Web Handling Document Library


We have several informative publications written by our web handling expert, Dr. Kevin Cole.  Our clients have found our web handling publications useful in understanding web handling.

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Publications in Conference Proceedings
 Air Conveyance The Fluid/Structure Interaction of a Thin Flexible Cylindrical Web Supported by an Air Cushion 1999/pdf
 Air Conveyance A Two-Dimensional Model of the Fluid Dynamics of Air Reverser 1999/pdf
 Air Conveyance
A Numerical Solution of the Euler's Equations with Nonlinear Source Terms in Modeling the Fluid Dynamics of an Air Reverser 1997/pdf
Nip Mechanics Roller Nip Deflections  2017/pdf
Nip Mechanics Modeling of Nip Pressures and Web Feed Rates in Rubber Covered Nip Rollers 2013/pdf
Nip Mechanics Measurement of Web Feed Rates in Rubber Covered Nip Roller applications and the Impact on Wrinkle Formation 2011/pdf
 Nip Mechanics
Conveyance Roller Nip Mechanics 2010/pdf
 Nip Mechanics
Measurement and Modeling of Nip Roller Feed Rates 2010/pdf
Roller Traction An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Web Traction Over a Non Vented Roller 1999/pdf
 Roller Traction
Troubleshooting Web Scratches 
Roller Traction Real Time Data Analytics As Applied To Web-To-Roller Traction In Manufacturing **NEW** 2019/pdf
 Splicing Butt Splice Hinging 2012/pdf
 Tension Control Pull Rollers: Plain, Vacuum and Unported "Pick the Right Pull Roller the First Time" 2015/pdf
 Winding   Machine Direction Buckles in Thin Film Winding
Winding Gentle Wavy Defects in Knurled Wound Rolls
Winding of Interleaving Material
Winding Modeling Air Entrainment and Temperature Effects in Winding  2003/pdf
The Effects of Nonideal Webs on Roll Winding
The Effect of Air-Side Leakage in Roll Winding
 Winding    A Thermoelastic Winding Model with Air Entrainment 2001/pdf
 Winding A Model for the Prediction of Wound Roll Dishing 1997/pdf
 Winding   A Nonlinear Wound Roll Stress Model Accounting for Widthwise Web Thickness Nonuniformity 1992/pdf
Winding, Roller Traction
A Model for Determining the Asperity Engagement Height in Relation to Web Traction Over Non-vented Rollers 2002/pdf
Wrinkling of Foils
Wrinkling of Wide Webs


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Kevin Cole, Ph.D.

Dr. Cole is a Senior Web Handling Development Engineer at Optimation Technology, Inc. with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He is a technical specialist and process development expert with broad and extensive experience in solving a wide variety of mechanical engineering and applied mathematics problems in advanced process development applications. Click here to view the full curriculum vitae of Dr. Cole
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Brooks Schneider, PE

Mr. Schneider is a Mechanical Engineer with over 27 years of experience in high-volume film and paper web handling processes. His experience experience includes project, design, production, and process development engineering.  His roles have included project engineering leadership, project management, and individual contributions, and he has provided training and technical consulting to worldwide operations.  Additional skills include lean manufacturing, analytic troubleshooting, and statistical process control.  
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