Brampton Engineering Inc. of Brampton, Ontario, rolled out — literally — its new roll cart, a battery-operated cart with wireless control for removing film winders.
One cart can remove rolls from both front-to-front winders. At NPE 2006, Brampton showed a cart that can handle rolls of 40 inches in diameter with lay-flat width of 64 inches and weighing 3,000 pounds.
The carts have a scissors lift, a tilt table and built-in roll weight. A core support stand eliminates the need for operator handling of the shaft and includes both deflation and inflation of the core shaft.
Brampton said it takes just 2½ minutes to unload a roll, load a new shaft and return home or continue to the facing winder.
The company also announced a new secondary nip, with fewer rollers than earlier models, to reduce the film wrap angles and eliminate wrinkles. The nip can operate as a slitting station.
Brampton also showed a nine-layer SCD-3 streamlined coextrusion die for extruding blown film in seven to 10 layers. The modular die has stackable sections.
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