Mesh Automation

Nonwoven and Film Converting Machine

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Customer Requirement

An automated machine that provides a four-roll unwind for inline lamination of four nonwoven webs — two on the top and two on the bottom — to a 1-millimeter center cast film. The unique unwind and turn bar system was designed to be removable in under 15 minutes when the customer was not producing this unique laminate. Interface with the cast film line presented unique challenges that MESH overcame using our knowledge of both zero-speed splicing, turning webs with low friction, and reducing web contact with very hot dies and lamination rolls.

Automation Equipment
  • Eight driven spindles
  • Four automatic zero speed splice heads designed by MESH
  • Four MESH designed low inertia accumulators for tension feedback and capacity during a splice
  • Inline lamination low friction turnbar and powered “S” wrap roll system to interface with a Davis Standard cast film line
  • Rockwell Controls
  • Backplate design for easy operator interface and thread-up
  • Small footprint
  • Four Accuweb web guides
  • 24” diameter rolls, 13” wide weighing 80 lbs capability