Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates €5.7 billion in sales, operates in more than 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
Gecko is a new hot-melt start and end gluing system for winders. It glues light and heavy basis weights in a uniform, clean and high-quality fashion.
Gecko operates without contact, unlike cold glue applicators and adhesive tape dispensing units. The glue tracks are applied in a spin-spray process in which even short glue tracks are sufficient for extremely strong, durable adhesion. A circulation system reliably prevents the glue from clumping together. The complete system consists of the heated glue bar with the applicator modules, valves for glue and spray air, heated glue hoses, and the melting unit. Gecko is controlled either with a self-sufficient PLC or a solution integrated into the machine control.
Gecko is suitable for all basis weights and application speeds in winders. The glue is also suitable for indirect food contact.
In the winder system audit, the winding quality of finished rolls and the condition of the winder and surroundings are analyzed. The goal is optimization of system and process regarding capacity and quality.