Technical Report on Advances in Slitter Rewinder Productivity, Versatility, and Ergonomics
Catbridge president Michael Pappas wrote a technical article appearing in Converting Quarterly’s 2012 3rd quarter issue. The article focuses on advances in slitter rewinder capabilities resulting in more efficient, flexible, operator-friendly, and cost-effective operations.
Recent advances in slitter/rewinder technologies have impacted productivity, versatility and ergonomics. New control and automation technologies improve performance and substantially reduce downtime. Productivity gains of at least two to three times more output per shift are possible for certain slitter designs and applications. Furthermore, growing demand for integrated quality-control systems, secondary inline operations and more operator-friendly features has resulted in new approaches and new configurations as well as greatly expanded capabilities. Today’s machines give converters greater flexibility and more efficient, productive operations, maximizing a plant’s bottom line.
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