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Combi clinches increase in efficiency

Having used a Daco DSI plain label converter since 2007, A & E Supplies, UK label manufacturers needed to increase the efficiency of its plain label division further. The solution came in the form of a Daco Combi turret rewinder.

“Having looked at turret rewinders in the past we felt that they did not suit the type of work that we produce,” remarks Andrew Hurford, MD of Denton-based A & E. “We produce large rolls on our Edale Beta flexo press and need to finish them efficiently offline; we currently rewind them on an inspection slitter rewinder.

“Daco explained that the Combi is unique as the turret rewinder has its own built-in unwind and slitting. It can be placed on the end of a label press or run offline, enabling us to choose which is the most efficient and cost effective for the job. Previously, we would have had to choose an inline or offline turret and would have not had the flexibility. Inline turrets often slow down the press when running small mandrels, but with the Combi we have the option of running either inline or offline.”

He continues: “This made us look again at turret rewinding and the Daco Combi’s unique features fitted in with the type of work and processes we have. For the small roll production for the 5 inch diameter rolls for thermal transfer printers we can put it on the end of our DSI blank label converter. This significantly reduces the downtime created when attaching the web to new cores at each cycle end, as this is now fully automatic and the finishing on the end of the Edale Beta or finishing offline reduces time spent on the inspection rewinder.”

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