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August 2005
Slitting traverse winding machine

Independent Machine Co. (Fairfield, N.J.) has developed a new system for slitting and traverse winding unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg. The 304-mm/12-inch wide system features 24 Smartwinder-2000 modular cubes that operate inline with the unwind slitter section, with each operating independently from all others.

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Posted on: 8/1/2005
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Independent Machine Co. (Fairfield, N.J.) has developed a new system for slitting and traverse winding unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg. The 304-mm/12-inch wide system features 24 Smartwinder-2000 modular cubes that operate inline with the unwind slitter section, with each operating independently from all others. The slitter includes a cantilevered unwind with programmable constant tension, auto edge guide, heat splice board, adjustable "peel" off roll, entry and exit "S" wrap pull rolls, plus interchangeable slitting assemblies for shear, score and razor slitting.

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