CHICAGO (July 14, 10:15 a.m. EDT) — Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. included several features new to North America in a blown film line it ran at NPE 2003 in Chicago before shipping the line to Charter Films Inc. of Superior, Wis.The line is 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.
The improved Filmatic T dual stacked turret winder has an automatic roll and shaft handling system. It can make rolls with diameters as large as 31.5 inches and boasts transfer of film onto the roll without adhesives.
“Static pinning is used to start it on the roll,” he said.
The new Procontrol TS control system features a touch screen and Windows XP platform.