Web Handling Equipment

World Class Development Equipment

The MCF has world class development equipment, including a thin web rewinder for very low tension, low traction experiments on ultra thin webs, a laminator used for combining and peeling of different webs, and a narrow width rewinder that rounds out our conveyance experimentation capability in width range of 1 to 5 inches.


Thin Web Rewinder


  • For very low tension, low traction experiments on ultra thin webs
  • Maximum Web Width: 55 inches (1397 mm)
  • Line Speed Capability: 2000 fpm (610 mpm)
  • Web Tension Capability: 2-50 lbs
  • Pressure roller winding: 5-50 lbs contact force range
  • Can operate in rewind (unwind-wind) or endless band mode
  • Capable of conveying fractional mil web thicknesses
  • Low hysteresis float roller design for regulation of very low web tension

Laminator


  • Used for combining and peeling of different webs
  • Maximum Web Width: 14 inches (356 mm)
  • Line Speed Capability: 175 fpm (50 mpm)
  • Web Tension Capability: 1.5 lb/in (3.5 lb/in through nip)
  • Nip Roller Capability: 5-100 lbs contact force range
  • Readily configurable to multiple conveyance geometries
  • Three independent drives: 2 winders/1 nip drive - braked unwinders
  • Load cell control

Narrow Width Rewinder


  • Rounds out conveyance experimentation capability in width range of 1 to 5 inches
  • Maximum Web Width: 5.5 inches (140 mm)
  • Line Speed Capability: 4000 fpm (1219 mpm)
  • Web Tension Capability: 2-50 lbs (9-222 N)
  • Pressure roller winding with 5-25 lbs contact force range
  • Environmental chamber for studies at controlled temperature/ humidity conditions
  • Breadboard design for maximum web path flexibility