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Misalignment of the rider roll, winder drum or core chucks can create dish-shaped roll ends.

Precision Alignment of Winders – Part 4

In our three previous posts on the Precision Alignment of Winders, we discussed the effects of winder misalignment on product quality and components as well as inspection and alignment techniques for the various areas of the machine – including the Unwind and Lead-in Rolls and the Slitter Section, Rider Roll Ways, Winder Drums, Rider Roll and Core Chucks. In […]

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Why Laser Trackers for 3D Precision Measurement?

Everyone seems to be talking about laser trackers in the precision measurement industry – and there are many good reasons why. Laser trackers are extremely appealing metrology instruments for numerous reasons including size, portability, repeatability and accuracy. Add to that the ability to capture large volumes of  3-dimensional coordinate data quickly and in real-time, well […]

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Extruder Barrel Alignment is Essential to Plastics Extrusion Process

Proper alignment of your production machinery is a critical factor in maintaining optimum equipment performance and manufacturing the highest quality product. The plastics extrusion process is no exception. As plastics manufacturers increase the demand on extruders for faster speeds and better quality, it is more important than ever to properly maintain the components that make […]

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Precision Alignment of Winders – Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on the Precision Alignment of Winders, we discussed the effects of misalignment on product quality and winder components. In Part 2 of this series, we begin the discussion on inspection and alignment techniques.  Winder Inspection and Alignment Alignment references Most winder component alignment occurs in two directions: vertically and […]

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Top Reasons to Outsource 3D Metrology

Most manufacturing facilities have to manage the seemingly never ending cycle of having to keep costs down while increasing production levels and maintaining a high quality standard. Often, this ongoing struggle includes a reduction in staff and resources and a lower than ever budget for maintaining the very equipment that is being pushed to produce […]

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