Martin Automatic Installs New Butt Splicer and Turret Rewinder at Flexo Trade School

Posted: May 10, 2010

ROCKFORD, IL — Martin Automatic Inc announces the installation of a new splicer and rewinder combo on a narrow web label press at the Flexographic Trade School, Fort Mill, SC. The new Martin Automatic MBSC butt splicer will be combined with an STR turret rewinder to provide non-stop roll changing for the school's new Mark Andy P5 Performance series press.

Matching the press speed of up to 500 FPM, the new MBSC / STR combo is a practical and affordable upgrade that significantly boosts productivity and reduces materials waste for more profitable operations.

Gavin Rittmeyer, Vice President of Sales for Martin Automatic, said, "For a number of years, Martin has been a vendor sponsor of the Flexo Trade School, where visitors and students have been able to see and experience the benefits of non-stop splicing. Our new MBSC splicer, coupled with an STR turret rewinder as a combo package, represents an exceptionally affordable investment that puts roll automation easily within reach of most narrow web label printers. We are very excited about creating the opportunity for students to train on this high-performance equipment."

The MBSC shares many features and capabilities with Martin's popular MBS splicer, including the same patented rolling-shear splice unit, lift-and-load roll loading from the aisle and inertia-compensated festoon. Rittmeyer notes that the MBSC has been specifically designed for narrower web-widths up to 13 inches (330mm) and smaller roll diameters up to 31.5 inches (800mm), making the MBSC / STR combo is an ideal fit for the majority of label presses in use today, including the P5 press at the school.

Many narrow web converters have thought that roll automation simply wasn't practical for their operations because of the cost. With special combo pricing, combined with a short 6-week lead time on delivery and Martin's rugged reliability, Rittmeyer says it's time for another look. "Visitors to the school are going to like what they see. The Martin MBSC / STR combo is an industry game changer."

MBSC & STR Combo