Catbridge Introduces Next-Generation Surface Winder
MONTVILLE, NJ | Catbridge Machinery introduces its next-generation surface slitter rewinder, model 220. Designed for paper mills and converters, this heavy-duty, high-speed machine integrates technologies to expand versatility, productivity and safety.
The 220 runs at speeds to 6000 FPM and can rewind finished rolls to a large 72” diameter. The tension control system lets this two-drum winder run a wide variety of paper grades – from very thin paper to very heavy board – over a wide range of web widths.
For added flexibility, a unique new shaft-less winding technology provides the stability needed to manage core widths as narrow as 18”, while maintaining speed and core control. An add-on also allows the 220 to unwind and rewind two side-by-side narrow webs, making narrow web converting jobs more efficient.
An automatic knife placement system enables quick shear knife setups and accurate cut widths. It takes less than two minutes to precisely place 20 knives over a 72” web.
Additional technologies include a unique web stabilizing system for managing out of round rolls; dual bowed rolls for uniform slit separation; core placement and web threading assists; a pneumatic riding roll that can stop at any position; and a streamlined discharge process that minimizes downtime between sets.
The 220 is designed for ergonomic friendliness and safety. This winder offers an operator-friendly standing height and easy access for tasks such as knife changes. A comprehensive safety system, built to the highest industry standards, features a safety PLC and safety devices such as sensors, fencing, and light curtains.
“The Catbridge 220 is the new, heavy-duty, 24/7 workhorse for paper mill finishing rooms and large converters,” says Michael Pappas, Catbridge President. “From robust frames and drums to top-quality componentry throughout, the 220 is built for decades of service and consistent reliability. With its cutting-edge technologies, this machine is also flexible enough to process a wide variety of jobs in a single day, resulting in a significant increase in pounds per shift converted.”
Sales Manager, Stephen Crossett adds, “This new surface winder offers incredible versatility for both mill and converter work. The 220 can handle a broad range of paper grades, and, with its innovative shaftless winding capability, can also handle a broad range of web widths at mill-required speeds without compromising performance.”