WINertia Idlers are manufactured with patented WINertia tubing, Dynamic Center-WIN Balancing and WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings to give the customer the ultimate in free spinning, low inertia rollers. Every facet of the dead shaft idler roll product line and the manufacturing process is developed to give customers a big advantage: Superior technology, competitive prices and the quickest lead-time in the industry.
To demonstrate this roll product line, Componex has developed a machine that will continuously run in-booth during the show. Dubbed the Spiral Groove Lie Detector, the machine is designed to show a side-by-side comparison of eight different kinds of rollers and their abilities to provide traction for the web. All of the idlers will be driven by the web and all will have a 90 degree wrap angle. There will be a speed sensor on all eight rollers and a digital readout for every roller. A continuous web will pass through the machine. The speed of the machine can be varied from 0 to 1000 feet per minute. In real time, all eight rollers will be monitored as the speed of the web is increased.
Booth visitors can watch as a roller loses traction and can view this happening on the eight speed monitors. The machine uses a clear polycarbonate sideframe on the front side, so that the web can be viewed as it circles through the machine. This will give viewers the best look at how various idler technologies compare to each other. It will dispel many of the myths of the smooth and spiral grooved rolls in comparison with the WINertia AV roll.
Also on display will be the Wintrac 4 Coating Demonstration, which will show how the WINertia idler reacts to aggressive adhesive surfaces. The WINtrac 4 high release silicone top coating is applied over a durable, environmentally friendly base coating to achieve optimum release for aggressive adhesive applications. Rolls are easily cleaned without rubbing off the surface topcoat. This durable coating process provides enhanced wear resistance and eliminates long term web contaminations. The in-booth demonstration will exhibit just that.
WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings will also be on display, for visitors to see firsthand, and appreciate the gliding action that these impressive bearings offer.
Componex products are engineered and manufactured in the USA in a production facility located in Wisconsin. Because of the manufacturing plant’s location and specifically designed state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Componex says it is able to boast the quickest lead-time in the industry — 5 days or less, from placed order to completed product.
Cal Couillard, President & Design Engineer, said, “I have seen a very large increase in sales of our Reverse-Crown AV spreader rolls for year-ending 2016. The WINertia AV product has helped our end user base get control of their plastic and paper webs to steer them accurately through the machine. The key is traction. It is the traction provided by the AV that allows the roller to spread the web from the center, out. This simple technology does a great job at 1/3 the cost of other web spreading devices.”
Componex will be located in booth #34 at this year’s 10th Annual Converters Expo, which will take place at Lambeau Field Atrium on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. visit for more information.