Augment slitting/rewinding operations with these recent technology releases.
Automated edge trim unit
(800) 426-1000; Fax: (360) 834-5865
Tidland's Automated Edge Trim system allows exact repositioning of knives, simultaneously and bi-directionally, using touch screen controls. Changes to the knife position are made away from the slitting process and require no operator contact with the slitting equipment, increasing safety. Operators do not have to stop the press to reposition knives, avoiding costly re-starts and wasted materials. Absolute repositioning of knives in exact increments increases accuracy, and changes as little as 1⁄8˝ to 1⁄16˝ can be made in ratio to the movement of the web. The robust design of this new product ensures reliability in tough mill environments.
Reversible taper tension Doctor Machine®
Stanford Products LLC
(618) 548-2600; Fax (618) 548-6782
Stanford Products LLC has released a new reversible Doctor Machine. The 152 LT has a tension control feature that can provide high tension or low tension, with ranges from 1⁄8 to 1 1⁄2 pli, suiting it for a wide range of materials including light films, film laminates, non-wovens, and light papers. Two 10 hp motors are utilized in an AC vector drive system that allows operation to 1,500 fpm. The standard model accommodates web widths and roll diameters to 30˝, while supporting up to 500 lbs. of roll weight. A new PLC and touch screen control panel ease operation.
Rewinder integrates 100% inspection
Rotoflex International, Inc.
(905) 670-8700; Fax: (905) 670-3402
The Rotoflex line of high-speed inspection, slitting, and rewinding machines integrates vision technology. One hundred percent vision solutions capability is available for a wide variety of label and converting applications, to meet the ever-increasing demand for quality and precision. Rotoflex's combination of VSI, VLI, and security level machines; integrated computer and digital features and technology; quality diecutting machinery; and, four levels of vision technology can service the widest possible range of industries and applications.