- R&D 100 Awards
The Nip Pressure Alignment Tool (NPAT) takes the guesswork out of machine setup, using real-time data to verify uniform pressure distribution and nip width. An operator uses the pressure profile information to quantify tool integrity and accurate configuration for production. The system ensures quality and efficiency while creating a uniform process that results in high accuracy and prevents equipment/product damage. The NPAT can also generate an alignment report that can be retained for quality assurance records. The Nip Pressure Alignment Tool provides the manufacturing industry with a valuable tool that gives great insight into their nip rollers and helps manufacturers create and improve on their printing and packaging processes.