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Cantilevered Shafted Unwind Rewinders

ALPHAREEL  cantilevered winders for narrow web unwind and rewind a wide range of products without the need for shaft handling.

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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.

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

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


  • 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)

Typical Specification

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