Goss International has released reelstand upgrade packages, to reduce operating costs and control waste for customers.
The packages are available to printers with a Goss CT45/50, Static Belt RTP, Megtech or Mitsubishi stand.
Goss says the benefits include a phased approach to spread the cost, removal of obselete equipment, improved tension control, improved splice performance, reduced downtime, and improved reliability.
Goss says that when new reelstands would have been performing at more than 99 per cent splice efficiency, but over time this may have fallen. It says even a slight drop from 98 per cent efficiency to 95 per cent more than doubles downtime and materials waste.
Any decrease in efficiency adds downtime and increases costs due to restarts, paper waste, and staff time.