Ideal for low tension and high-speed processes, this low-inertia roller technology has found application in narrow web converting, specifically in intermittent motion processes that require the web to stop and start quickly.
Visitors to the Martin stand have been comparing the touch and feel of an Airnertia roller with a similarly sized traditonal roller.Visitors have also seen them in action on the nearby RotoControl stand, where managing director Marco Aengenvoort was reporting a 60% increase in process speed with the two Airnertia rollers fitted to the company’s DT340 Hybrid finishing line.
Aside from Airnertia, Martin reported a strong opening to the Brussels show, with visitors impressed with running demonstrations of the MBSF ("F" for film) automatic unwind butt splicer and LRD non-stop automatic transfer rewinder. The splicer on show was specially designed for a limited-headroom production environment.
Capable of handling a variety of materials, including labelstock and unsupported lightweight films, both units will be installed on a Gallus Labelmaster LM440 press at All4Labels Group after the expo.