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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.

Stand Alone Pancake Spoolers

ALPHASPOOL stand alone pancake spooler

ALPHASPOOL stand alone spoolers efficiently convert pancake rolls of film and tapes to level wound spools or bobbins with a precise computer controlled traversing mechanism and sensitive tension control.

ALPHASPOOL cantilevered unwind and rewind shafts

The cantilevered unwind and rewind shafts provide quick roll change whilst the servo control systems ensure precise spooling. All Alpha spoolers 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.

ALPHASPOOL bench top pancake spooler

Bench top model for pancake to spool conversion of open faced adhesive foam.

Detail showing precision tape spooling

Narrow width light weight tapes are spooled with first class control over the rewinding and oscillating parameters which ensures excellent roll density and profile control.

ALPHASPOOL heavy duty spooler for long production runs

Heavy duty spooler for finerlift product winding direct from pancake rolls to provide for long production runs from level or traverse wound rolls.

Typical Specifications
ALPHASPOOL Stand Alone (Pancake to Spool)
Tape width0.5 to 50 mm0.02 to 2 inches
Tape thickness10µm to 10 mm0.4mils to 0.5 inches
Unwind Roll diameter450 to 1000 mm18 to 40 inches
Unwind Core diameter76 or 152 mm3 or 6 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 tapesLabel stock
Self adhesiveBrassAluminium
Fingerlift tapesProtection tapes-

Standard Features

  • Cantilevered unwind
  • Auto stopping at unwind core
  • Precise spooling tension with closed loop control
  • Precise tape lay down with computerised traversing
  • Splice table with web clamp
  • Touch screen control with recipe system
  • Quality engineered and manufactured in the UK.


  • Precision pneumatic unwind brake or AC drive
  • Choice of rewind shafts for cores or spools
  • Quick change rewind shafts
  • Guide wheels
  • Guide fingers
  • Filament winding
  • Powered roll ejection
  • Low tack roll coverings for exposed adhesives.


  • Multiple tension zones
  • Centre guided web
  • Clean room installation
  • Gap mode winding (non contact)
  • Peel off roll (unwind only).
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