Active Bearing for Vibration Damping of Roller Systems with Piezoelectric Actuators

  • M. -C. VoicuEmail author
  • R. Schmidt
  • B. Lammen
  • M. Mersch
  • I. Maniu
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 3)


To improve the efficiency of printing or coating processes for paper products the velocity of the web and the roller width can be increased. However, these measures cause deformations of the rollers, heating effects and streak print defects due to undesirable oscillations. The vibration characteristic is significant for the quality and efficiency of the printing or coating processes. Approved methods like balancing of the rollers and maximizing the bending stiffness have come to technical limits. This seems to be promising technology for further optimization of printing and coating machines. This paper describes an approach with piezoelectric actuators in a flexographic printing machine by introducing active elements in the bearings of a roller to compensate undesired bending vibrations. Similar active components for vibration damping have been introduced successfully in grinding and milling machines [1, 2].


Active bearing Piezoelectric actuator Vibration damping Roller system 



The authors wish to thank EFRE with the Ministry for Science and Culture of the land Lower Saxony for the granted sponsorship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. -C. Voicu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • R. Schmidt
    • 2
  • B. Lammen
    • 2
  • M. Mersch
    • 2
  • I. Maniu
    • 1
  1. 1.University “Politehnica” TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania
  2. 2.University of Applied Sciences OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

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