Roll Packaging System processes 75 rolls per minute.

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Series GS-4 handles range of products such as gift wrap, plain plastic films, and metallized films. Operating in core, coreless, or sheet-stiffened modes, system handles 1.25-2.0 in. rolls with web widths of 31.5 or 40 in. and production rates of 820 fpm. Cut lengths are electronically adjustable in millimeter increments from 3.3-40 ft with accuracy of ±0.1 in. Manual adjustments can be made without tools through lever locking system.

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New High Speed Rewinder from Elsner

Elsner Engineering Works, Inc., unveiled their new GS-4 Series High Speed Roll Packaging System for giftwrap papers and films at the DRUPA exhibition held in Dusseldorf May 6-19. This new system provides users with the ability to run metallized films at the same high production rates as paper and also offers easier machinery adjustments-all at a lower cost.

The GS-4 Series is a completely automated production line from start to finish for rolled, wrapped and labeled products. The versatile GS-4 handles a wide range of products such as gift wrap, plain plastic films and metallized films. Production rates are 820 feet (250 m) per minute or 75 rolls per minute for all substrates when running in any of the three operational modes-cores, coreless or sheet stiffened. The standard range is 1.25 inches to 2.0 inches (32 mm to 52 mm) rolls with larger and smaller diameters available. Speed compensation provides accurate roll length. Web widths are 31.5 inches or 40 inches (800 mm or 1000 mm). Cut lengths are electronically adjustable in millimeter increments from 3.3 feet to 40 feet (1 m to 12 m) with optional lengths to 165 feet (50 m) available. Accuracy of cut length is +/- 0.1 inches (3 mm).

Adjustments are easier as manual adjustments can now be made without tools through a simple lever locking system. The operator control station features a user-friendly, touch screen display and the PLC has built-in settings for a wide variety of substrates. Set-up is quick and easy and the production process is automatically controlled. Machine diagnostics are also available to the operator.

Production parameters such as cut length, production speed, product characteristics and operational mode are monitored, synchronized and controlled by advanced electronics. Servo systems provide programmability, repeatability and excellent accuracy throughout the production process to insure a quality finished product.

The patented Elsner unclosed roll orienter positions the end of the unclosed product to position it perfectly for overwrapping. This eliminates the need for tape, bands or glue as well as the costs for application equipment. Perfect shrink with no waste is
provided by a two stage process which utilizes end pre-shrink as well as a full body shrink for neat, tight and consistent overwrapped rolls. Label options include the exclusive Elsner loose label inserter which holds the label for squareness on the roll and can be adjusted for position on the roll. External labels can be applied anywhere on the roll as well. End labels may be applied to one or both ends.

An off-the-floor mill roll lift system is provided as well as the Elsner EPT-1 tension control and edge guide. The new GS-4 Series is compact, provides easy access to all components and is a modular design (rewinder, overwrapper and shrink tunnel are
separate modules) allowing for easy future retrofit options.

For more information on the new GS-4 Series or the full line of Rewinders, Folders, Packaging Equipment and general converting machinery for a wide range of materials contact Elsner Engineering Works, Inc., 475 Fame Avenue, P.O. Box 156,
Hanover, PA 17331. Phone (717) 637-5991. Fax (717) 633-7100. E-mail:

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