Martin Automatic at Labelexpo Americas 2016 : Stand 811

Posted: July 06, 2016

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The new MLSW splicer is specifically designed for self-wound laminate film

New splicer for self-wound laminating film

Converters who apply self-wound laminate film in their processes now have a new tool for greater productivity and reduced waste.

At Labelexpo Americas, Martin Automatic will introduce the MLSW Splicer for non-stop roll change of self-wound overlaminate films. The compact design of the MLSW allows for installation above a new or existing narrow web press. Splices are prepared in the aisle at a safe ergonomic height, without having to reach over a running press. And splice preparation is ultra-simple, requiring no additional tape or adhesive.

The MLSW for self-wound is the latest in the MLS line of splicers, which includes models for inline (adhesive application) film lamination and for foil stamping.

Visitors to the Martin Automatic stand will also see running demonstrations of the latest MBS automatic butt splicer and LRD automatic transfer rewinder. Versatile with a range of substrates, the standard MBS will run materials from pressure sensitive label stock to flexible packaging. The LRD non-stop rewinder changes and then unloads rolls automatically, without any need for handling carts or other equipment. The MBS-F splicer (F for film) and LRD rewinder on working display in Chicago are sold to one of the world’s leading label converters for installation following the show.

"Leading converters choose Martin splicers and rewinders for their flexibility over a wide range of web materials, and for their long-term durability that makes them easy to use, easy to understand and easy to maintain. Martin roll changers also save money by reducing waste. If we conservatively estimate that a typical press runs 3,600 rolls (3,000 meters each) per year, we calculate that non-stop roll change saves an average of 360,000 meters of material, which equates to about 120 rolls each year. Providing our customers with this rapid return-on-investment while helping them reduce their environmental impact has been, and remains, our focus and passion," said Gavin Rittmeyer, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Martin Automatic.

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