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  • 01 Oct 2011

Martin Automatic gives European debut to MBSC butt splicer

Martin Automatic showed an MBSC butt splicer for the first time at Labelexpo Europe, on the Labelmen stand.


Gavin Rittmeyer, vice president of sales and marketing, said, 'The MBSC is the most economical narrow web, short- and long-run splicer on the market, combining an affordable price with high performance and offering great value to converters. We are demonstrating the MBSC working with our STR turret rewinder. Together, they deliver extraordinary waste savings, productivity increases and print quality improvements through non-stop press operation. Significantly, the MBSC splicer and STR turret rewinder at the Brussels show reflect our international presence and global commitment – under a licensing agreement, Labelmen Machinery Company, based in Taiwan, builds Martin splicers and rewinders to sell with their Labelmen presses worldwide.'


Martin Automatic also showed a STS automatic unwind/splicer, complemented by an STR turret rewinder at the delivery end of the press. Both of these units were built by Labelmen, under license.


Visitors to the company's stand saw demonstrations of an MBS butt splicer and LRD rewinder. The MBS provides non-stop splicing in narrow and mid-web processes of a variety of substrates from labels to flexible packaging and cartonboard. Fitted with a built-in roll loading device – no carts or hoists required – the MBS at the show was equipped with Martin's Waste Reduction System (WRS) to enable converters to run the maximum amount of material from a roll of stock.


The LRD rewinder features a moving cantilevered spindle arrangement for rewinding and automatic unloading of finished rolls. The AC vector drive package, with dancer tension control, adds accuracy and flexibility. The LRD at the show was equipped with a web guide, integrated shear-cut slitting and ribbon separation for winding multiple streams of printed product.


Following the show, the MBS splicer and LRD rewinder will be installed at Albea – formerly Betts UK – in Colchester, England, for the production of laminated tubes. 


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