Double E Group debuts Appleton side load slabber

New machine reduces cut and strain injuries while increasing efficiency in slabbing operations.

US-based advanced web handling accessories specialist Double E Group has expanded its portfolio with the latest Appleton side load slabber featuring number of safety features and a self-enclosed, semi-automatic circular blade increasing efficiency.

The operator simply loads the rolls into the side load slabber and then starts the slabbing process. The automated circular knife makes multiple passes over the roll cutting away the material. Once the slabbing operation is complete the operator removes the shaft and core from the system.

The often dangerous cut and strain hazards of manual knife slabbing are replaced with automated cutting that removes operators from the dangers of manual slabbing via a protective enclosure and multiple electronic sensors that will stop the machine should an operator enter the cutting area.

‘The Slabber line from Appleton has helped countless companies optimize their waste stream without putting operators at risk of personal injury,’ said Matt Spang, vice president of sales at Double E Group. ‘With this newest addition, Appleton can offer a quick shipping solution for the most common sized applications. The Appleton team is excited to help our customers continue to solve problems in their plant.’

‘We are very excited to release this new, standard option to Appleton’s extensive slabber product offering,’ added Eric Quandt, general manager at Appleton. ‘It was designed based on years of Appleton Slabbing experience to provide for a readily available, quick-build option to our customers. A heavy focus was put on delivering a product to meet the needs of the majority of our customers and provide a less-custom solution. We believe the side load slabber delivers on all counts.’