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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(2), 312; doi:10.3390/app8020312

Thermal Characteristics of Plastic Film Tension in Roll-to-Roll Gravure Printed Electronics

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, Shaanxi, China
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Faculty of Printing, Packaging Engineering and Digital Media Technology, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, Shaanxi, China
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Henan University of Science and Technology, Luoyang 471003, Henan, China
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Received: 17 January 2018 / Revised: 13 February 2018 / Accepted: 14 February 2018 / Published: 23 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Printed Electronics 2017)
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Abstract

In the printing section of a roll-to-roll gravure printed electronics machine, the plastic film tension is directly associated with the product quality. The temperature distribution of the plastic film in the printing section is non-uniform, because of the higher drying temperature and the lower room temperature. Furthermore, the drying temperature and the room temperature are not constants in industrial production. As the plastic film is sensitive to temperature, the temperature of the plastic film will affects the web tension in the printing section. In this paper, the thermal characteristics of the plastic film tension in roll-to-roll gravure printed electronics are studied in order to help to improve the product quality. First, the tension model including the factor of temperature is derived based on the law of mass conservation. Then, some simulations and experiments are carried out in order to in-depth research the effects of the drying temperature and room temperature based on the relations between system inputs and outputs. The results show that the drying temperature and room temperature have significant influences on the web tension. The research on the thermal characteristics of plastic film tension would benefit the tension control accuracy for further study. View Full-Text
Keywords: printed electronics; tension model; web tension; thermal characteristics; room temperature; drying temperature printed electronics; tension model; web tension; thermal characteristics; room temperature; drying temperature
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He, K.; Liu, S.; Wang, K.; Mei, X. Thermal Characteristics of Plastic Film Tension in Roll-to-Roll Gravure Printed Electronics. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 312.

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