W & H: New automatic roll handling system

German based Windmöller and Hölscher, an international market leader in the field of machinery and equipment for the flexible packaging industry, has recently introduced a newly developed automatic roll handling system for increased printing press productivity, when handling small slit rolls primarily intended for use with automatic packaging systems. The Corematic lends itself to use downstream of both flexographic and gravure printing presses and permits the printed web to be slit and wound in a single pass, resulting in maximum production speeds, regardless of the web length being rewound and dispensing with separate slitting. The fully automatic roll handling unit removes the finished rolls from the winder of the printing press for transfer to downstream handling systems. The shafts are automatically removed from the rolls, recored and prepared for splicing and are immediately ready for the next winding cycle. Running at maximum speed, very short web lengths of up to 1000 metres can be wound up at cycle times of less than three minutes. The Corematic is designed to handle up to four slit rolls of diameters between 200 and 600 mm, with a maximum roll width of 300 mm.

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