In addition to loop control and speed synchronization applications with intermittent processes may require low capacity storage options to assist low tension transport and control between individual machines.
Where more storage is needed during roll changing and cross cutting or for material inspection including the removal of contamination such as metal parts.
Longitudinal cutting is used for edge trimming and producing different slit widths. Depending on the area weight different cutting technologies - circular or crush cutters or rotary shears - are used. When the web roll is complete, cross cutting is carried out by a traversing circular cutter or depending on length and frequency of cutting with a guillotine.
Different winding systems - centre and surface winders - can be used also in combination with compaction rolls depending on the field of application.