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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: 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...

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