Breaking News

Splicers

January 9, 2006

A pharmaceutical packager recently benefited from Martin Automatic’s machinery. The company wanted to increase throughput on an existing filling line by running non-stop. It was not a high speed line—less than 50 fpm—but the manual roll changes were frequent, and the downtime and waste were quite high. This application required two splicers, both performing the same function but feeding from opposite directions and with slightly different configurations. The units needed to splice accurately to a registration mark on the pre-printed packaging laminate web. The splicers were designed to bolt onto the equipment, in place of existing unwinds, and within a very tight space. Finally, the splicers had to meet FDA requirements for the pharmaceutical environment. The units were unique versions of the MBEC butt splicer. Each featured Martin’s patented rolling shear butt splice unit, inertia compensated dancer and proprietary in-register splicing technology.
815-654-4800
www.martinautomatic.com
  • Latin America: A Region in Flux

    Latin America: A Region in Flux

    Karen McIntyre, Editor||February 2, 2017
    Region looks to recover in 2017 but changes in U.S. trade policy could pose setbacks.

  • Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Needlepunch Nonwovens Report

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||February 2, 2017
    This versatile technology continues to replace fabrics typically used in automotives, filtration and more.

  • Personal Care  Wipes Market

    Personal Care Wipes Market

    Tara Olivo, Associate Editor||February 2, 2017
    Specialized wipes continue to emerge in this growing segment.