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Brakes and clutches used in converting processes, typically on unwinds and rewinds, should be designed, specifically, for web handling. This may sound like a common sense issue. However, keep in mind industrial brakes and clutches are used in all sorts of industries, which have none of the concerns associated with converting. We see many applications where brakes and clutches that are not designed properly for converting being used on unwind and rewind stations. Consequently, web handling and web control suffer because the brake or clutch can't control the web properly. It's not that the brake or clutch isn't operating properly; it's that the brake or clutch just isn't designed for web handling. Brakes and clutches designed for converting must be designed to operate with:
Jeffrey Damour, Sales Engineer, Converter Accessory Corporation, Wind Gap, PA, Phone - 800-433-2413
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201 Alpha Road
PO Box 188
Wind Gap PA 18091-0188
Phone (800) 433-2413 -(610) 863-6008
Fax (800) 709-1007 - 610) 863-7818
What is Web Handling?
Web Handling is the science, engineering and equipment necessary to successfully transport a continuous flexible material through various processes without defect. Enhancing Web Handling with proper equipment will ensure materials are processed at their maximum efficiency, allowing the process to generate maximum profits.
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