January 17, 2019

Precise alignment for tissue converting

Industrial sales and repair specialist, CP Automation, has introduced the Re Spa web guiding (WG) series to its product portfolio. These intelligent retrofit parts are set to solve common problems for tissue, aluminium foil, paper and plastic film manufacturing and processing plants, by offering precise alignment of web winding and consistent printing and cutting processes.

Effective alignment from the unwinder to the rewinder is a must for any converting businesses wanting to increase productivity and product quality. Re Spa’s web guiding systems are an ideal retrofit option that can be added directly to the existing system’s unwinder, to guarantee a fast and accurate correction of material position.

The Re Spa WG705 web guiding product is designed for reels up to 600mm in width, while the WG2003 suited to reels larger than 600mm. Both are fitted with ultrasonic sensors that feedback the position of the material to the web guiding controller, which sends a correction signal to the roller to reposition the material accordingly.

A further source of frustration for converting is the alignment of the web prior to folding after the cutting process has taken place. At this point, the web is smaller, so there is less room for error. The material must therefore be perfectly aligned on the roller in order to create precisely central folds. The WG705 offers easy pre-folding alignment correction, guaranteeing a precise fold in the middle of the product.

“Re Spa has identified a clear need for this product in the converting industry,” explained Tony Young, director of CP Automation. “Factories in all industries are becoming smarter, and tissue, film and foil processing and manufacture certainly won’t get left behind. Alignment issues don’t need to be a costly or recurring problem anymore, as these devices from Re Spa are now available for post-unwinding and post-cutting precision.

“Businesses that have retrofitted these parts are already reducing their production waste, reducing time spent on setup and increasing print quality.”

For more information on CP Automation’s Re Spa product range, visit the CP Automation website and Re SpA website, or e-mail sales@cpaltd.net.  

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