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  • 08 May 2020

General Data Co installs Lemu turret rewinder

Lemu Group's Jokin Iruretagoiena (left) with General Data's Dave Clark and John Finger

US converter General Data Co (GDC) has installed a turret rewinder system from Spanish manufacturer Lemu.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based company spent several months researching and evaluating different equipment on the market, in order to replace an older system.

‘Lemu offered a well-built machine on a solid foundation, which enabled us to customize and configure our machine,’ said Pete Wenzel, president of GDC.

‘Speed and production throughput will be a significant increase on a variety of materials and finished roll sizes options. Our choice was to look forward in our current business and prepare for growth in future market segments. The specifications we decided and collaborated with Lemu will work well for several areas that we currently serve and new market segments in the future.

‘With Lemu’s new technologies, this enables GDC to focus on maximizing skilled positions and facilitates growth in our workforce in additional areas. Their concept and technology advancement enable GDC to easily train a group of press operators. With this potential to train and reassign skilled workers where needed, we are creating a more balanced workload to better handle customer demand.’

Lemu Group's turret rewinders for the label industry are complemented by their automated, turnkey ‘rewind to box’ packaging systems, thus forming a non-stop, end-to-end packaging workflow. 

In addition to narrow web and mid web converting, Lemu Group also serves the die-cutting and finishing markets, flexible packaging, nonwovens, point-of-sale (POS) lottery segment, baking paper, vinyls and tablecloth industries. 

The company opened a US office last year and has appointed distributors in Mexico and Russia

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