Profession laminating machine operator
Laminating machine operators tend a machine that applies a plastic layer to paper to strenghten it and protect it from wetness and stains.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of laminators
The different kinds of laminating machines, such as the pouch, heated roll, and cold roll laminator. A pouch laminator fixes plastic layers on two sides of the paper in a heating and gluing process, where a cold roll laminator uses a plastic roll to coat the paper. The heated roll laminator uses heat rollers to melt the lamination film on the paper with glue.
- Types of paper
The different criteria used to determine differences in paper types such as coarseness and thickness, and the different fabrication methods and wood types from which the types of paper stem.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Operate laminating machine
Set up and start the lamination process, where a sheet of paper is inserted in a machine and slid through two rolls on metal bars ('mandrels'), where a plastic film is added. These processes also involve heating and gluing.
- Produce samples
Take a sample from the manufacturing machine, present it to a supervisor, make sure the right adjustments are made and quality or company standards are met.
- Read job ticket instructions
Understand instructions from the cards accompanying job orders and set up or run the machine based on these statements.