Automated short run turret rewinder

Alpha Converting Equipment’s latest addition to its wide range of automatic rewinders is the Alphamatic Turret. It has been designed for processing sensitive ink jet papers and handling a wide variety of substrates including laminated films. The rewinder runs 2 or 3 inch cores and is rated at 300 m/min with a typical cycle time of 20 seconds for a 50 metre roll.

“The Alphamatic Turret provides a highly efficient and flexible solution for short run work,” explains sales manager Peter Stokley. “It is designed for single person operation – once the unwind reel is loaded into the machine all operations are automatic.

“It runs to the length set by the operator, turrets, loads fresh cores, strips the roll from the rewind shaft and is delivered to a roll closing system with ID labelling and bar coding. The finished roll is delivered to a storage table outside the perimeter of the machine guard where the operator can pack as required.”

The Alphamatic Turret is available with many levels of automation from semiautomatic versions with manual core loading and removal of finished rolls to full automation. As standard, the winder is supplied with an adhesive-less start (cinching) system.

“This is particularly useful for the many applications where adhesive might cause contamination on the next process,” says Stokley, adding that the level of interest in the Alphamatic Turret has been very encouraging across a broad spectrum of substrates. Two orders have already been secured and the first unit is being delivered to a German customer.

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