Martin Automatic is celebrating 50 years of leadership in web automation.

Established in 1968 by the late John Martin, and now owned by his son Jordan, the company is vertically integrated, with all design, manufacturing and production at its headquarters in Rockford, Illinois, where 165 employees have successfully installed and maintained more than 7,500 high-performance unwind, rewind and tension control machines across 56 countries.

The company has patented many of its inventions, including the inertia compensated dancer roller, the basis for tension control across the company’s wide range of splicing and web handling equipment.  More recently, the development of Airnertia idler rollers is beginning to gain global acceptance for the way it transports delicate wide webs in high speed, low tension processes in the tissue sector.


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