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Webex Low-Inertia Rolls Optimize Web Handling

Neenah, Wis.-based Webex Inc. now offers three lightweight, low-inertia rolls to increase web-handling performance by running wider, lighter webs with low tensions or minimal wraps at higher speeds.The companys FeatherLight carbon fiber composite idler weighs one-third of standard idlers, accomodates 1.2 times the load-bearing capacity and possesses the lowest inertia ratings of any idler, states Webex.UltraLight aluminum idlers weigh 2.8 times less than the standard and have breakaway torques as low as 0.2 ounces per inch. The companys LightWeight aluminum idlers are half the roll weight and wall thickness of the standard.

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