Double E Introduces New “Solis” Accumulators to Ensure Constant Web Tension During Manual Splicing

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Double E Company’s new “Solis” web material accumulators deliver stored web material when part of a production process must come to a stop while the rest of the line continues to run. They stand apart from other accumulators by offering closed loop tension control throughout the cycle and by allowing programmable storage amounts that can be changed on the fly.

Double E Company "Solis" Accumulator

Double E Company "Solis" Accumulator

Double E accumulators act as a separate tension zone to ensure constant web tension even when part of the process is completely stopped.

Double E Company’s “Solis” accumulators deliver stored web material when part of a production process must come to a stop while the rest of the line continues to run. Unlike other accumulators, Solis offers programmable material storage amounts, and closed-loop tension control to ensure consistent moving web tension during a manual splice. This ability not only increases efficiency by keeping the line running, but also contributes to end product quality in processes that require constant web movement, like coating or laminating. Nonwovens applications are particularly well-suited to benefit from an accumulator because web speeds are often relatively slow. Solis accumulators offer advanced technology and user-friendly features to execute storage and delivery easily, with perfect web tension.

One of the most important characteristics of the Solis is its ability to maintain proper and consistent web tension at all times. The Solis accumulator operates as its own tension zone by means of a servo driven infeed roller and an outfeed pneumatic dancer roller. This unique system gives operators the necessary control to set and change material amounts on the fly without ever affecting web tension. A clear, intuitive touch-screen controller makes that operation, and many others, simple and fast. The cycle can be started locally or remotely, and alarms can be set easily to alert operators when stored material reaches user-defined levels.

Other features help to save money, further improve product quality, and ensure safety. Sleep mode, for example, puts the machine to rest between cycles to reduce energy consumption. Design parameters allow easy integration of web guiding or inspection lamps to further assist in end product quality. Interlocked guards and strategically placed emergency stops ensure operator safety.

Double E’s Solis accumulators are available in three sizes. The “Solis 50” stores up to 50 feet of material up to 30 inches in width, with tension up to 3 PLI. Likewise, the “Solis 100” stores up to 100 feet of material up to 60 inches in width, with tension up to 2 PLI. Finally, the “Solis 200” stores up to 200 feet of material up to 90 inches in width, with tension up to 1.5 PLI. These accumulators can be integrated in existing production lines, and can be complemented by Double E unwind stands, rewind stands, and other web accessories including core shafts and rollers.

For more information, please contact the Double E Company.

Double E Company Solis Web Material Accumulators

Tel: 508-588-8099    
email: doublee(at)doubleeusa(dot)com

About the Double E Company:
The Double E Company engineers and manufactures a complete line of advanced web handling accessories including core chucks, core shafts, rollers, core cutters, and roll stands. The company services customers ranging from corrugated board producers and paper mills to high-speed printers and flexible packaging plants. The company has manufacturing and engineering in the US and Italy. Direct sales offices are located in England, France, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Colombia, along with a complementary worldwide network of sales agents. Double E is focused on providing exceptional service and unparalleled product quality. It is an Incline Equity Partners portfolio company.
Double E Company Website

About Incline Equity Partners:
Incline Equity Partners focuses on making private equity investments of $10 million to $25 million, with the ability to syndicate up to $50 million, in support of leveraged buyouts, recapitalization, and large minority financing of lower middle market growth companies. Incline specializes in companies with enterprise values between $25 million and $100 million across a variety of industry sectors including specialized light manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business and industrial services.
Incline Equity Partners Website

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Bret Hardy
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