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Web handling and winding specialist Timothy J. Walker has 25+ years of experience in the field. He is President of TJWalker+Assoc. and has helped over 100 companies in processes involving paper, film, and foil-based manufacturing...more

WHQuiz Answer #11 - Intermediate Guiding

WebHandlersQuiz 11: Guiding - For automatic guiding in the middle of a process, which is preferred – A steering type guide or a displacement type guide? 

A displacement guide is always preferred unless you need to guide a long span. A displacement guide is more compact and has a far lower chance to cause problems through poor setup, poor traction, of wrinkle sensitive webs.

More on this topic was covered in this archived Web Lines column: 

Displacement vs. Steering: Battle of the Web Guides June 2011

If you missed it, here are all 20 questions in my Web Handler's Quiz


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