8:00am - 5:00pm**
Web Handling and Converting
- Dr. David Roisum SOLD OUT
Web Slitting Technology
- Dave Rumson
Solution Preparation and Mixing
- Dr. Ken McCarthy
8:00am - 5:00pm
Attendees will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with instructors, attend group sessions and take part in small focus groups to discuss today’s challenges and opportunities.
8:00am - 5:00pm**
- Dr. David Roisum
Web Coating and Drying
- Dr. Ed Cohen, Steve Zagar, Dr. Ted Lightfoot
Adhesion and Adhesives for Converters
- Professor Steven Abbott
* AIMCAL reserved the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum attendance requirements. So don't delay, register TODAY!
** Tuesday and Friday courses may end before 5:00pm at the instructor's discretion.
Web Slitting Technology - Dave Rumson
This course presents various web slitting methods and technical information intended to expand attendee understanding of the slitting process. Details of knife operating forces and their influence on flexible webs, knives and knife holders will be presented. Knife metallurgy and adhesive slitting options will be discussed as well.
New to the program is discussion on how electronic technology has impacted the slitting process. Included is a brief history of electro-mechanical positioning, electronic knife holders and automatic positioning systems with closed loop cut-on-the-fly location change.
Throughout the course, examples of relevant slitting problems and successes will be included. A variety of practical tips and suggested tools will be provided to support existing slitting processes
Comments from past attendees:
"This course is excellent for someone wanting to get started on the right foot in industrial slitting operations."
"Very helpful to understand the web slitting technology that's out there and industry best practices."
"Very informative course. Mr. Rumson made some very complicated information very relatable."
"I really enjoyed this class. Mr. Rumson was very helpful to me with furthering my career. He took the time for questions even after class which was very helpful."
Day 1 - 8 AM - 5 PM
Day 2 - 8 AM - 5 PM
1. Web Fracture Theory
Shear, crush and razor slitting web material separation. Comparing the three common methods with microscopic photography. Metal Roll Shear Cutting fracture.
2. Introduction - Choosing the Best Slitting Method
The common denominator for selecting the best method for slitting processes. Uncommon slitting methods, a brief look.
3. Shear Slitting
8. Trim and Bleed Slitting
Discussion includes common trim knife selection and arrangements for Razor, Crush and Shear slitting. Bleed trim slitting is presented for consideration to help minimize High Roll Edge profile when film slitting. A brief comparison of suction and winding trim removal systems is included with basic do’s and don’ts.
9. Electronic and Manual Positioning Systems
Included is a brief history of slitting system advancements showing the progression from purely mechanical designs into electronically assisted systems. Also presented are open and closed loop controlled servo-mechanisms with automatic on-the-fly non-stop slit position changes.
10. Slitting Practical Information for Process Improvement
A series of useful operating ideas and tools to help improve slitting processes.
Who should attend this course?
This class is suitable for Process Engineers responsible for maintaining slitting quality and efficiency improvement; Operation Management and Engineering personnel considering new equipment purchases; New Converting and Finishing personnel engaged in the slitting process; Quality Department personnel; Managers seeking a broader understanding of the slitting process relating to changes in the web product mix.