THEN AND NOW

In 1974, the late Frederic Niemann created Consultex, a company that specialized in textile machinery and components. When textile manufacturing began declining in Europe and the United States, Consultex sought to diversify its product line and customer base. After years of development, Consultex launched its “IQ” line of coating equipment for use in the textile industry.

The present day IQ systems have continued application in the textile industry, but also in other industries where product runs in a linear fashion: nonwovens, film, rolled steel, tissue, paper, MDF, and particle board. In addition to coating machines for standard applications spraying water or water-based chemicals on a vertical web, Consultex’s in-house design and production teams can quickly develop and construct systems for custom applications to meet specific customer needs. Consultex manufactures all of its machinery in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, and tests every machine prior to shipment.

MORE THAN A MACHINE

While the rotor applicator may be the machine Consultex is known for, today Consultex is much more than a single machine manufacturer. As the number of industries requiring coatings has grown, Consultex has also expanded its offerings. In the film industry, for example, Consultex can provide an entire online or off line system including winding, corona or plasma treatment, coating, smoothing, and drying. The engineering team can build to your existing framework or can offer you complete standalone systems to support pull rolls, idler rolls, smoothing rolls, hot air or infrared dryers, and other components necessary to keep your substrate headed toward the finish line. Regardless of your industry and your particular application, Consultex would love to provide you with a top quality, complete coating system.

THE RIGHT PERSONNEL

Frederic Niemann was dedicated to providing quality equipment and outstanding service, and his manufacturing philosophy continues to this day. Today’s Consultex is focused on superior design, materials, and construction and premier customer service, and those things flow from the quality personnel who make up the Consultex team. From the office, to design, to assembly, our staff works in concert to bring the best possible systems to market with curtesy and efficiency. Consultex invites you to visit its facility, meet our team, and experience the difference first hand; see why Consultex is the intelligent choice for your spray system needs.

OUR COATER

All major mechanical and electrical systems are modular for easy maintenance and cleaning. Standard machines are equipped with a removable 25-liter tank that includes a pressure-level sensor, eliminating moving float valves to ensure accurate readings, low maintenance, and easy cleaning.

The Consultex patented, over-lapping spray pattern with only a single spray window ensures uniform spray application; the clogging of a rotor will not result in streaks or uneven coating, meaning less manufacturing down-time and less substandard production. The single spray window also eliminates the need for precise and static machine distance from the rotor carrier to the substrate. This flexibility of distance also naturally compensates for flutter or bowing of the substrate.

Rotor technology allows the Consultex machines to apply water and other relatively low-viscous chemicals with the uniformity customers require. Unlike spray nozzles and the other rotor spray machines on the market, the Consultex spray application provides streak-free results with relative ease of installation, maintenance, and operation. The Consultex design takes liquid properties, physical properties of the rotor discs, flow volumes, and rotor speeds all into consideration, and the result is an application quality that is unparalleled in today’s market.

All Consultex rotor carriers are constructed as weldments of either 304 or 316 grade stainless steel and are TIG-welded for precision, a clean appearance, and durability. The tank for the Chemica system is removable for easy maintenance and includes a duplex filtration system with pressure sensors to alert the machine operator of a clogged filter. For double-sided spray applications, where each rotor carrier is spraying independent quantities of a solution, a second pump can be implemented. The tank for the Wave system is made of 304 grade stainless steel in an extruded aluminum frame. Optional features include belt monitors, automatic spray-width adjustment, automatic collector tray, vacuum system for fumes, and low-profile automatic smoothing roll, just to name a few.