Independent Machine Company has introduced the latest innovation in spooling equipment. . . Unspooling with Spool-Mate, the first low cost, driven spool unwind with closed loop tension control. The growing popularity of spooling narrow width material to get exceptionally long lengths on a single package without splicing has created a need for a reliable unwind system for the next step in the process. The unique web path of Spool-Mate provides the same precision positioning as traditional pancake unwinding with the advantages of spool usage. The compact 12-inch x 12-inch modular unit is easily mounted to a press or laminating operation and requires just a 220V power source and speed reference signal to follow. The exclusive IMC Dancer Tension Controller has the same adjustable precision tensioning used in the IMC Smartwinders spooling “cubes.”
The fact that the nonwovens industry is growing in China is not news. During the past decade, the market has achieved growth in the low double digits, well above the rates seen in more developed areas like the U.S. or Europe.
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