Martin Automatic to display TMSL automatic splicer

Martin Automatic to display TMSL automatic splicer

Martin Automatic
Martin Automatic TMSL splicer unwinds level-wound (spooled) or pancake rolls offering overlap or butt splices in taped or tapeless designs

The web converting and manufacturing industries are continually trending towards higher  speeds with lower basis weight materials. Martin Automatic developed new web transport technologies to address these challenges. AirnertiaTM is Martin’s patented roller technology that uses a near frictionless air bearing system to minimize roller inertia. Martin’s MDR or Magnetic Driven Roller technology is used in web transport rollers to reduce or eliminate the effects of roller mass, bearing friction, speed changes, and entrained (boundary layer) air. These technologies can enable higher process speed, lower web tension and reduced equipment size. Hands-on demonstrations of these systems at drupa 2016 will highlight Martin’s breadth of applied engineering expertise across many web-fed industries.

Martin will display (Hall 3 Stand D53) the TMSL automatic splicer at drupa. This free-standing system includes two roll unwind positions, splice unit and festoon (accumulator) for continuous feed of narrow web materials such as film, non-woven and foam. Exemplifying the flexibility of Martin’s platform approach to roll changing, the TMSL can unwind level-wound (spooled) or pancake rolls and make overlap or butt splices in taped or tapeless designs.

Some processes require, or benefit from, splices made with hot melt adhesive. Martin’s new proprietary hot melt glue feed system on display automatically dispenses adhesive and refills the applicator reservoir with precisely measured glue pellets. Designed for splicing fiberglass mat in roofing manufacturing, it can be incorporated into new Martin MTL automatic splicers and is a time- and money-saving retrofit providing greater uptime and lower cost of ownership than current industry standard hot melt dispensing methods. Martin is currently pursuing other liquid adhesive systems for splicing beyond the roofing industry.

Packaging South Asia is the cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which is scheduled to be held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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