Automatic web-tail taping units
In the production line behind the unwinder it might be necessary, due to downstream operations requirements, that the free web tail has to be attached to the new web. For this requirement, SOMATEC has developed an automatic web-tail taping device, which follows the splicing operation, to attach the free web tail to the new web. An adhesive tape is placed onto a suction bar, which is accelerated in an angle of approx. 270° to the web speed, to precisely attach the web tail to the new web. This operation is possible to a web speed up to 600 m/min (2000 fpm) and an accuracy of plus/minus 40 mm (1.5”).
Automatic web-tail taping unit
Vacuum bar at automatic taping process