Goss has announced a range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders developed specifically to address digital web printing requirements. These have been developed at the Goss Contiweb facility in the Netherlands. They have been designed to equal the Contiweb signature splice performance of 99.7 percent for digital webs. Both the unwinder and the rewinder series have been designed to be entirely modular.
Both the ‘CD’ range of splicer/unwinders and the ‘CR’ range of rewinders are available in two web widths 770 mm and 1100 mm. They’re designed to be easy to set up and integrate with a variety of digital presses and feature floor-level loading and unloading of paper reels. They also boast unwinding/rewinding in either direction as well as motorized reel side-lay adjustment, all of which can be monitored throughout via an HMI screen on the unit. Each model is shaftless and uses pneumatically expanding core chucks driven by low-noise electric motors, which provides an added element of sustainability since energy generated feeds back into the electrical circuit.
Bert Schoonderbeek, managing director at Goss Contiweb says the development recognizes the growth and potential in digital web printing, noting: “After many years refining and perfecting product design to ensure efficiency and repeatable high quality for web offset printers, we’re now seeing a similar need within the digital web community.” He adds: “The ability to master web tension and to continually improve productivity is rapidly becoming critical to success.”