Web Processing Equipment
Available in web widths from 10–24 in., S-TAB-50 Turretmaster Butt Splicer accommodates core I.D.'s ranging from 3–6 in. Machine provides automatic gapless splicing with 1 or 2 pieces of tape and shear cutting of both webs simultaneously on 7.5° angle. Different sized web festoon options enable splice speeds of 500 or 750 fpm. Additional features include shaftless roll lifting turret design, touchscreen operator interface, PLC control, and tape dispensers that eliminate need for tape trimmers. Read More
Installed onto open web in most narrow web presses and machinery, including those running thin films, V-Force 30 includes non-contact cleaning hood with active static neutralizing bars, ducting kit, and self-contained Air Control System. Latter consists of all-in-one blow-off, vacuum, and collector support cabinet. Clam-shell hood design incorporates optimized air management chamber that balances high-velocity air agitation curtain with dual vacuum slots. Read More
Suited for label slitting, inspection, and rewinding, HSI slitter rewinder has end-to-end servo control design and employs Rotoflex URC 2.0 control system with menu-driven UI that lets operators monitor all functions from one screen. Features include 330 and 440 mm web widths, 1,000 fpm running speed, and extra-large inspection table as well as ergonomic, 37 in. high editing area. Slitting module is designed for accessibility, and web path is straightforward. Various options are available. Read More
Latest BOBST Developments in Gravure Technology for Coating Applications Presented during Symposium and Open House in ItalySeptember 29, 2015
A latest generation aluminium coating line at Bobst Italia's production plant in San Giorgio Monferrato, ready to be delivered to its new owner in Europe, provided the perfect opportunity for BOBST to hold a major two-day event that would gather in Italy local and international players from the converting industry. The symposium sessions were held in the morning at a conference venue in... Read More
WideArray edge detectors have continued to be enhanced with advanced technology. Madison, Wis. – WideArray™ Edge Detectors from AccuWeb were introduced over fifteen years ago with its patented technology allowing for fully compensated, self-adjusting edge detection that could overcome ambient dust, changes in temperature and humidity, web flutter, passline variances, and other... Read More
Designed for unwind tension zones, Model Z4-UL utilizes load cell feedback for tension measurement with full range of functions to maximize production, including soft start, anti-coast, flying splice, and web break detection. Unit includes 7 in. HD web tension control interface and 7-day trend storage capability for recording production run data. Available as circuit board only, with enclosure, or for remote installation, Z4-UL is compatible with pneumatic or electric brakes/clutches and drives. Read More
Suited for consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical shrink sleeve packaging operations, SP3HSL Series will maximize line efficiency by eliminating film roll change downtime. Automatic web splicing system is capable of running at speeds up to 450 fpm, automatically splicing end of each expiring roll of film onto new roll. System is suitable for both new production lines and for retrofit installation on existing packaging lines. Read More
Able to fill at high speeds, even when down-line process has been stopped, SplicePerfect™ GACC Vertical Accumulator allows for core changes and product splicing while process line continues at constant velocity. Once rewind operation resumes, this festoon style vertical accumulator feeds out at speeds exceeding process line speed until all accumulated material has been paid out. System is custom designed to meet application requirements of continuous web processes.
CAESAREA, Israel - Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. (OTCBB:EVSNF), a global provider of vision technology for automatic surface inspection and in-line quality monitoring systems, today announced that it has received the first order from a new, major Home Goods manufacturer in China for its legacy product, IQ-TEX4, totaling over $1 million. The order consists of multiple components for textile web... Read More
Along with operator panel that displays icons for controlling basic web guide functions, EVO 150 offers EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and discrete I/O communication protocols that facilitate integration with existing PLC controls. This 24 Vdc controller features 150 W of power with ability to control brushed and brushless actuator motors. Web interface allows uploading/downloading of guide system settings and performance parameters, and controller can be DIN rail mounted in existing control panel. Read More
Gorham, ME, USA – Montalvo and Coast Controls have created a new strategic partnership offering their customers complete tension control and web guiding equipment packages. As a preferred supplier to Coast Controls, Coast will feature Montalvo tension control equipment, including controls, load cells, brakes and sensors on their new machine builds and retrofit applications. Coast Controls... Read More
Utilizing camera system with integrated strobe lighting timed to machine print cylinder, bull gear, or printed mark, Fife VEO 600 Video Enhanced Observation System captures images of moving web. System allows for visual inspection of print quality, registration marks, and other print processes by operator at high production speeds. Read More
Featuring brushless motor design, TA Brushless Actuator offers maintenance-free performance in demanding web guide applications. Unit delivers 200 lb of thrust at 2x speed of MME actuators and provides potentiometer feedback as standard. Actuator is available on AccuWeb web guides and can be retrofit into most narrow-to-mid web width applications. Read More
Compatible with existing AccuWeb web guide systems, EVO 150 features 150 W of power and can control brushed and brushless actuator motors. Control module, measuring 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 in., features EtherNet/IP communication protocol for uploading and downloading of guide system settings and performance parameters. Product can be mounted in EVO enclosure measuring 7 x 5 x 4 in., including one with flush-mounted, switch-pad HMI panel on face, or din-mounted in existing control panel.
New Era Converting Machinery Is a World Leader in Processing Equipment for the Web Converting IndustryApril 8, 2014
"New Era recently completed a in house testing of 90° turn and web flip assemblies in order to gather valuable process information related to blower sizing, web float height, turn bar diameters and sound levels. To learn more about air turns/flips and other web handling systems please visit www.neweraconverting.com." Located in a 48,000 square... Read More
Suitable for applications in which precise tension control is not essential, EasyWeb™ Open-Loop Torque Controller provides taper tension to center-driven rewind or unwind operations. Web tension is regulated by controlling motor or brake torque based on varying levels of roll diameter. EasyWeb™ can accept signals from direct diameter sensor or calculate diameter using line and roll speed signals. With bright OLED display, user interface enables viewing in any light and from any angle. Read More
Equipped with brushless motor, guided ball nut, and optional splice table and fine adjustment mounting bracket, FIFE-500 supports roll face (web widths) from 6.3–35.4 in., guide spans from 7.1–23.6 in., and tension from 80–225 lb. Hi-Res color touchscreen, featuring icons and text in 14 languages, facilitates operation and reduces required training effort; same operator interface can be used on all applications.
Featuring selectable multi-wiping functions, MX Central Impression Printing Press Drum Cleaner enables operator to select smooth pad or bristle brush for cleaning inks and slip that has accumulated on drum surface. System also offers multi-function controls for maximum wiping effectiveness. It can provide full drum wipe, wipe from center of drum out to each edge of product, or just product edges. In addition, cleaner can wipe in single spot location dialed in on HMI by operator. Read More
Specially designed and grooved heating rollers work in semi-nip configurations to create precision pleating webs for use in filter media. Neenah, Wis. – Web material is quickly formed into fan-folded filter media with pleating rollers from Webex. These uniquely machined, heated rolls are used in a nip-like configuration to achieve a precise pleating action as the web is gently squeezed... Read More
Compatible with various inputs, U4 provides such features as soft start, anti-coast, taper tension, inertia compensation, and diameter alarms as standard. Functionality ensures accurate tension control from full roll to core without requiring additional idler rollers. Able to be used as unwind or rewind controller, this panel- or surface-mounted unit can save up to 9 groups of tension parameters for immediate recall and offers both 0–10 V or 4–20 mA outputs. Read More