The SteadyWeb™ Splicer is a complete turret rewind control system. It features an automatic tension controller, circuitry for core speed matching and flying splice sequencing all in one easy-to-use package. During the splicing operation the controller automatically coordinates turret rotation, knife firing, core speed,and tension control at the touch of a button.
The SteadyWeb™Splicer controls operation of any type of electric clutch or AC or DC motor drive, single or dual motor configuration. Web tension is measured by DFE tension transducers and displayed on a large meter calibrated to read actual web tension. To adjust tension, the operator turns the tension set knob until the desired value is displayed on the meter. The SteadyWeb™Splicer will automatically maintain the set tension regardless of variations in web speed or roll diameter.
A manual output adjustment circuit is also provided. Switching is bumpless from manual to auto mode .Automatic control of flying splice applications is provided by a speed regulator which matches the surface speed of the empty rewind core to the web speed, and a logic circuit which sequences turret rotation and knife operation and transfers automatic tension control to the new core. The machine operator need only press one button to make a flying splice.
The SteadyWeb™ Splicer is used on any machine using a continuous web process, such as printing presses, coaters, laminators, slitters, sheeters, label presses, extruders and metallizers. Typical web materials include paper, plastic films, foils, rubber, laminates, linoleum, textiles, non-wovens, tapes and ribbons.
The SteadyWeb™ Splicer will reduce or eliminate tension related problems such as web breakage, stretching or looseness, registration, repeat length variation, wrinkling, curling, and coating thickness variation. It will also help reduce waste during starts, stops and splicing, leading to consistent product quality.