Linear Winding

Having been very busy over the last 12 months, manufacturing and installing its first 8.7 meter wide primary film slitter rewinder, ASHE Converting Equipment has not rested in its continuing its round of innovation.

The 8.7 meter wide Jade has many unique features which include direct drive torque motors. Unique automatic knife, and automatic arm setting systems are just some items customers are realising ASHE can offer, above their normal machine requirements.

Another variation of their established DB Sapphire range of machines has been delivered to South Africa. The moving carriage design keeping constant web path length and its unique length compensation roller has been a feature of the DB since its inception in 1995. The Sapphire DB with linear carriage has been supplied to the medical, clean room, automotive and general converting industries. The latest machine has a lift out design allowing full size roll rewinding as well as precision slitting using differential shafts.

ASHE has new machines in development that will again move the goalposts for the duplex slitting machine market. Its main thrust is to simplify the setting and adjustments that operators are required to do to change jobs. A no set, automatic adjustment design philosophy is being adopted on newly designed machines to allow maximum productivity - that is sometimes compromised on over complicated machines. This approach has been taken on the complete range of equipment offered by ASHE Converting Equipment.

Low energy consumption, always a feature of ASHE machines is also being optimized. With very low at rest consumption and regenerative energy control, the running costs are kept to a minimum.