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.

Deflecting Nip Roller Problems?

What causes nip roller deflection? How can you compensate for nip roller deflection?

If Not Rough, How About Groovy?

Even though rough surfaces have a bad reputation, rough is better than smooth to fight lubrication from air or liquid lubrication. But is rough the best solution?

Tim Walker Answers your Questions Live

Tim Walker will host another LIVE blog event on convertingblog.com this Friday, March 3rd. Tim will answer any questions relating to the converting process as they are posted.

Are You Rough Enough?

What is the better roller surface to prevent web scratching, smooth or rough? Many people will opt for smooth, but in fact, this is the wrong direction.

The Secret Strain

Converting Rx: Bowed Roller Dosage

Last month we picked up our prescription for bowed roller and read the instructions and warning label. But what's in that bottle? How do we know we have the right dosage of bowed roller? Let's combine a little diagnosis and diagramming to see how to find the proper prescription.

Need a Hand?

Improper roll handling boils down to one thing: loss. Lost workers, lost productivity, and perhaps most import, lost money.

Converting Rx for Bowed Rollers

At the top of my list of converting controlled substances: bowed rollers. Let’s read the “Directions for Use” fine print on the bowed roller bottle.

The Case for Automatic Splicing

The risks of manual at-speed splicing should not be played down. Every time you ask an operator to crawl into or lean over a turret winder to make a slice and tuck transfer, you are playing Russian roulette with a possible broken arm, cracked ribs, or most unforgivable, loss of life.

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.

The Converting Relay Race: Part II

Our rolls are loaded, spliced, and ready to run. To complete the unwinding relay, we need to finish strong with our plan for web alignment and tension control.

The Converting Relay Race: Part 1

Converting productivity is a race to see how much material we can get through our process. Instead of a marathon, with one runner going the distance, converting processes are more like relay races, with a series of runners. Like a relay, we need to pass baton from roll to roll so each roll can run their leg of the race.

Concave Rollers Pros & Cons

Got some nasty wrinkles on a roller? Some tape here, some tape there—wrinkles be gone. Adding tape collars or bands to a cylindrical roller just under each of the web’s edges turns a cylindrical roller into a wrinkle-stopping concave roller.

You're Too Tense!

When planning to purchase tension controls, there is a lot for the converter to consider. "It's not just as easy as buying brand X controller and throwing it on your system and away you go." Here are some of the important questions to consider.

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