-to-roll and web handling is in our very DNA. Let us bring our expertise to bear for you and your product.

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Northfield Automation Systems
1325 Armstrong Road
Northfield, MN 55057