Calemard, is the converting machinery division of Spoolex Group. Present since 1955 in a wide range of markets, Calemard has focused its activities on highly technical cutting applications. Always based on three modules (unwinding, slitting, winding), Calemard equipment is multi-purpose and can convert thick or thin materials into pads or spools of wide or narrow strips. Its technical and process expertise have allowed it to develop and equip machines with sensitive web tension control and guiding systems, to manage, depending on the product to be converted, high, low and even extremely low tension on the same machine. The result is compact rolls with consistent tension, clean and straight edges for easy use on the downstream product manufacturing process. In addition to its standard range of slitter-rewinders, with 40 Jumbo spooling lines in operation worldwide, the widest high speed spooling line for ADL in the world (mother roll width up to 1.5 m) and a fully automated Pegase 3 Spooling Cell and the top speed Pegase 4, Spoolex Group confirms the world leading position of its Calemard machinery brand in providing customized spooling solution for demanding productions with tension sensitive materials.
Decoup+, meanwhile, is a specialist in ultrasonic cutting and welding. Ultrasonic technology offers various advantages, especially in sun protection, clothing, ribbons, technical textile or packaging industries. This technology performs clean and soft edges, without fraying, overthickness, burning or yellowing, but also strong and regular weldings without any additional material such as glue, staples, rivet, etc. Ultrasonic can be used on any synthetic fabrics (with minimum synthetic fiber content), technical textiles, nonwovens, thermoplastics…in a word, on any “thermofusible product” (which melts under heat effect). Quick and aesthetic, ultrasonic technology allows a direct use of the final product. Present since 1975 on the market with a complete range of cutting and welding devices, Decoup+ has gained strong position worldwide. Compact and ergonomic, these devices can be used for any step of the production process: from looms, to stenter-frames or finishing operation machine, and of course, final make-up operations. The solutions developed by Decoup+ are part of an industrial range of ultrasonic equipment; they are proven solutions with different powers and are specifically adapted to continuous operations. These solutions are proposed as modular units to be mounted on existing lines, as adapted benches or as handheld units.
Roll Concept is the industrial rollers division of the group. For almost 30 years, it has designed and manufactured the well-known Alveotube product line used as industrial rollers, cylinders and winding cores/mandrels. Specially engineered to improve process performance and increase line speed on web handling and converting industry, its lightweight precision rollers and winding cores ensure to users easy installation, easy handling and durability. Indeed, it takes advantage of Calemard’s integrated engineering department. Roll Concept’s engineering team, used to design and to understand converting needs, is therefor able to develop the right roller: improving profiles and proposing the best coating and assembly to fully adapt the roller to specific application. Then, because they are made from an aluminum alveolar structure, its rollers are light and strong and represent the best compromise on the market between bending resistance and low inertia. Compared to an aluminum tube, Alveotube profile allows manufacturing rollers with reduced production costs and with lower inertia. As a result, its rollers provide the reduction of electrical power consumption when accelerating and a reduced load torque for idler rollers. Even more light than the Alveotube, Roll Concept designed a new carbon roll based on a patented solution.