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Montalvo presents online guide for upgrading Mark Andy 2200 presses

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Montalvo presents online guide for upgrading Mark Andy 2200 presses

July 04, 2010 - 20:56

GORHAM, ME, July 3, 2010 (Press Release) -The Montalvo Corporation, international specialist in industrial web control systems, has posted a presentation on its website to explain to customers how to upgrade Mark Andy 2200 presses for better productivity and reduced down time.

The emphasis is on controlling tension on extensible materials from the full roll mode down to the core using the 2200 presses.

The presentation can be viewed at:

President Ed Montalvo says the web site shows the steps for brake replacement with the Montalvo C-Series dual disc brakes in situations where significant unwind friction and torque are occurring in the original brake installation.

Montalvo adds, "The old pulleys alone weigh more than a new CD-134 brake assembly and this new upgrade does not use belts or pulleys. It comes ready to mount on the 1.375" airshafts."

Web tension in this upgrade is controlled by a Montalvo load cell-based S-3100 digital tension controller which replaces the existing dancer control system on the Mark Andy 2200. And a Montalvo TNT tension sensing roll replaces the existing idler roll.

Benefits to Mark Andy users include:

  • Increases production and minimizes waste
  • Set-up time is reduced
  • Machine flexibility is increased to allow it to run a variety of products
  • Easy to install and use by employees

The Montalvo Corporation specializes in the analyzing, upgrading and servicing of customer's web tension control equipment. For more than 60 years, Montalvo has manufactured, integrated and serviced a wide range of web control products and systems for the converting, paper, foil, nonwovens, and plastic film industries as well as packaging, medical and high-tech applications. Montalvo products include electronic tension control devices, load cells, indicators, web guiding equipment, brakes, clutches, and safety chucks. Montalvo manufactures in the United States, and sells worldwide.