Upgrade of cast film lines with turret winders

FRANCE • St Pal de Mons-based Mondon, winding and converting machines, upgrade thermoforming film extrusion output with state-of-the-art winders which increase production capacity and save energy at the same time. The turret winders TW Series offer a flying change facility, which means that a new roll begins automatically when the other one is finished/full.

The automatic change avoids a complete stop of the line, spares the use of an accumulator and the operator simply loads new cores and unloads wound rolls.

Mondon, winding and converting machines, have designed compact turret winders of only 4000 mm (157.5″) length which are approximately half of that of the older models. The reduced size also reduces the need for maintenance. Thanks to its smart design, this winder can accept both 3” and 6” cores. A slitting system can also be installed in-line as an option for narrower bobbins which can be an alternative to jumbo rolls.

Mondon states that they put very high emphasis on the fact that their machines are compact and versatile and can also be applied on existing lines.

The assistance for roll unloading and automatic core loading avoids the operator doing a repetitive task. Moreover, automatic handling is safer for the operators and allows them to manage several production lines at the same time with increased efficiency.

The control panel is equipped with a user-friendly touch screen interface which eases the life of the machine operator. This is a modern interactive interface between the machine and the operator. There is a self-adjusting tension control to monitor the changes in tension during operation of the winder. Load cells automatically measure the sheet tension and are able to automatically apply the right amount of tension.

The remote control access allows Mondon’s technicians to control and provide assistance for the machine off site, a very helpful solution to save time, and consequently, productivity is not impacted for the client.

Furthermore, Mondon, winding and converting machines, offer several different configurations and widths of the winding system for both small and large roll diameters. Additionally, Mondon provide solutions to upgrade the extrusion line’s output with a lifting table, an up ender, a shaft extractor and in-line slitting.

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