According to the company, ARIS enables Roll-2-Roll customers to reduce scrap, downtime and setup time. The plug-and-play systems automatically adjusts to individual customer conditions, eliminating time consuming initial setups, sensor and controller calibrations, and other manual adjustments.
ARIS features two developments in lateral guide technology to help better sense and control material. The first feature is the patented material agnostic sensor technology, which is unaffected by ambient light, sound vibrations or ringing. The second feature is a patented adaptive control algorithm, which immediately corrects after disturbances, splices or changes in material. These technologies were developed at Oklahoma State University (OSU) based on research and development funded by the National Science Foundation and Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology.
The material agnostic sensor has a sensing resolution of 63.5 micrometer with a sensing range of 16 or 48 mm. The sensor provides a true absolute lateral position of the material irrespective of the materials porosity and opacity, hence suitable for many converting applications. The guiding system is equipped with a high precision and high dynamic response actuator that can positioned within 10 micron resolution with a max linear speed of 130 mm/sec.