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Examples of spooling machines

Alpha Converting Equipment Ltd.

16 Edison Road, Bedford MK41 0HU United Kingdom. Phone +44 (0)1234 607 005.

Slit Spooling Machines

ALPHASPOOL slit spooler

Alpha's slit spoolers efficiently convert mini jumbo rolls of film and tapes to level wound spools or bobbins with a precise computer controlled traversing mechanism and sensitive tension control.

The cantilevered unwind and rewind shafts provide quick roll change whilst the servo control systems ensure precise spooling. All Alpha spooling machines are of heavy duty construction for long life.

Pancake rolls may be produced on a slitter rewinder such as an ALPHALAB TWIN slitter or on a single knife log slitter.

Example of a 72 station slit spooler for tear tape and security tape

Twelve station modular spooler type ALPHASPOOL 6 configured for adhesive tapes and foams. Features cantilevered unwind with interchangeable slitting box, multiple pull rolls, and simple threading path.

Detail showing heavy duty spooling of brass strip DIN spools

Multi-strand spooler for winding multiple reels on common shafts, for cables and tapes, or can be supplied with heavy duty shaft supports for winding of aluminium, brass or steel strips.

Detail showing ALPHASPOOL spooling fingerlift product

Spooling of fingerlift product after slitting and removal of fingerlift portion. All rolls treated for running open adhesive of fingerlift. Heavy duty bobbins for high capacity running in the motor industry.

Typical Specifications
Tape width0.8 to 50 mm0.03 to 2 inches
Tape thickness10µm to 10 mm0.4 mils to 0.5 inches
Filament diameter10µm to 5 mm3 mils to 0.2 inches
Unwind Roll diameter450 to 1000 mm18 to 40 inches
Spool diameterTo 1000 mmTo 40 inches
Spool width100 to 500 mm4 to 20 inches
Speed400 m/min1,200 ft/min
Typical Materials
Film - OPP, PET, PE, PVCMedicalFoam tapes
Non-wovenStrapping tapesDecorative tape
Self adhesiveBrassTear tape
Fingerlift tapesProtection tapesSecurity tape
Metallised film--

Standard Features

  • Cantilevered unwind
  • Auto stopping at unwind core
  • Precision slitting
  • Precise spooling tension with closed loop control
  • Precise tape lay down with computerised traversing
  • Modular construction for future expansion
  • Touch screen control with recipe system
  • Quality engineered and manufactured in UK.


  • Interchangeable slitting cassettes for razor, shear or score slitting
  • Choice of rewind shafts for cores or spools
  • Quick change rewind shafts
  • Guide wheels
  • Guide fingers
  • Powered roll ejection
  • Slitting to print alignment
  • Low tack roll coverings for exposed adhesives.


  • Driven path rollers for low tension applications
  • Automatic spool offload to trolley system
  • Fingerlift removal
  • Clean room installation
  • Gap mode winding (non contact)
  • Peel off roll (unwind only).
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