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Examples of unwind rewind machines

Alpha Converting Equipment Ltd.

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

Cantilevered Shafted Unwind Rewinders

ALPHAREEL cantilevered winder for narrow web peoduction

ALPHAREEL cantilevered winders for narrow web unwind and rewind a wide range of products without the need for shaft handling. The cantilevered air inflated shafts remain in the machine for easy loading and unloading of small rolls. ALPHAREEL winders are of heavy duty construction for long life.

Paired ALPHAREEL unwind and ALPHAREEL rewind configuration

ALPHAREEL unwind and rewinds provide web format system for specific customer process with paired ALPHAREEL unwind and ALPHAREEL rewind fitted with main drive stage.

ALPHAREEL integrated cantilevered unwind

Integrated cantilevered unwind for low tension operation with closed loop motor drive working under dancer control.

ALPHAREEL Cantilevered Shafted
Web width100 to 1,800 mm72 inches
Roll diameter300 or 1,200 mm12 or 48 inches
Core diameter76 or 152 mm3 or 6 inches
Edge guide± 25 mm± 1 inch
Material thickness10 µm to 5 mm0.4 mils to 0.2 inches
Line speed (maximum)300 m/min1,000 ft/min
Typical Materials
Film - OPP, PET, PE, PVCLaminatesPaper
PackagingSelf adhesiveLabel stock

Standard Features

  • Cantilevered Shafted
  • Precision closed loop tension control
  • Edge guiding (web guide)
  • No hydraulics
  • System integration with production line
  • Quality engineered and manufactured in UK.


  • Pick up from the floor or roll cart
  • Precision pneumatic brake or AC drive
  • Automated roll handling
  • Line guiding
  • No hydraulics
  • Twin roll stand
  • Non stop operation
  • Touch screen operator interface.


  • Multiple tension zones
  • Centre guided web
  • Clean room installation
  • Accumulating dancer rolls
  • Intermittent operation
  • Layon roll (rewind only)
  • Peel off roll (unwind only).
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