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New Lateral Adjust Option Allows Air Shaft Adjustment on the Fly

Lateral Adjust Air Shaft


Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC®) is introducing a lateral adjust option with its COR-LOK® air shafts for cantilevered installations in narrow web applications.

The lateral adjust option is built into the air shaft and an easily and safely operated handwheel facilitates side to side +/- 4 inch adjustments while the machine is running and production continues. The system includes CAC's exclusive adjustable core stop flange. The air shaft can be inflated through a rotary union via CAC's patented remote toggle valve, or with an air gun.

COR-LOK air shafts with the lateal adjust option feature all the standard engineering features of the standard COR-LOK systems, including a tubing (bladder) design contoured to match the geometry of the company's unique, spiraled shaft body. All COR-LOK air shafts and chucks offer exceptional gripping power over the full core length; feature a unique, wear resistant aluminum leaf locking system, and ensure core protection and damage free operation. They are lightweight and carefully designed for easy, safe operation.

Additionally, later adjust COR-LOK systems are easily cleaned and are designed for use in food-grade operations.

Lateral adjust COR-LOK air shafts are available in 2 to 12 inch standard diameters and are capable of handling 500 lbs at speeds to 2000 feet per minute.

According to CAC General Manager Pamela A. Damour, lateral adjust COR-LOK air shafts address growing market demands for systems that facilitate continuous production and reduce down time.

”Every component of all COR-LOK shafts and chucks, right down to the standardization of air tubing, is aimed at minimizing down time. The lateral adjust system allows narrow web converters to make changes on the fly,“ Damour said ”and offers a production advantage that could prove significant in highly competitive markets.“

Founded in 1974, Converter Accessory Corporation designs, engineers and manufactures web handling equipment for converters of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and textiles. Engineered solutions include high quality, cost effective equipment from the simplest aluminum core cone to the most sophisticated unwind/rewind system. CAC is represented by knowledgeable sales engineers and provides extensive consultation and post sales support.

For more information contact Pam Damour, Converter Accessory Corporation, 201 Alpha Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091-1279, (800) 433-2413, fax (610) 863-7818. cac@epix.net Web site: www.handleyourweb.com


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New On Shaft Inflation Toggle Valve Air Shaft Makes Roll Changes More Efficient

Toggle Valve Air Shaft


Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC®) is introducing a patented new inflation toggle valve COR-LOK® air shaft option, toggle valve COR-LOK air shaft, that helps reduce roll changeover times. Toggle valve COR-LOK air shaft employs standard rotary union for pneumatic hook-up and is specifically engineered for use in cantilevered applications. It is available in COR-LOK air shafts in 2 to 18 inch diameters.

According to Jeff Damour, CAC engineering manager, the main advantage of the toggle valve COR-LOK air shaft is that it facilitates rapid roll changeovers. Since the easily reached toggle valve is built into the end of the air shaft, an operator does not have to leave the station to access a remote inflation control or retrieve any tools.

”The toggle valve COR-LOK air shaft is a simple design that makes an exceptional contribution to efficiency," Damour said. "This option is well designed for use with label presses and is available in stainless steel for washdowns in food grade applications and offers all the advantages of our other COR-LOK air shafts.“

The toggle valve COR-LOK air shaft system is also compatible with CAC's sleeve-based core adapting option that allows converters to run varying core sizes, both 3“ and 6“ for example, on the same shaft or air shaft. This option allows rapid changeovers between rolls with differing core diameters ranging from 3 to 18 inches. CAC's sleeve-based core adapting system is especially effective in label production and other narrow web operations. It offers converters the additional economical option of employing two short sleeves at each end of the shaft rather than a single, longer sleeve to adapt varying core sizes.

The most recent COR-LOK air shafts and chucks feature a freshly engineered tubing (bladder) design contoured to match the geometry of the company's unique, spiraled shaft body. Compared to previous designs, the economical new contoured tubing allows increased gripping power, a longer tubing life and exceptionally easy replacement. The new COR-LOK air shaft and chuck systems also offer several air valve options intended to match virtually any plant requirements. To fully inflate, they require only 90 to 120 PSI.

COR-LOK tubing is unique in that it can be quickly and easily sized, on site, to match any CAC air shaft or chuck. Tubing lengths can be ordered in advance and stocked, thus minimizing down time, even in plants where a large diversity of air shafts and chuck sizes exists. To facilitate easy changeovers, the tubing is mechanically fixed, rather than vulcanized, to the air valve.

