A Glossary of Descriptive TermsSixth Installment

Shaftless unwind/rewind stands: Basic pieces of equipment used in holding the supply roll(s) and production roll(s) on the converting machine. These stands

A Glossary of Descriptive Terms - Fifth Installment

Here is the fifth in this series of glossary columns, intended to improve the technical communication between new and seasoned members of the converting

A Glossary of Descriptive Terms, Fourth Installment

I have had very positive feedback from the glossary of descriptive terms that I began in the September 2000 issue (see October and December issues for

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.

Impression Rolls: Their Jobs and Their Maintenance

Impression rolls play a very important part at various points in many different converting operations. They are usually small rolls that are perhaps 3-4

A Glossary of Descriptive TermsThird Installment

This column is a continuation of the glossary of terms that I began in the September 2000 issue for the purpose of improving communications in the converting

Controlling Your Web from Beginning to End

In Part 1 of a two-part series, Bill Hawkins looks at the devices and designs that can help you keep your web under control.

Creative Problem Solving

Application: Creative approaches for solving problems in the converting industry can yield quick solutions.

A Glossary of Descriptive TermsSecond Installment

Bill Hawkins continues his glossary of web handling terms for readers who are new to the industry and for those who are not new but have questions about different versions of these terms.

A Glossary of Terms to Help Avoid Failure to Communicate

There are many terms used to describe similar things in the converting industry. These vocabulary differences can present communication problems around

Experts Scan the Future for Technologies with Impact

In 1455 Johann Gutenberg printed the Bible with movable metal type and, in doing so, changed the world. His invention was ranked by The History Channel

Selecting the Right Tensioning System for the Application

Choosing a tension control system can be intimidating, especially with the large array of systems available. Understanding the basic systems, which all

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

New measurement technology improves web control.

A new type of load cell uses an electromagnetic transducer to achieve more reliable tension measurement, reportedly resulting in improved machine performance,

Brake and clutches improve to meet industry demands.

Brakes and clutches for tension control are available in many configurations for virtually every converting application. Like all parts of the industry,

 

 

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