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Ashe to launch Opal 3 Spindle Turret Rewind Series at Labelexpo Americas 2012

ashe-converting-equipment-l Ashe Converting Equipment will, for the first time, be demonstrating the concepts of the new all motor driven 3 spindle in-line turret rewind model, the OETR16. The unit will be seen running the new eco-friendly label-stock material from UPM Raflatac during the show.

The system can operate in-line with any form of existing production process, allowing non-stop roll form finishing of self adhesive labels.

It uses hot melt gluing technology to apply the material lanes to cores as well as closing the tails of the completed reels to be automatically offloaded out of the machine for packing.

Ashe has designed the unit based around minimal operator set up time from job to job. This is achieved by altering the turret position automatically to the core size to be run rather than having to change all the mechanical aspects of glue bath and bump cut assemblies.

Direct motor drives to each of the 3 rewind positions allow for smooth running with no clutch driven assemblies to be maintained or replaced at any time. The special tension control as well as the lightweight design of the bump knife to cut the material at line speed gives this entry level, high speed finishing machine benefits to increase single pass label production outputs.

The turret rewind will be coupled to a standard Opal 16” wide slitter rewinder which can also be demonstrated on the booth during the show.