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3 Questions to Consider when Looking for New Slitting Equipment

3 Questions to Consider when Looking for New Slitting Equipment

When making the decision to purchase a new slitter rewinder, it can be an exciting process for companies both large and small.  However, selecting the right machine specification can become convoluted and difficult with all of the various manufacturers, machines...

TIP OF THE WEEK: Differential Winding

TIP OF THE WEEK: Differential Winding

When slitting and rewinding material with caliper or thickness variation, the finished reel diameters will build at different rates. This will cause some rolls to be wound tighter and others to be less so causing an overall issue with the rewind quality. To prevent...

TIP OF THE WEEK: DANCER SYSTEMS TO REDUCE PULSING

TIP OF THE WEEK: DANCER SYSTEMS TO REDUCE PULSING

When looking at new converting equipment, make note of the incoming quality of your parent rolls. If they are out-of-round, it may be beneficial to have a dancer system to absorb the “pulsing” created by the high and low spots in the parent...

TIP OF THE WEEK: Lay-On Rolls

TIP OF THE WEEK: Lay-On Rolls

If your rewinding speeds are higher than 500 ft/min or your tension set-point is low, it is important to have lay-on rolls to prevent air entrapment. As the web moves at higher speeds, it will pull in air at the point of the rewind, and the...

Tip Of The Week:  Choosing An Unwind

Tip Of The Week: Choosing An Unwind

If you're looking at a new slitter, laminator, or hot melt coater it's important to understand your options for unwinds.When you're looking to purchase a new slitter rewinder, hot melt coater or laminator, there are several options when selecting the...

TIP OF THE WEEK: Shear Knife Life Span

TIP OF THE WEEK: Shear Knife Life Span

The lifespan of shear slitting knives is directly related to the side pressure of the male knife (top) against the female knife (bottom). Higher pressure increases wear and thus decreases lifespan. Adjust the knife pressure or side loading to a...

TIP OF THE WEEK: Automatic Knife Positioning

TIP OF THE WEEK: Automatic Knife Positioning

Automatic Knife Positioning can reduce downtime, improve accuracy and generate cost savings. Efficiency is one of the keys to staying competitive in the converting industry. Slitter rewinders have several features that can be added to increase...

TIP OF THE WEEK: Slitting Methods

TIP OF THE WEEK: Slitting Methods

A closer look at the three main types of slitting; Razor, Shear and Score. SLITTING METHODS There are three main slitting methods for slitter rewinders and it is important to understand which method or methods work best for your material mix....

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