The ZCAT-3 Zero Tension Loop Rewinder is a new tabletop label rewinder that places no tension whatsoever on a printer while simultaneously yielding a consistent and tightly rewound roll. The ZCAT-3 uses a chassis-mounted photo-detector to start and stop the rewinding action. A “loop” of labelstock is created between an adjustable roller and a nip roller assembly thereby eliminating all tension on the printer, and the photo-detector turns the rewinding action on and off to maintain the optimum depth of the loop. Fully adjustable tension exists between the nip roller assembly and the rewinder thus yielding a consistent and tightly wound finish roll.
According to Stuart Ripplinger, general manager of Labelmate USA, “The ZCAT-3 is the ideal solution for printers that back feed, as well as for extremely sensitive printers that can’t tolerate any rewind force without causing undesirable registration or artifact problems. The printer is happy because no tension is placed on it whatsoever, while at the same time the finish roll is clean and tight as a result of the adjustable tension between the Nip Rollers and the Rewinder.”
The base model ZCAT-3 is priced at $1,895 and is backed by a full 5-year parts and labor limited warranty.