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Most converters process rolls of material that are either stored or received with the roll face perpendicular to the floor. The reason rolls are not normally shipped or stored laying on their face (parallel to the floor) is that they may get a flat spot across their width making unwinding and process the web very difficult or impossible.
So, the question is how do you get a roll that is oriented perpendicular to the floor turned 90 degrees, so that it is oriented parallel to the floor for web processing? A better question may be how do you currently turn rolls of material? If you're not sure how your operation orients and re-orients rolls, you may want to watch how personnel accomplish this task.
Roll handling equipment can be used to orient rolls from perpendicular to horizontal and vice-versa. Proper roll handling equipment can do this very safely and efficiently, possibly improving your current roll handling practices.
One thing to keep in mind, when considering roll handling equipment, is that it should be able to orient rolls TRULY horizontal or parallel to the floor. If the roll cannot achieve this positioning, it could be very difficult to load unwind shafts from the roll handler or you may damage your rolls edges when laying the roll on the floor or transport table.
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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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