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Innovations in slitting and spooling nonwovens.

An established leader in the design and fabrication of custom-built web processing systems, Independent Machine Co. of Fairfield, NJ, is the recognized world leader in the development of specialized slitting and spooling systems to provide exceptionally long lengths of narrow width, tension sensitive nonwoven materials not possible with conventional converting machinery.

Through the evolutionary design of new computerized systems and the development of the exclusive IMC Smartwinders software, it is now feasible to slit and spool even the most delicate materials in a wide range of sizes and spool shapes, with unmatched speed, accuracy and precise tension control.

An IMC slitting and computerized spooling system (such as the model depicted in the ad below) would typically include the following components supply roll to finished spool: driven turret unwind capable of accommodating up to 60" diameter supply rolls; heat seal/splice unit; auto edge guide; main speed reference slitter with two-zone tension isolation and interchangeable slitting assemblies; multiple two-position computerized traverse winding modules capable of producing spools of virtually any size and shape; operator control work station.

The design and construction of these slitting and computerized traverse winding systems for nonwoven applications call for the highest engineering standards. IMC's engineers have accepted this challenge and responded by providing the widest range of converting equipment options available, manufactured to precise specifications and tolerances. Only the finest components, drives and controls are chosen for IMC's ruggedly constructed systems.

All such systems are designed to maximize versatility, safety and productivity. Slitters, for example, are provided with the unique interchangeable capability for razor, score and shear slitting. Spools can be sized and shaped to best meet the requirements of downstream operations. Systems can be supplied in working widths to meet any production requirement at speeds to 2000 FPM and are "systems matched" to optimize performance. IMC can also provide the ancillary material handling equipment for pre and post converting.

The IMC problem-solver approach results in systems tailored to specific requirements. After a thorough evaluation, IMC engineers can offer cost-effective recommendations for solving the most difficult converting problems.
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Title Annotation:Show in Print; Independent Machine Co.
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Date:May 1, 1993
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