FAQ

How good is the quality of the records made on NEWBILT machinery?

The very best in the industry. Today, after about sixty years an estimated 100 of the first generation NEWBILT systems are still used in daily record production. Especially when it comes to delivering the best record quality, these systems with their bookmolds are the number one equipment choice.


What is the difference between a functional and an optimal record producing process?

Upon installing a NEWBILT system we make it function, and demonstrate the production of PVC cakes and vinyl records.
Will these records be of the best quality? Possibly, but not likely.
The characteristics of the PVC granulate used and the stamper quality in combination with ambient conditions and how the machinery is set influence where the optimal operating window lies. Process optimization is most likely required to achieve the best quality records.


Does NEWBILT equipment meet modern safety standards?

Absolutely. Our NEWBILT equipment meets today’s safety standards. In fact, also the refurbished equipment we supply meets those standards. It is mandatory by law.


Is NEWBILT equipment more efficient compared to its proven original?

Yes it is. Thanks to more precise machining technology, various product improvements, the use of high speed valves and modern Siemens machine controllers we achieve unmatched process optimization and a higher efficieny than ever before.


How records are made?

One can distinguish three major process steps to mass produce vinyl records:

-Mastering (also known as cutting)

-Stamper making

-Replication

Masters are typically created by either one of the following master cutting technologies; -Lacquer mastering or direct metal mastering (DMM)

The necessary process steps to create nickel stampers differ depending upon the mastering technology used to create the master.

The replication process consists of an extruder to create vinyl cakes from PVC-granulate, and a hydraulic press with the appropriate mold for the desired size and weight of the record.

The nickel stamper