Printer stoppages due to roll changeover can last up to fifteen minutes. With today’s fast printers running through a roll as quickly as one hour, percentage downtime due to roll changes can approach 25%. With the Zero Speed Splicer u40, this percentage drops to zero. Significantly, the Splicer u40 also virtually eliminates the lengthy paper waste associated with printer stoppages due to roll depletion.
Zero Speed Splicer u40 offers a high degree of flexibility to your operation, accommodating a broad variation in paper weights in successive rolls, and even accommodating variation in successive roll widths. The web may be justified to the left, right or center, allowing the Splicer u40 to work with varying digital production printers. The Zero Speed Splicer u40 includes two roll unwinders, two 90° web guides to assure precision at the splicing edge, a central splicing unit and a buffer.
With automatic compression of splices and an interface with compatible printers to raise the print heads while the splice passes by, the Splicer u40 protects the print heads from damage.