Additions to Your Drive System

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Clarence Klassen, P.Eng., KlassENgineering Inc.

Many existing web handling lines have outdated drive systems. “Outdated” not a problem if the drive system performs satisfactorily and you have adequate spares. The outdated drive system becomes a challenge when an upgrade is required due to process changes on the line.

This presentation discusses some of the options available for adding new drives to your existing system describes the challenges with each option. These issues include cost, downtime, combining analog and digital technology and ensuring that an expensive upgrade provides improved performance.

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