Flaking Mills have been designed to produce consistently superior flakes.
Precise control of roll heat generated during flaking is achieved with Wolverine-patented rolls designed with multi-spiral grooves. These grooves create turbulent coolant flow around the entire roll circumference at high flow rates. In conjunction with and automatic programmable closed loop recirculated water cooling system, patented rolls control roll surface temperature to within 1.5 °F across a 40" (1016 mm) wide face. Roll heat build up no longer limits capacity. Sticking and flake thickness variation from roll distortion and hot spots are eliminated.
Electro hydraulic servo actuator cylinders with linear displacement transducers automatically position the pivoting roll to the fixed roll to establish the roll gap and to maintain a constant full load nip pressure of 126 tons.
Operating on a closed loop feedback principle, gap is electronically controlled via PLC providing dynamic position correction to the set point. The system provides a position resolution and repeatability within .0005" (.0127mm). A 2-axis feature allows non-parallel operation of roll gap (if necessary) to compensate for unequal product feed conditions. This feature eliminates the need for any operator roll gap adjustment from startup to full production as well as variables such as operator judgment, production and feed changes, etc. Pre-programming insures the exact settings day after day.