Change Winding Rolls In Gap Mode

A one-of-a-kind winder built by Windmoeller & Hoelscher’s Reinhold winder division in Germany is believed to be the only non-turret winder in the world that maintains constant-gap winding mode during roll changes.

A one-of-a-kind winder built by Windmoeller & Hoelscher’s Reinhold winder division in Germany is believed to be the only non-turret winder in the world that maintains constant-gap winding mode during roll changes. Built two years ago for Optimum Plastics Inc., Delaware, Ohio, it’s a custom version of Reinhold’s Filmatic R winder with gap, center, and surface winding modes, plus the added feature of a drive motor on the winding shaft. This allows it to wind in gap mode during roll changes. Usually a gap winder meets a roll in surface-winding mode during roll changes, followed by a lay-on roller contacting the film. In this case, the film contacts the roll at the same time as the SoftTouch lay-on roller, giving better winding control. This enhancement, called “Tangential-Kiss Gap-Winding Mode,” is now standard on Filmatic R winders.