Meeting Today’s Thinner/Wider/Faster Challenges in Web Handling Roller Designs

Meeting Today’s Thinner/Wider/Faster Challenges in Web Handling Roller Designs

R. Duane Smith
DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC

Today’s productivity demands for the web manufacturing and converting industries is to consistently produce and convert thinner and wider web materials at ever increasing production speeds. The challenge of conveying these thinner webs at lighter tensions and higher speeds requires special attention to the web handling components on the process line. This presentation outlines these web handling components including the requirements of proper idler roll design, good web spreading and proper web guiding to insure consistent production of defect free web materials.