Goss is launching a range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders developed specifically to address digital web printing requirements. Available immediately, both the unwinder and the rewinder series are designed and engineered to be entirely modular, providing customers with an easy path to full automation at either end of the press line.
Developed at the Goss Contiweb facility in the Netherlandsthe new product lines have been designed to equal theContiweb signature splice performance of 99.7 percent for digital webs.
Bert Schoonderbeek, managing director at Goss Contiweb says the development recognizes the growth and potential in digital web printing. “After many years refining and perfecting product design to ensure efficiency and repeatable high quality for web offset printers, we’re now seeing a similar need within the digital web community,” he comments. “The increasing variety of installations and applications is creating a relentless demand from print service providers for technologies that advance their competitive edge. The ability to master web tension and to continually improve productivity is rapidly becoming critical to success.”
Available in two web widths 770 mm (30″) and 1100 mm (42″), the ‘CD’ range of splicer/unwinders and the ‘CR’ range of rewinders share features that facilitate simple set-up, integration and day-to-day operation. These include floor-level loading and unloading of paper reels; unwinding/rewinding in either direction; as well as motorized reel side-lay adjustment; all of which can be monitored throughout via an HMI screen on the unit.
Each model is shaftless and uses pneumatically expanding core chucks driven by low-noise electric motors, which provides an added element of sustainability since energy generated feeds back into the electrical circuit.