Web Lines | Winding Process Fundamentals, Pt. 1

Understanding winding, roll defects, and winding-related web quality begins with understanding how the web, winder design, and process conditions combine to create the stress and strains of the wound roll.

Roll Handling | Recycled Fiber Cradles Stand Up to Rigors of International Shipping

Belgium film and tape manufacturer finds roll protection savings with imported Rollguard fiber cradles.

Martin Automatic Joins Two Overseas Events

Martin keynotes a conference in Dubai and exhibits at Labelexpo India

Web Handling | To Break or Not To Break--What is the Tension?

Determining at what tension a web will break or deform comes down to a material's property.

Appleton Device Moves Light Loads

The Light Duty CartMover from Appleton Mfg. Div. features on-board charging and a more upright configuration

Chevron Phillips Updates Lab with Davis-Standard Winder

Adds new stationary knife winder and roll changer to its extrusion coating laboratory in Bartlesville, OK

Web Lines | Why Bigger Cores?

Bigger cores avoid many winding defects. Fewer layers mean less near-core pressure buildup and high-pressure defects.

Appleton Core Recycler Can Be Customized

With new choices for users including widths, weight, and power source, the Safe-Slab Core Recycler from Appleton Mfg. Division has many options

Badger’s Sleeve Plug Aids Roll Goods Suspension

New double flange sleeve plug from Badger Plug locks onto U-slotted boards to speed and simplify roll goods suspension

Web Handling Q&A on Lateral Web Movement

In the field of web handling, debates still rage over whether a baggy web tracks to its tight or loose side. This answer contributes to the discussion and may help settle the score.

Converter Accessory Corp. Adds Bowed Rolls

Model FB350 bowed rolls from CAC are said to offer repeatable performance for anti-wrinkle applications, and several options are available

Core Systems Cutter Has Automated Features

The CM10 core cutter from Core Systems has an automatic cutting cycle and is available with an automatic core advance system and knife adjustment

WebHandlersQuiz #19: Advantages of a Nipped or Gap-Controlled Roller

WebHandlersQuiz #19: What are the three advantages of using a nipped or gap-controlled roller ahead of winding?

Web Lines | Why Avoid Nips?

I recently posted my top three blind recommendations for any process. If you are a long-time reader of Web Lines, you will know why to avoid nips and use bigger cores, but if not, here is a quick refresher on those topics.

Winding Technology | Now Directly in the Drive

Simply setting parameters—rather than configuring and programming—is the essential advantage of a new standard “winder” application that can be directly integrated into today’s drive systems.

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