Buschman smooth metering rods are precision-manufactured to deliver consistent coating coverage, dependable performance, and long life that reduces costs and optimizes efficiency in your day-to-day operations. Whatever your application, Buschman can provide a smoothing rod tailored to your needs.
Smoothing rods are primarily used to apply clay coatings to paperboard, and to distribute higher viscosity coatings evenly and smoothly. Many Buschman customers use a smoothing rod as a follow-up process to a metering rod or other coating method to create a smoother coating result, especially when using high viscosity coatings.
Buschman is the only smoothing rod manufacturer that manufactures everything in-house. Our quality standards are second to none, resulting in rods that ensure precision, consistency, and stability.
Buschman smoothing coating rods come in two varieties:
- Heat resistant, hard ceramic coated;
- Up to exceptionally hard triple chrome (0.075mm thick) plated.
|Smoothing Rods||Ceramic Coated Rods|
|Clay & color coating||Material: Stainless steel|
|Coating paperboard & linerboard||Diameter: 6.35 mm – 38 mm (1/4” – 1.5”)|
|Dual rod press as smoothing applicator to remove rod lines||Lengths: Up to 12 meters (480”)|
|Light Weight Coatings (LWC) on to fine papers||Coating: Hard Chrome plating, Rockwell C 68-73; thicknesses to 0.075mm (0.003in.) Ceramic coating thicknesses to 0.25mm (0.010in)|
|Specialty & custom coating applications||Special ends: All special ends configurations available.|
Top-Quality PU and PE Rod Holders
Buschman rod holders are precision manufactured to give the rod a more uniform and consistent fit along the entire length of the holder. Our rod holders reduce rod vibration, increase rod and holder life, and promote a more uniform coating. We manufacture rod holders from Hot Cast Polyurethane (PU) and Polyethylene (PE).