Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. included several features new to North America in a blown film line it was running at NPE 2003 in Chicago before shipping the line to Charter Films Inc. of Superior, Wis.
The line will be Charter's sixth W&H Varex blown film line.
A redesigned, Multinip oscillating haul-off provides better control and more flexibility, according to James Ciolino, sales manager of extrusion systems for the Lincoln, R.I., company. The new haul-off has encoders that allow the haul-off's setup to be included in the processing recipe storage, Ciolino said.
An improved Filmatic T dual stacked turret winder has an automatic roll and shaft handling system. It can make rolls with diameters as large as 311/2 inches and boasts transfer of film onto the roll without adhesives by using static pinning.
The new Procontrol TS control system features a touch screen and Windows XP platform.