Solarium de Paris installs Davis-Standard XP Express Sheet System
In an effort to improve quality control and cost-effectiveness for its new line of commercial sunroom products Sola...
In an effort to improve quality control and cost-effectiveness for its new line of commercial sunroom products Solarium de Paris in Terrebonne, Que., recently installed Davis-Standard LLC’s XP Express sheet system.
The firm is manufacturing two colours of flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) window film with a thickness of 0.20 mil. and widths of up 860 millimetres (mm).
Solarium de Paris is the only firm in the world to offer fully patented sunroom products built with aluminum structures, tinted flexible PVC sheet windows, and accessories made with rigid PVC, flexible PVC, or a co-extruded combination of rigid and flexible PVC, according to the firm.
Jacques Hbert, Solarium de Paris’ project manager said the firm chose the XP Express “to improve the quality and value of our sunroom windows by ensuring an adequate formulation while reducing production costs.”
“Secondly, we are expanding our product line to include window film for various applications including the production of warehouse curtains,” he added. “Davis-Standard demonstrated to us that their equipment was best-suited for our product applications and our production goals.”
This installation is Davis-Standard’s first deployment of its XP Express, which is comprised of a pre-engineered roll stand with linear roll actuation and capabilities for lamination, auxiliary cooling, slitting and trimming, embossing and protective film applications.
Now Solarium de Paris has improved control over cooling, as well as polishing and thickness of the finished product because of individual roll control, Hbert noted.
Each roll on the system has individual pumps, heat transfer units, electric motors and compressed air control, which improves consistency and product quality, according to Davis-Standard.
Plus, the XP Express provides consistent throughput rates and offers safety improvements for the machine operator. These include straightforward roll change mechanism and hands-free roll gap and load control system.
“The new roll stand is a critical piece of machinery because it gives us a high quality finished product at the right price,” Hbert said. Solarium de Paris was also impressed with Davis-Standard’s aftermarket support.
“Davis-Standard took great care in designing this new model and making sure it was suitable for our applications. Even after we purchased and installed the line, they were willing to make adjustments to ensure we have crystal clear PVC film,” Hbert said.Davis-Standard is headquartered in Pawcatuck, Conn., and is represented in Quebec and the Maritime provinces by Auxiplast Inc. in Ste-Julie, Que.