Being able to provide a rewinding service is invaluable for many of our clients. Though rewinding is less the 5% of our business, that 5% to customers in need is invaluable. We are able to bring what appears to be completely damaged and worthless material back to life with minimal loss, reasonable cost, and quick turnarounds. In these days, no one can write off loss to damage. That is why our rewinding service is so beneficial.
The development of this service was truly a community effort, and can be traced back to the beginning roots of our company. Norman A Leibreich, our founder and Father, encouraged all his sons to work together in multiple facets. Tom Leibreich (CTO) and Mike Leibreich (CEO) conducted much of the design and engineering. Tim Leibreich (CTO) and Norm (Retired VP) cohesively developed sales and marketing. Pat Leibreich (COO) and Norman (Deceased founder) worked on the implementation and order process. The team effort allows us to offer this valuable process to our clients.
Here’s how it works.
Rewinding and roll slitting is essentially a shearing operation. The process begins by cutting a parent roll of material into narrower children rolls. In rewind slitting, the web is unwound and run through the machine, passing through slitters, before being rewound on one or more shafts to form narrower rolls. For rewind slitting, the machine used is called a slitter re-winder, a slitter or a slitting machine (these names are used interchangeably for the same machines).
The key to quality wound rolls is the winding nip. The winding nip is a roller, driven or idling that remains in contact with the winding roll throughout its buildup. The winding nip has many aliases, including lay-on roller, pack roller, surface roller, and contact roller.
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