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Advanced level | FOM moduloR2R

The FOM moduloR2R is a highly capable, modular roll-to-roll pilot line platform. The base model consists of unwind, rewind, oven and slot die stations for simple pilot-scale thin film production. This can be easily customized and optimized for a given coating process through the addition of a wide variety of machine modules and process stations. The FOM moduloR2R makes it simple to design the perfect production line for a particular process, representing an ideal first step from R&D to full-scale fabrication.


      • Modular sub-units (each W: 0,8 m, D: 1.1 m, H: 1,6 m, typically 5+
      • 13”/22” (350/650 mm) industry-standard web width
      • Pre-treatment with web cleaning. Contact or contactless.
      • Pre-treatment with either Corona or plasma unit.
      • Flexographic and gravur printing stations, servo-driven with register control and slow-run function
      • Multiple Full-width or stripe-pattern slot-die coating head with automatic registration system
      • Vertical or horizontal double pass hot air and IR combination oven (2 meter drying in 1 meter oven) Up to 9m drying tunnel on 2 meter footprint.

Designed for experimental research

The FOM moduloR2R addresses the challenges associated with roll-to-roll equipment in R&D environments. Industrial roll-to-roll equipment often lacks the necessary freedom to experiment, adapt and data collect as is common in research.

Easy operation

To accommodate the flow of the research process the FOM moduloR2R provides a flexible system that allows facile experimental set-up, data collection, and operation.

Modular built

The modular-built FOM moduloR2R is fitted with all-around web access for easy maintenance and constant monitoring of the printed web. Furthermore, the FOM moduloR2R enables custom configuration and positioning of the coating, printing, and drying units ideal for R&D. Upon request, the FOM moduloR2R is Atex-compatible with certification.

Digital control and data collection

The coater is based on a digitally controlled platform and provides process control and complete process data logging with export functions to enable researchers to analyze this data.

Data management

Automated documentation is key to handle large data volumes. The complete coating conditions are automatically logged by the control software and can also be printed alongside the coated area by a synchronized barcode printer/reader.

Coating & printing methods

The FOM moduloR2R facilitates the integration of multiple coating and printing methods into the machine frame, for example, slot-die coating and flexographic, inkjet, or rotary screen printing. In principle, any deposition method can be integrated. Designed to handle a wide range of substrates it is currently running with carbon fiber tows, multiple plastics, paper, metal foils, and flexible glass.


The integrated, extensive, and self-diagnostic monitoring system with Ethernet access provides easy service support and offers remote service as well as maintenance supervision.

Inbuilt industrial reconfiguration

The FOM moduloR2R is capable of industrial production speed. Based on a new PLC platform the machine is Industry 4.0 ready. This allows facile reconfiguration for industrial production once your research is ready for technology transfer to a pilot or commercial phase.

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