Back to School for Web Handling

Maxcess University’s Conference Week program has lofty objectives. The Apr. 16–20 event that PFFC attended at the Hyatt Hotel covered the fundamentals of web guiding, tension control, slitting, and winding in a university-style format that combined lecture, video, and hands-on application of web handling techniques in a lab setting.

AccuWeb Receives High Honor

AccuWeb recently was recognized as a 2006 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in the Small Company Grand Award.

Baggy Webs: Part II Measuring

I'm not usually a big fan of management adages, but this is one I often can support: You can't manage what you don't measure. How do you expect a defect

Baggy Webs: Part I Nightmares

This is the first of four columns on baggy webs, starting with understanding the problems they create. To most converters, the ideal web is one that is

Under Pressure (Revisited...and Revised)

If I have any repeating theme to understanding web handling, it is to follow the stresses and strains. In nipped processes, you need to follow the compressive stress (aka pressure).

Don't Get Bent out of Shape

Bending a web is like bending a pencil or a wire. A little bending is no problem, but if you go too far, something will get bent out of shape or break.

Twist & Shout

A wrinkle is the web’s equivalent of a shout—stop it, you’re hurting me! To avoid your web shouting at you, think about how to apply uniform tension across it.

Dancer Rollers: Trust but verify

In last month’s tension quiz, I gave out five points if your process had a calibrated tension transducer roller. Those of you with dancer rollers might have wondered why you didn’t get any points. Why am I “dissing” dancers?

Web Tension: A Pop Quiz

Today's column is a pop quiz on web tensioning. Feel free to work as a team on the answers. If you score poorly, don't worry, but it's worth your while

Maxcess Launches Online Video Log

Maxcess Intl. has launched an online video log for customers who were unable to attend the Labelexpo show earlier this month. Content will include technology, interviews, and equipment demonstrations.

Difficult Winding: Part II

Last month I introduced you to roll modulus ratio, the first of the terrible trifecta of difficult winding. This month let's move on to the next two of

What Makes Winding Difficult?

What is it that allows one product to run all year with 2% waste and another can't get on the core without problems? Consider this a lesson in product

Whatever Floats Your Web

Why float a web? Because air floating can do things a roller can’t.

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.

The Pressure of Winding Rolls

Too much pressure inside a roll means more wound roll problems. Too little pressure inside a roll has its own negative effects. Worse still is having both high and low internal pressure occuring at the same time.

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