The two butt splicers will provide tandem, inline splicing for CRG’s Cohesio Label Machine. A butt splice joins two webs together--typically, the end of an expiring roll to the beginning of another. The two ends are trimmed straight and brought together so that the ends do not overlap. A thin tape, over the top or bottom of the splice, or both, holds the splice together. A Martin Automatic butt splicer performs this splicing function without slowing or stopping the process.
According to Cindy White, President and CEO, “Over the past year, demand for food, pharma and protection labels has exploded and safety precautions have added challenges to the plant floor. Our blank label business has grown exponentially as busy converters have discovered that they don’t need to waste press time making blank labels. By investing in these two Martin Automatic Butt Splicers we will achieve 15 to 20% additional capacity, as we will no longer have to shut down the machine to change rolls.”
Gavin Rittmeyer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Martin Automatic, adds, “We were very pleased to support CRG with this new install in their Wisconsin plant. CRG has made great strides with their blank label business, and we’re confident that the addition of these two new butt splicers will help them to continue togrow and support the industry with high quality products produced with the greatest efficiency.”