Web Guiding

Picking Up the Pace

As press manufacturers continue to introduce presses that can run faster in theory but not necessarily in practice it falls to the manufacturers of register

Upgrade the Old, Bring in the New!

Noven Pharmaceuticals may not be a household name, but the patented creation of this 500-employee company helped revolutionize the way people receive

Print Quality Sealed!

MFM turns to Bell-Mark to improve flexographic printing on its line of weather-resistant materials.

Stretching Boundaries

Known for its prowess in stretching the limits of packaging film development, Cryovac engineers also have stretched web guide technology to support innovative applications.

New Technology Guides Web

The speed and accuracy of new presses have brought all the peripheral components, web guides among them, ahead in technology. Users are demanding more flexibility, more intelligent devices that are easier to use and set up.

Detecting the Edge

Web guides have evolved dramatically since their first appearance on converting lines in the 1930s. Electronic edge detectors and electric motors gradually displaced pneumatics and hydraulics as demand grew for greater accuracy and reliability, and tolerance for leaky hydraulics diminished. The earliest electronic systems were far from perfect—in particular the edge detectors were sensitive to dust and temperature swings—but they were a big improvement over their predecessors

Steering Directions Made Simple

Steering and displacement guides are the two most popular forms of intermediate guiding.

Web Guides Bring Positive Results to Negative Sleeves

Crown Photo Systems manufactures film negative sleeves to very tight tolerances. Web-guiding systems from BST Pro Mark are helping to keep the converter on the cutting edge.

Teknek Offering Web Guiding and Cleaning... All in One

INCHINNAN, SCOTLAND, U.K. The Web Guide Clean Machine (WGCM) enables printers to clean and guide their webs simultaneously. Co. says cleaning and guiding

Controlling Your Web from Beginning to End, Part II

In Part II of this two-part series, Bill Hawkins continues his analysis of the devices and designs that serve to keep your web under control.

Web-guiding systems are tailored to your applications

There are four proven web-guiding systems available to the converter. The common denominator in each is that the web edge is monitored by a sensor that

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