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Martin Automatic champions non-stop unwinds and rewinds

October 1, 2011

The MBSC butt splicer made its Europe debut this year, performing along with an STR turret rewinder.

For the first time in Europe, Martin Automatic exhibited its MBSC butt splicer, which was operational throughout the show at the Labelmen stand. Also at Labelmen was a Martin STS automatic unwind/splicer, complemented by an STR turret rewinder.

“The MBSC is the most economical narrow web, short and long run splicer on the market, combining an affordable price with high performance and offering great value to converters,” says Gavin Rittmeyer, Martin’s VP of sales and marketing. “The MBSC and the STR turret rewinder together deliver extraordinary waste savings, productivity increases and print quality improvements through non-stop press operation.”

At Martin Automatic’s booth, demonstrations were held with the MBS butt splicer and LRD rewinder. The former is popular for non-stop, fully automatic splicing in narrow and midweb processes of substrates ranging from labelstock to unsupported films to cartonboard. The LRD rewinder features a moving cantilevered spindle arrangement for rewinding and automatic unloading of finished rolls. The AC vector drive package, with dancer tension control, adds accuracy and flexibility.