Roll Slabbing and Core Recycling System handles non-wovens.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to handle roll sizes ranging from 10–62 in. in length with ODs from 18–64 in. and core IDs from 6.0–6.75 in., Slabber XLA™ for Non-Wovens includes conveyor for loading and moving rolls onto slabbing arm, laser to assist with roll positioning, and programmable cutting device mounted at top of enclosed cutting area. Automated system provides programmed vertical lifting of roll for each cutting pass. Exit conveyor or elevator moves waste material to downstream processes.

Original Press Release:

New Slabber XLA(TM) for Non-Wovens - Automated Core Recycling and Slabbing

(Neenah, WI): Appleton Mfg. Division is pleased to announce the introduction and installation of a new and more advanced version of the Safe-Slab™ Core Recycler, the Slabber XLA™ for Non-Wovens. Designed for a large consumer products company, this new version brings full automation plus process integration to the original Safe-Slab™ concept of safe, efficient slabbing and core recycling.

The Slabber XLA™ for Non-Wovens consists of:

Conveyor for loading and moving rolls onto the slabbing arm

Laser mounted onto slabbing arm to assist with roll positioning

Precision and programmed vertical lifting of roll for each cutting pass

Fully guarded and interlocked cutting area

Programmable cutting device mounted at top of enclosed cutting area

Exit conveyor or elevator for moving waste material to downstream processes

Externally mounted operator control panel

A high level of efficiency is achieved via automation of the slabbing process. Once the operator loads the roll onto the conveyor everything else takes place in a pre-programmed sequence. A conveyor moves the roll onto the slabbing arm and the slabbing arm raises the roll to the cutting device. Then the material is carefully removed from the core via sequential programmed cutting passes. Removed material is deposited onto the conveyor which then transports the recovered non-woven material from the enclosed cutting area with the slabbing arm returning to the loading position so the operator can remove the recycled core. Safety and efficiency are greatly improved by utilizing machine automation with no direct operator interaction with the master roll.

Roll Size Technical Specifications:

O.D. = 18" - 64"

Length = 10" - 62"

Core I.D. = 6.0” - 6.75"

Wt = 1000 lbs

The overall design parameters of the Slabber XLA™ for Non-Wovens can be modified to fit a wide variety of installation needs. Changes can be made to the cutting process to accommodate a variety of materials as well as differing capacities.

Follow up contact: James Nobles 503-936-3065 /

Appleton Mfg. Division is a fully integrated engineering, design, sales, service and manufacturing firm dedicated to providing innovative products and superior customer service. Appleton Mfg. Division offers a full line of core cutters, custom and semi-custom core handling and finishing equipment, compact battery powered roll and cart movers, Safe-Slab™ Core Recyclers, cleaning showers/systems, as well as parts and service for all lines.

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