Dr. David Roisum

Web Handling & Converting

Member Price: $899

Non-Member Price: $999

Dr. David Roisum of Finishing Technologies is a well-known authority in web handling and converting. He has authored eight books and more than 100 papers and articles such as his monthly Web Works column in Converting magazine. His background includes a variety of web manufacturing and converting experiences. An accomplished professional speaker and instructor, he is noted for his skill in translating highly technical information into a common sense, practical reference.

Course Description

Whether you make, convert or use webs; you must know web handling. Find out how to:

  • Eliminate wrinkles, baggy webs and apply effective spreading

  • Eliminate winding defects

  • Design and maintain web machinery, especially rollers

  • Design and maintain control systems for tension, nip, guiding and more

  • Design web products and processes for more reliable manufacturing

  • Troubleshoot a variety of web, web handling and converting issues

  • Understand why the web world does what it does

Find out why more than 3,000 students have signed up for this premier instruction.

Course Outline

Web Handling

  • Introduction to Web Handling - What is Web Handling?

  • Roller Introduction - Foundations of Web Handling

  • Roller Traction, Slip & Float - Foundations of Web Handling

  • Roller Rules - Foundations of Web Machines

  • Tension Control - Foundations of Web Handling

  • Drives - Strategies for Global Tension Control

  • Nip Mechanics - Nip Load Quality Control

  • Nip Applications - Nips for Web Handling and Processing

  • Wrinkling - Keeping the Web Flat


  • Spreading

  • Guides - Controlling the Path of a Web

  • Slitting - Cutting Cleanly and Reliably

  • Winding - Introduction