Eastman Machine Co. (Buffalo, N.Y., USA) has introduced a new Heavy-Duty Roll Stand system with edge control for handling rolled composite material goods. The system is designed to introduce rolled material goods for spreading onto a fully automated, conveyor cutting system. The system can be used as a single unit or as part of a multiple unit configuration for several layers of material. The roll stand is said to ensure precise alignment of each material ply, maintained by a Photo-Electric Edge control feature. The system is capable of handling rolls of up to 1000 lb/450 kg in widths up to 126 inches/3200 mm. It is reportedly suited for high-weight rolled material goods like fiberglass and other materials for composites processing, particularly for wind, marine and aerospace applications. The roll stand complements Eastman's line of automated technologies, including single- and multiply cutting systems and spreading equipment.