All COR-LOK air shafts and chucks offer exceptional gripping power over the full core length; feature a unique, wear resistant aluminum leaf locking system, and ensure core protection and damage free operation. They are lightweight and carefully designed for easy, safe operation.

CAC hosts an online air shaft support center featured on www.handleyourweb.com offering detailed instruction for servicing air shafts from CAC and other manufacturers. The air shaft support center allows for online ordering of spare parts, including aluminum core cones, tubing, valves and valve cores.

In addition to detailed instruction, online chat is also available, but not required to access information.

Currently celebrating its 40th year of success, Converter Accessory Corporation designs, engineers and manufactures web handling equipment for converters of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and textiles. Engineered solutions include high quality, cost effective equipment from the simplest aluminum core cone to the most sophisticated unwind/rewind system. CAC® is represented by knowledgeable sales engineers and provides extensive consultation and post sales support.

For more information contact Pam Damour, Converter Accessory Corporation, 201 Alpha Road, Wind Gap, PA 18091-1279, (800) 433-2413, fax (610) 863-7818. cac@epix.net



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Nonwovens Producer Turns to Single Source for Two Effective Upgrades



Trenton, South Carolina: Bondex, a Trenton, South Carolina manufacturer of nonwovens, solved two nagging production problems with mechanical solutions from a single source, Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC).

The first problem was with an air shaft, button type design that clogged and became ineffective under production conditions.

According to Charlie Waters, Bondex Production Manager, Bondex's nonwovens production was plagued by frequent disruption when material; fibers and dust, from roll cores built up in and then clogged the button type air bladder openings. Not only did this accelerate wear on the bladders, but also, as the openings became clogged, prevented firm, uniform contact between the buttons and the cores. Operation of the air shaft became ineffective, production had to be shut down and the air shafts serviced. Frequently, the bladders in the button type air shafts were too difficult to replace in house and had to be sent to the manufacturer for refitting.

For Waters, the amount of downtime caused by air shaft failures was unacceptable. When salesman John Burch from Louis P. Batson Company, a Converter Accessory Corporation (CAC) agent, presented COR-LOK air shafts as an alternative, Waters was intrigued enough to give one a trial.

Unlike button-type systems, COR-LOK air shafts and chucks feature a tubing design contoured to match the geometry of its unique, spiraled shaft body. These inflatable tubes are able to match and usually exceed the gripping power of other systems, including button-type. Importantly, so far as Waters was concerned, CAC's COR-LOK air shafts offer exceptionally easy maintenance and tube replacement.

CAC's tubing fits all CAC air shafts and chucks. It can be ordered and stocked in advance and cut to length, on site, to match any COR-LOK air shaft. This feature is especially important in a facility using a diversity of air shaft and chuck sizes. The tubing itself is mechanically fixed to the air valve rather than vulcanized, and thus can be easily replaced by virtually any operator using simple hand tools. The tubing requires only 60 to 120 psi to fully inflate.

After the first COR-LOK air shaft was installed and tested on Bondex's nonwovens production line, the results were so impressive that Waters decided to replace the remaining button-type systems with the CAC technology.

The second production problem, less urgent but none-the-less a stewing annoyance in the background, was with a venturi trim removal system that sometimes clogged, was limited in how far it blew waste, and too limited in the volume of trim it could handle.

Burch said he had a solution to the trim removal annoyance as well and introduced Bondex's Waters to CAC's Fox TrimAway ®venturi and blower based trim removal system.

CAC offers 30 standard systems with blowers from 1 HP to 15 HP. All components are engineered to match each customer's specifications. Components include a unique, adjustable venturi, regenerative blower, pickup nozzle, Y connectors, collection centers, flexible ducts, motor starters, trim choppers, filters and silencers(if needed); it is a complete, ready-to-work trim removal system fully supported by readily available spare parts.

”Since we liked the air shaft and were impressed with the sensible engineering behind it, we were pleased to find the same common sense approach in the Fox TrimAway.“ Waters said.

Waters says the FOX TrimAway runs quieter, handles more trim and heavier trim, sends it farther and is more reliable than the system Bondex had before.

”I don't think it ever clogs,“ Waters said.

