Appleton Mfg. Division Delivers Custom Butt Roll Slabber

NEENAH, Wis. — March 3, 2014 — In 2013, Appleton Mfg. Division delivered an integrated, partially automated Slabber XLA to a customer. Soon after, the customer asked the company to help improve what was largely a manual process for recovering material and cores from butt rolls. The customer wanted a manual loading process, but also wanted a powered solution for removing the material in order to improve safety and productivity Starting with the Safe-Slab concept, we designed a custom solution that works by slicing the material longitudinally with a circular knife blade. The entire cutting area and apparatus is contained within an enclosure made of extruded aluminum structural members with PVC-coated steel wire mesh panels. It features a vertical sliding access door for loading and unloading rolls and the door auto-locks when the machine is in use. Worker safety is improved and they are able to recover the core for re-use and the material for recycling at a much higher rate of productivity. In addition to the slabbing capabilities, the custom Butt Roll Slabber also cuts headers in half for easier disposal.

Machine Specifications:
Max Roll Width: 64″
Max Roll OD: 12″
Max Roll Weight: 100 lbs
Core ID: 6.0 & 6.75″
Core Walls: 3/8″, 1/2″, & 5/8″

“The biggest challenge in this project was dealing with the various core wall thicknesses,” according to lead project engineer Bryan Garner. “We solved the challenge and delivered the project as promised.” Appleton Mfg. Division is a fully integrated engineering, design, sales, service and manufacturing firm dedicated to providing innovative products and superior customer service. Appleton Mfg. Division offers a full line of core cutters, custom and semi-custom core handling and finishing equipment, compact battery powered roll and cart movers, Safe-Slab£ Core Recyclers, cleaning showers/systems, as well as parts and service for all lines.

Posted March 11, 2014

Source: Appleton Mfg. Division