Catbridge designs and builds a variety of high-performance
converting equipment for pressure sensitive tapes and films. Our machinery for
pressure sensitives includes turret slitter rewinders, duplex slitter rewinders,
unwinds, unwind sound enclosures, and perforators.
To maximize productivity, our tape machines limit downtime
between sets while maintaining the ability to handle a broad spectrum of work.
Our slitter rewinders offer automated loading and unloading, auto knife
positioning, laser core placement, state-of-the-art safety, and an advanced yet
user-friendly control system. Additionally, turrets such as the Model 344 offer
numerous innovations for linered products. The enveloper allows tapeless, glueless,
no-foldover starts, eliminating potential product damage due to mirroring. The
automatic tabber both tail ties finished rolls and sets core attachments for
new rolls. To insert roll leaders or pull tabs, an open web tabbing option is
available. And, for demanding applications, our 344-MC dual-turret provides an
innovative cutoff and transfer system to prevent roll misalignment from the
first to last wrap as well as unsightly last wrap wrinkling on foil and similar
materials due to tension loss.
To meet the challenges of converting pressure sensitives,
our slitter rewinders also incorporate a number of special features for handling
self-wound and linered materials. Advanced systems control tension from the
unwind, where tension can spike as the material is pulled off the master roll,
to the rewind, where rolls can telescope or adhesives can ooze from incorrect
tension. Additional features can include liner unwinds and rewinds, trim
winders, knife cleaning systems, nonstick roll surfaces, and sound enclosures
which help suppress the noise generated when unwinding tapes.
Popular slitter rewinders for pressure sensitives include
turret and traditional duplex winders. Turret winders, ideal for repetitive
jobs, significantly shorten downtime between sets. Traditional duplex winders such
as the 729 offer exceptional versatility. Heavy-duty models such as the
901-40 can produce large diameter finished rolls of materials such as label
stock. We also build and incorporate components including perforators that can
be used for functions such as creating tear off sheets. No area of converting
has more unique product requirements and webflows than pressure sensitive
tapes. Catbridge will work with you to find the right machine for your needs
and tailor it to your exact application and process, providing the ability to
get your unique products converted efficiently.