This unique book will help readers understand how to design and operate web equipment to
avoid wrinkles, web breaks, registration, guiding, and other web problems. It covers many aspects of
web handling for manufacturing, converting and printing, and is applicable to any web, including
paper, film, foil, novnwovens, and textiles. Highly recommended.
From the Preface: The goal of web handling is simple: to move a web as quickly and as reliably
as possible through a machine. Web handling seeks to preserve a web as contrasted to
manufacturing which creates it and converting which modifies it. Preservation might include, for example,
geometries so that the web remains free of breaks, cracks, wrinkles, and unintended size changes.
Preservation also might include protecting the web's properties or even its passengers such as coatings and inks...
Target Audience: Product, process, and maintenance engineers responsible for web machinery
and operations; plant managers; quality specialists.
Table of Contents:
Introduction to Web Handling
Tension and Tension Control
Downweb Tension Variations
Crossweb Tension Variations
Temporal Tension Variations
Note: The Mechanics of Rollers and The Mechanics of Winding
are companion volumes to this title.