Componex will be exhibiting its complete line of WINertia Idler Rolls at Labelexpo Americas 2016, which is being held September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

WINertia Idlers are manufactured with patented WINertia tubing, Dynamic Center-WIN Balancing and WINertia Self-Adjusting Bearings to provide free spinning, low-inertia rollers.

To demonstrate this product line, Componex has developed a machine that will continuously run in-booth throughout the show. This demonstration machine is designed to show a side-by-side comparison of eight different kinds of rollers and their abilities to provide traction for the web. All of the idlers will be driven by the web and all will have a 90 degree wrap angle. Speed sensors on all eight rollers will provide a digital readout for each one. A continuous web will pass through the machine. The speed of the machine can be varied from 0 to 2,000 feet per minute. In real time, all eight rollers will be monitored as the speed of the web is increased.

“We’re looking forward to demonstrating the unique advantages of the WINertia AV roll at Labelexpo this year,” says Cal Coullard, Componex president and design engineer. “The lateral grooves in this idler roll were designed to eliminate the air between the web and the roller in order to maintain constant traction at all web speeds. Our exclusive demonstration will show how the WINertia AV roll outperforms smooth and spiral groove rolls.”


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