Slitting & Traverse Winding System with Smartwinder-2000 Modular Mini Cubes for the Tear Tape Industry
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Independent Machine Co.
2 Stewart Place
Fairfield, NJ, 07004
Press release date: April 16, 2009
Independent Machine Co. of Fairfield, NJ has developed its latest system for slitting and traverse winding extremely narrow PSA coated material . The new 12" wide system includes a cantilevered unwind to 26" diameter with auto edge guide and programmable tension control. The slitter includes entry & exit "S" wrap pull rolls for tension isolation and draw control. Also featured is the exclusive IMC interchangeable shear assembly which slits the tear tape down to 1mm and an auxiliary rewind for excess material not traverse wound. Edge trim from each side of the web is removed by a traversing take-up.
Each of the 12 cantilevered mini Smartwinder-2000 traverse winding positions accommodates spools up to 5" wide x 8" OD. Each position operates completely independent of all other positions and has a computerized, fully adjustable, servo driven traverse that will vary pitch, stroke length and end dwell through Smartwinders software.
Precise adjustable rewind tension accurate to within 7 grams is controlled by an independent closed loop follower drive system and the exclusive IMC Dancer/Tension Controller with a 50:1 tension range. The operator Touchscreen has recipe storage capability for winding, tension and position operating parameters and all machine function settings. An end break detector at each position will automatically shut the system down during end failure.
The system is easily expandable for the future by addition of any number of spooling positions.