Schober USA has introduced a compact micro-perforator that is designed for film, paper, foil, laminates, nonwovens and more. This newest addition to the VentPerf family of needling tools and systems features an unwind and rewind all designed to minimize floor space requirements. The company says this cold pin unit is well suited for short run applications and can be operated entirely from the front, with no walk-around space required – further minimizing its production footprint. The Schober Compact Micro-Perforator can provide ventilation, moisture release and enhanced product expansion of agricultural and consumer good packaging as well as technical materials. They are ideal for produce packaging, plastic “floating row covers," and more.
Despite its small footprint, the Compact Micro-perforator has a width of 500mm and a shaft diameter of 76mm and operates at a max speed of 50 meters/minute (164 feet/min). The un-wind diameter is 500mm (a brake is included for tension control). Rewind diameter is 500mm (motor driven with speed control). Speed and meter count displays are optional. Tools for virtually any pattern can be supplied.
Schober USA is the North American subsidiary of Schober GmbH – a manufacturer of rotary web converting technologies for the label, packaging, personal care, and general paper, film and foil converting industries. The company customizes technologies to suit particular customer requirements, often combining rotary technologies and developing customer processes to do so.