Wide Web Converting
AccuWeb has custom engineered solutions for web widths up to a 240” (6.10m) roll face. Whether you print, slit, coat, laminate, manufacture films, papers, foils or anything in between, AccuWeb can help you get the most out of your converting process. The AccuGuide™ PDG-FS Series positive displacement guides are manufactured from welded structural steel to provide the exceptional strength needed for wider webs and higher tension applications. Like all AccuWeb web guides, the PDG-FS Series incorporates proprietary linear bearings and a carriage design that allows optimum web guide performance whether installed in a vertical, horizontal or inverted position.
Only AccuWeb covers the entire range of web guide applications with electromechanical linear actuators that can move loads exceeding 100,000 lbs, providing a reliable alternative to maintenance prone hydraulic systems. Intrinsically safe models are available to operate in Class I Division 1 Group C&D hazardous environments. (See Electronics In, Hydraulic Out to learn how AccuWeb helped one company improve their wide web converting productivity).
WideArray™ edge detectors offer a wide sensing range using either ultrasonic or infrared technology, allowing converters to change web widths on the fly without the need for manual or mechanical repositioning.
A remote station can be located anywhere, allowing operators to adjust the guide points in as small as .001 inch increments within the wide detection range to fine tune web position with digital accuracy and repeatability. Web gage position and guide point can be communicated via PLC inputs using the Micro 4000NET Controller.
Every WideArray and PointSource edge detector has AccuWeb’s exclusive dynamic compensation technology that automatically compensates for dust, dirt, changes in temperature and humidity, as well as web flutter and passline variances, and other environmental factors. (See A Guide to Achieving Six Sigma Quality to learn how AccuWeb’s WideArray played a key role in one company’s move towards their Six Sigma quality goal)