CUT POINTS | What problems may be solved via electronic shear knifeholders?

My thoughts evolved to more of the web-slitting process. With the advent of computer-controlled, servomotor-powered knifeholders and linear-rail, automatic positioning systems, one might wonder what other process monitoring and/or controls could help maintain “in-spec” roll production.

Alex Nevels

In 1988, my first converting industry position was selling roll lift and tilt tables, roll floor dollies, shaft pullers and other material-handling equipment. When traveling to potential customer facilities and observing the webto- rollmaking processes up close, I always had learning questions to ask. This led me upon occasion to approach our design department to discuss potential product advancements...

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