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Problem:

Unwinding rolls of fabric for further processing during range operation

Solution:

Menzel Unwind Cradle

When the application calls for surface unwinding, the Menzel Unwind Cradle offers an efficient, easy loading method of unwinding webs in a continuous range operation.

The Menzel Unwind Cradle is manufactured in two versions-medium-duty for lighter weight fabrics and rolls up to 24 in diameter and heavy-duty for heavier weight fabrics and rolls up to 40 in diameter. Both units are built to handle a variety of webs and applications.

Standard Features:

  • Heavy-duty steel side plates with rigid cross bracing for 24-hour a day operation.
  • Adjustable guide plates to accommodate a variety of roll widths.
  • Four 6 (medium-duty) or four 8 (heavy-duty) steel rollers with pillow block bearings for years of trouble-free service.
  • Sheet metal enclosure for drive and shaft extension.

Optional Features:

  • Chain and sprocket drive for connecting bottom two rollers to an extended shaft for drive or brake.
  • Motorized adjustable guide plates.
  • Air clutch on extended shaft to disengage drive during start-up.
  • Stainless steel rolls for wet applications.Pneumatic brake to stop cradle rolls at machine stop.
  • Roll storage table with pneumatic gate for ease of loading.
  • Adjustable speed drive with linear acceleration/deceleration, isolation transformer and control station.
  • Guidance system with photo-electric sensor and hydraulic actuator to keep web straight during winding process.

 

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