The Catbridge 900-M Duplex Center Slitter Rewinder: Efficiency and Precision in One Machine

Release Date: 09/29/2023

In an era driven by high demand and the constant need for efficient production capabilities, the right machinery can make all the difference. Enter the 900-M Duplex Center Slitter Rewinder from Catbridge Machinery – a game-changer in the realm of films and flexible packaging.

An Overview

The 900-M has been specifically designed to offer an unparalleled blend of flexibility, value, and superior performance. The machine’s primary aim is to handle a diverse range of films and flexible packaging materials with precision, ensuring that the end product is of the highest quality.

Manufactured using off-the-shelf components, this model is readily available for swift delivery. To further optimize the production process, all major components for the 900-M are stocked at Catbridge’s Montville, NJ facility.

What Makes the 900-M Stand Out?

Distinguished by its advanced capabilities, the 900-M integrates a suite of features that elevate its performance:

  1. Model 685 Shaftless Floor Pick-up Unwind: Simplifying material loading, the 900-M’s shaftless floor pick-up unwind ensures efficient handling and positioning, guaranteeing a smooth start to the process.
  2. Splice Table: Facilitating seamless joins, the 900-M’s splice table allows for precise and consistent splicing, optimizing continuity in production.
  3. Spreader Roll for Wrinkle Removal: Delivering pristine material output, the 900-M’s spreader roll effectively removes wrinkles, ensuring that the finished product is of the highest quality.
  4. Automatic Laser Core Pointer System: Optimizing core placement, the 900-M’s automatic laser core pointer system ensures precise alignment, which is crucial for uniform rewinding.
  5. Closed-loop Tension Control at Unwind and Rewind: Maintaining stability from start to finish, the 900-M’s dual closed-loop tension control ensures material consistency throughout both unwinding and rewinding stages.
  6. Cam-lock Differential Shafts: Enhancing winding adaptability, the 900-M’s cam-lock differential shafts enable tailored tension across varied materials, ensuring optimal roll quality.
  7. Touch Rolls to Prevent Air Entrapment: Ensuring impeccable roll quality, the 900-M’s touch rolls work to prevent any air entrapment, guaranteeing a smooth and flawless end product.
  8. Static Neutralizer: Eliminating static disruptions, the 900-M’s static neutralizer ensures that materials flow unhindered and safe from static-induced issues.
  9. Roll Pusher and Unload Tree: Streamlining the final stages of production, the 900-M’s roll pusher and unload tree facilitate efficient roll removal and transition to the next operation.
  10. CBM-1 Control System: Offering intuitive control, the 900-M’s CBM-1 system provides a user-friendly interface, streamlining operations, maintenance, and safety procedures.
  11. Safety PLC and Devices: Prioritizing operator safety, the 900-M comes equipped with a Safety PLC and additional safety devices, including fencing and sensors, ensuring a secure operational environment.

Enhancing Productivity: A Closer Look

For any business, the ultimate goal is productivity, and the 900-M is a stalwart companion in achieving this.

Production Speed: Achieving peak productivity demands machines that can maintain top operational speeds. With the 900-M, the closed-loop tension control at both unwind and rewind ensures a consistent feed, enhancing speed consistency. Additionally, the machine’s ability to reach up to 2500 fpm (763 m/min) showcases its sheer speed capability, putting it at the forefront of efficiency.

Meeting Demand: Meeting high demand isn’t just about speed, but also quality and adaptability. The 900-M’s shear knife positioning guarantees quick slits, ensuring consistent product quality with every roll. Moreover, the flexibility offered by features like cam-lock differential shafts and the automatic laser core pointer system means that the machine can adapt to varying material types and sizes, making it a versatile solution for diverse demands.

Uptime and Downtime: Seamless operations require minimal interruptions. The 900-M is exemplary in this aspect. Its automatic roll discharge not only reduces manual interventions but also ensures that rolls are changed out swiftly. Furthermore, features like the Model 685 shaftless floor pick-up unwind and the splice table optimize the preparation and joining of material, thereby reducing the potential downtime associated with these processes.

Tailored for the Flexible Packaging Industry

The 900-M isn’t a one-size-fits-all machine. It has been meticulously crafted for exclusive applications within the flexible packaging industry. This includes handling:

  • Film to film laminations
  • Foil, both supported and unsupported
  • Metallized films and papers
  • Paper to film and foil laminations
  • Papers, whether coated or uncoated
  • Primary films
  • Thermal transfer films and papers

A Testament to Catbridge’s Vision

The 900-M is more than just a machine; it’s a testament to Catbridge’s philosophy. Their data-driven, collaborative approach ensures that every machine is more than just a purchase – it’s an investment for the future. By helping clients view the bigger picture, identify problems, and then configure machines with the perfect mix of features, Catbridge ensures that their machinery isn’t just a temporary solution, but a long-term partner.

In Conclusion

The 900-M Duplex Center Slitter Rewinder is a paragon of efficiency, flexibility, and precision. It’s a clear representation of Catbridge’s commitment to delivering value, ensuring that businesses not only meet but exceed their production goals. Whether you’re in the flexible packaging industry or are simply looking for machinery that promises consistent high performance, the 900-M is a worthy contender to consider.

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