Here at Whitlam Group, we spend a large amount of time working to provide our audience with up-to-date information relating to the latest trends within the labeling and packaging industry. Today we are going to provide you with some new information on a new paper converter. We want to discuss it with you mainly because this particular paper converter increases the roll converting process by 300%! This new paper converter may be ready to take the labeling and packaging industry by storm.
Mapleroc has created their RollRazor paper converter, which as stated earlier, increases the roll converting process by 300% with state-of-the-art cutting equipment and a robotic roll finishing system featuring torque/force sensor technology.
One of the first organizations to use Mapleroc’s RollRazor is the Norkol Converting Corp. Norkol Converting has been working within the labeling and packaging industry since 1968. They have been using rewinders/slitters to produce new widths of paper, but Norkol Converting was looking for a faster option, so they contacted Mapleroc and their partners, ABB Robotics and ATI Industrial Automation for help.
Mike Maloy, president of Narkol Converting Corp., said “Our original rewinders take about 30 and 40 minutes to process one roll, so we were very excited when we were introduced to new technology that processes four to six rolls per hour without the need to unwind and rewind.”
Since Norkol Converting has implemented RollRazor cutting technology, they have estimated that it takes only six minutes to produce one press-ready roll. This is a huge improvement from their original process, which would normally take about 30 minutes to produce. Because of their ability to produce their products at a much faster rate, Norkol Converting has greatly increased the speed of production and reduced the costs of labor.
“We have been very pleased with the new cutting and finishing system, as it is faster and eliminates problems for most applications. We are currently evaluating and considering replacing additional rewinders with this more efficient system,” said Maloy.
So what do you think? Do you believe RollRazor’s ability to speed up the time of production will result in more organizations purchasing the technology? Or do you think that other manufacturers will start to develop their very own system which will resemble RollRazor’s technology? Drop us a line about your opinion with this matter; we would love to hear your input.