Mondon upgrades cast lines

Mondon has upgraded thermoforming film extrusion cast with state-of-the-art winders which increase production capacity while saving energy. The turret winders TW Series offer a flying change facility which means that a new roll begins automatically when the other one is finished/full. The automatic change avoids a complete stop of the line, spares the use of an accumulator and the operator simply loads new cores and unloads wound rolls.

Mondon designs compact turret winders of only 4 metres length which are approximately half of that of the older models. The reduced size reduces the need for maintenance. Thanks to its smart design this winder can accept both 3” and 6” cores. A slitting system can be installed inline as option for narrower bobbins which can be an alternative to jumbo rolls.  The machines by Mondon are reported to be compact and versatile and can also be applied on existing lines.

The assistance for roll unloading and automatic core loading avoids the operator a repetitive task. Moreover, automatic handling is safer for the operators and allows them to manage several production lines at the same time.

The control panel is equipped with a user-friendly touch screen interface which eases the life of the operator.  This is a modern interactive interface between the machine and the operator. There is a self-adjusting tension control to monitor the changes in tension during operation of the winder.  Load cells measure automatically the sheet tension and are able to apply the right amount of tension.

The remote control access allows Mondon’s technicians to control and provide assistance for the machine off site, a very helpful solution to save time, and consequently, the productivity is not impacted for the client.

Furthermore, Mondon offers several different configurations and widths of the winding system for both small and large roll diameters along with solutions to upgrade the extrusion line’s output with a lifting table, an up ender, shaft extractor and inline slitting.