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Rod Installation Tool

Rod Installation Tool

Metering Rod Installation Tool – NEW!

High-quality metering rods are precision instruments that must be properly installed in secure rod holders to deliver the quality users demand in the paper coating process. 

Because of the tight fit required of a rod holder, rods can be difficult to install. Frustrated users sometimes resort to such methods as using c-clamps or even laying rods and rod holders on the floor and stomping them into place, risking major damage and contamination to the rod and holder and causing coating defects.

Buschman’s innovative, new Rod Installation Tool makes installing coating rods in holders extremely easy while preventing damage to the rod and holder. Using the Rod Installation Tool is a simple, three-step process:

STEP 1: STARTING FROM ONE END OF THE ROD HOLDER, PLACE THE ROD ON TOP OF THE HOLDER CRADLE AND SLIDE THE INSTALLATION TOOL UNDERNEATH.
STEP 2: PRESS DOWN ON THE HANDLE UNTIL THE ROD SEATS IN THE HOLDER’S CRADLE.
STEP 3: SLIDE THE INSTALLATION TOOL DOWN AND REPEAT UNTIL THE ROD IS FULLY SEATED FOR THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE HOLDER.

 

Our rod installation tool is made of aluminum to be lightweight and sturdy. It can be quickly adjusted without tools to accommodate any rod holder and rod combination. The tool works equally well for installing shorter converting rods as well as long-length size press rods.

The shoe can be moved up and down the lever, which changes the mechanical advantage (MA). If the shoe is closest to the fulcrum, the MA = ~10 (10lbs of force applied to the handle applies 100lbs of force to the rod). If the shoe is positioned as far as it can be from the fulcrum, the MA = ~4.

 

Benefits

  • Reduced Costs – Drastically reduces the chance of damage to the rod or holder during installation.
  • Faster Rod Changes – Rods can be installed in the holder much faster.
  • Safer than Alternative Methods – Some methods using improvised tools can cause operator injury.
  • Less Operator Frustration – Machine operators are more efficient when they are using the highest quality tools and accessories.

Features

  • Sturdy aluminum construction.
  • Tool-free height and width adjustments to quickly accommodate any rod holder.
  • Beveled edges make sliding the tool down the length of the holder easy.
  • Long lever provides up to 10:1 mechanical advantage (10kg of force applied to handle applies
    100kg of force to metering rod).

Specifications

  • Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Maximum Holder Height: 95mm
  • Maximum Holder Width: 95mm
  • Maximum Holder Length: Unlimited

 

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How to Order

Our engineering team will work with you to customize long-lasting metering rods for your application. Call us or use our online form to request a quote.

Call us at +1 216 431 6633

Testimonials

The Supplier of Choice for Coating Rods

“The quality of Buschman’s products is excellent. In the ten years we’ve been purchasing coating rods from them, we’ve had maybe two or three issues and they are minor issues. For the number of coating rods we purchase, that’s incredible. Their quality has been so high and they work so well with us that we don’t even consider looking at other vendors for our coating rod needs.”

Purchasing Manager
Leading Packaging Paper Producer in Southern US

Buschman Delivers Consistent Quality

“It’s all about the quality of the rod we’re using to meter the product onto the paper. Without the proper rod application, your coating isn’t going to lay properly. Buschman has a quality product that performs the way it’s supposed to and they get it to us when we need it. They consistently meet all our expectations.”

Coated Products Manager
International Packaging Paper Producer

Consistent Quality

“Consistent quality is the number one requirement for me and that’s what Buschman delivers.”

Senior Manager
Multinational Paper Mill in Australia

Going Above & Beyond for Customers

“We’ve used Buschman for well over ten years. Buschman goes above and beyond: The quality of materials, the finished goods, the on-time deliveries. They go out of their way to get us the product we need.”

Coating Manager
Large Converter in Northern US

Top Ratings for Quality Products & Service

“Since we’ve opened the doors here, we’ve worked and had a great partnership with Buschman. They are a very highly reputable company and we’re proof of that as a happy customer. We have a lot of trust and faith in Buschman, so we just give them gold stars.”

Production Manager
Large Multinational Packaging Paper Plant

Quality, Performance & Responsiveness

“Buschman’s service is outstanding. You don’t find that anymore. If we need something custom tweaked through Buschman, they’re more than willing to sit down with us and do so. They have quality, performance, and great delivery time and they’re very responsive to our needs. They go above and beyond. They’re first class.”

Coating Manager
Leading U.S. Packaging Paper Plant

Trusted for Superior Quality & Service

“The number one reason we work with Buschman is the product quality. The second reason is service. If we are running low on product, they’ll turn the world upside down to get us what we need. Buschman delivers product performance and customer service.”

Coated Products Manager
Prominent Packaging Paper Producer in Northern US