Finally, Waters said, ”We really appreciate the efficient, cost effective design engineering behind both these systems. They install easily. They run like they're supposed to and you can service them yourself, in house, with your own people. Can't beat that.“


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New Core Adapters Offers Cost Effective, Simple Answer


COR-LOK® Core Adapter


CAC (Converter Accessory Corporation) is offering new core adapters with the company's proven COR-LOK® core support technologies. The system uses sleeve based technology featuring CAC's unique split bushing locking design. COR-LOK® core adapters operate to handle core sizes from 2 up to 18 inches in diameter (3 and 6 inch being the most popular).

According to Jeff Damour, CAC's engineering manager, COR-LOK® core adapters are effective with virtually all types of air shafts and thru shafts. CAC's unique split bushing design clamps and releases quickly and easily. It holds the core adapter securely in place and will not mark or damage the air shaft or thru shaft support.

"CAC's new COR-LOK® core adapters offer our customers a cost effective, simple answer to a potentially difficult problem. When the need arises to run larger core diameters than a particular unwind or rewind setup can handle, CAC COR-LOK® core adapters can be used to effectively handle those larger cores." Damour said.

These new core adapters are covered in CAC's new COR-LOK® Core Adapters brochure and on CAC's website on the Core Adapters page. Contact us at 800-433-2413 to receive the brochure.

COR-LOK® pneumatic shafts, chucks and core adapters feature a tubing (bladderless) design, contoured to match the geometry of the company's unique, spiraled shaft body. The contoured tubing allows exceptional, even gripping torque across the full length of the core, a extremely long tubing life and easy replacement. COR-LOK® systems also offer several air valve options intended to match any application requirement. To inflate, they only require 70 PSI and can easily handle up to 120 PSI. COR-LOK® air shafts, chucks and core adapters feature unique, wear resistant aluminum leaf locking system and ensure zero core damage. All models are lightweight and designed for easy, safe operation.

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New Cost-Effective Air Chuck is Designed for Demanding Applications


COR-LOK® XE series pneumatic chucks


CAC® (Converter Accessory Corporation) adds a new, uniquely designed air chuck to its proven line of COR-LOK® air and mechanical chucks. This new COR-LOK-XE® model air chuck utilizes a pneumatically expanding, spirally wrapped external element to engage the core. These chucks are available for 2" - 18" diameter cores and use split bushings to lock to thru shafts for fast and easy placement and installation.

According to Jeff Damour, CAC's engineering manager, COR-LOK-XE® pneumatic chucks are effective with virtually all types of cores in light to heavy duty applications. CAC's unique split bushing design clamps and releases quickly and easily, holding the COR-LOK-XE® model chuck securely in place and will not mark or damage the thru shaft to which it is mounted.

CAC's® new COR-LOK-XE® model air chucks offer our customers a cost effective, simple answer to demanding applications where effective core holding is required. They are designed with standard, universal parts, so no matter what diameter air chucks our customers use; all parts remain consistent for all sizes. These chucks are designed to last with extremely limited maintenance. However, when maintenance is required, it is done with standard, stocked parts in less than 15 minutes.® Damour said.

COR-LOK-XE® pneumatic chucks feature a tubing (bladderless) design, contoured to match the geometry of the company's unique, spiraled shaft body. The contoured tubing allows exceptional, even gripping torque across the full length of the chuck, an extremely long tubing life and easy replacement. To inflate, they only require 70 PSI and can easily handle up to 120 PSI. COR-LOK-XE® air chucks feature unique, wear resistant external element locking system and ensure zero core damage. All models are lightweight and designed for easy, safe operation.



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Check out our other Core Support Systems solutions
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Air shaft with lateral adjust Mechanical shafts and chucks


Air shaft with self contained inflating valve COR-LOK® Core Adapters


COR-LOK® end and center plugs COR-LOK® XE series pneumatic chucks


Air chuck standard dimensions Air shaft standard dimensions


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201 Alpha Road
P.O. Box 188
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Phone (800) 433-2413 or (610) 863-6008
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What is Web Handling?
Web Handling is the science, engineering and equipment necessary to successfully transport a continuous flexible material through various processes without defect. Enhancing Web Handling with proper equipment will ensure materials are processed at their maximum efficiency, allowing the process to generate maximum profits.

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