10 Tips on Antiwrinkle Rollers

Antiwrinkle rollers, like antiperspirants and anti-inflammatories, have a name that implies a cure to your problem. But as with most remedies, read the

Can This Lamination Be Saved?

Delaminating undesired separation within a multilayer product is a major problem for many converters. Laminate products are a marriage of two or more

The Signs of Shear Wrinkle

Your web is talking to you. Not out loud but in a form of sign language. It's saying, Oh, I'm shifting to the right (or left) in this span, or Ouch, I'm

The Word on Winding

Winders may not cost six million dollars, but like that 1970s television phenomenon, The Six Million Dollar Man, we have the technology to build them better, stronger, and faster.

Steering Directions Made Simple

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

Tracking Wrinkles: Part II

The easiest way to explain roller diameter variation tracking is to walk you through the chain of events. Diameter variations create web strain variations.

When Rollers Fight, Webs Lose

A tram is a coal bin with wheels. If you want your coal bin to stay on its tracks, you must keep the two axles parallel. If they are not parallel, the

High & Low

Winpak Technologies is a global packaging group that manufactures and distributes high quality machines and packaging materials for the food, beverage,

Fun with Force Gauges

In today's world of high-tech electronic gadgets, a force gauge may seem unglamorous, but I hope to convince you a force gauge is something you should have and use.

Reduce Web Nip Problems

Web handling is about transport and delivery, getting from point A to point B, without damaging the product. It is relatively easy to move a web across a free span or over an unnipped roller, but getting into and through a nip can be a show stopper for many processes or products. As a web handler, you should consider nips your tough customers.

Friction Circles on a Winter's Day

Doing doughnuts — this was the term my high school friends called the art of driving around in snow-covered parking lots, spinning your back tires during a hard turn to get your car to fishtail in a circle.

Get More with Less

Brakes and clutches are yet more converting-process components affected by this “less is more” philosophy.

Don't Ignore the Importance of Your Trim Removal System

To some, it may be presumptuous to regard trim removal systems as critical, but industry experts agree these systems are the unsung heroes of any converting operation.

Linebackers, Leashes, & Superman: A Look at Stress

Do you work well under pressure? How you react is dependent on the level of pressure or stress exerted on you. How your product reacts to pressures or stresses also will depend on the stress level it feels.

Small Flexing, Big Benefits

All spiral rollers, whether rigid or flexible, are con artists. Their turning roller's barber pole optical illusion tricks your eye. The rotating spirals, starting at the roller center, create a sense of outward motion.

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