Rewinders are an essential part of any tissue converting operation, and their performance largely drives production success. Three- and 4-roll configurations are the current options for rewinders, and each enjoys popularity in the field. As more and more converters gain comparative experience between the two types, however, they are discovering the significant advantages a 4-roll rewinder offers. These advantages generally center around improved roll control and well-designed winding geometry.
Tissue converting equipment is a substantial capital investment, leaving some converters to contemplate purchasing used machinery to stretch their budget dollars. Previously owned equipment is a viable option since it’s generally available at a fraction of the cost of new, but does an attractive price point provide enough of a value to justify the purchase?
Get clear answers to the following questions before making a final decision to purchase used tissue converting equipment over new.
Between June 25 and 29 this year, more than a dozen leaders in tissue converting technology are gathering in Lucca, Italy, for the 3rd annual iT’s Tissue event. Lauded as among the most reputable product showcases and networking opportunities in the industry, iT’s Tissue 2018 bills itself as “a journey through technological excellence made in Italy,” and it’s sure not to disappoint.
Downtime can be a detriment to tissue converters, but it’s also necessary to keep production lines running at peak efficiency. The difference between hindrance and help is if the downtime is unplanned or planned.
Tissue converting equipment is among the largest of your capital expenditures, and optimizing return on investment (ROI) is a balancing act between maximizing uptime and minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO).
On March 21-23, more than 200 of the world’s leading tissue industry suppliers from across the entire supply chain will meet on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center at Tissue World Miami 2018 to share innovations and insights that are moving the industry forward, especially as it relates to digitization.