Line 1 Winder

This is the finished web handling system we installed. Included were a touch screen interface, vector drives for the winder and an Automation Direct PLC, with touch-screen, for machine and heater control. We custom-designed software to allow the shift production totals to be accumulated for daily collection.

Finished Web Handling System

Here is the old system. The winder controls were mounted on the winder station. They were phase controlled AC drives (not inverters). We eliminated a considerable amount of downtime with our retrofit! The analog DC drives, once state-of-the-art from Reliance, were replaced with new digital Control Techniques Mentor II Regen drives.

Old Winder Controls