The challenge was to find machinery that could cope with unwinding reels up to 1.7m wide and 1.8m over diameter and rewinding up to 1.1m over diameter.
Double R supplied the DCS-1100 Duplex centre-surface slitter rewinder. This converts rolls of laminate materials 1.8m x 1.7m, slitting down to a minimum width of 15cm and rewinding up to 1.1m over diameter.
An additional element was the development of a handling solution for the extremely large and heavy mother rolls. A grabber and manipulator was designed, based on a forklift truck grab attachment. This means rolls can be loaded quickly and easily, while a reel upender rotates and stacks the finished rolls onto pallets.