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.