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April 30, 2009

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Macro has film all wound up

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Macro Engineering's Automax-SBG reversible surface winder features features tension control, simplified operation, and minimal maintenance.

Unlike traditional gap-surface winders that can only wind web in a single direction, the Automax-SBG reversible surface winder from Macro Engineering & Technology (Mississauga, ON) features a reversible mode so processors can select whether to wind jumbo rolls with the film’s treated side in or out. Switching directions is said to be uncomplicated. The operator needs to thread the film in the opposite direction around the drum and select the appropriate winding direction from the touchscreen control unit. Another feature is straight-edge cutovers that can be done without fold-over, thereby producing flat, wrinkle-free film on the core. The unit has a gap winding mode, programmable tension control, automatic roll transfer, and an integrated shaft hoist that returns the shaft to the loading position without heavy lifting by the operator. It handles rolls up to 1.5m in diameter. Film thickness is from 15-400 µm and winding shafts are available in 76- and 152-mm sizes. It winds film up to 3m wide at up to 200 m/min.

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