Catbridge builds innovative, highly-productive paper converting machinery that significantly increases throughput and roll quality. Furthermore, durable construction and the latest safety technologies ensure that our slitter rewinders and unwinds safely and reliably handle your paper application, whether it’s tissue, toweling, coated and uncoated papers, laminations, label stock or paperboard. Our paper converting machinery includes two-drum surface winders, center winders, turret winders, duplex winders, and unwind stands. We build models for 20" to 220" (508 - 5580 mm) web widths and small- to mill-size roll diameters.
Unique features and advanced technologies set Catbridge machines apart. Our surface winders, for example, offer patented knife placement systems that greatly reduce setup times and significantly improve cut accuracy, consistency, and repeatability; a dual bowed roll system that optimizes web control and stabilizes tension for uniform slit separation, even on narrow cuts; a precise, intuitive control system with remote support; and a state-of-the-art, comprehensive safety system with a safety PLC and devices ranging from sensors to fencing. Machines such as the Model 215 also offer web threading and laser core-placement assists, core stop presets, and a streamlined finished-roll discharge process. Our unique new shaftless winding technology allows running even narrow webs on wide machines with quick set-ups and no compromise to operating speed.
While our surface winders are primarily for large rewind diameters of 50” to 84” (1270 – 2140 mm), we also build high-performance slitter rewinders for small- and medium-sized finished rolls. Different models of center winders, such as the Model 900, work well for various niche paper applications. Turret winders such as the Model 324 work well for applications such as butcher paper and counter rolls. Additionally, we build a variety of robust unwinds for paper, including shaftless floor pickup unwinds.
For optimal performance, we have developed features for specific materials and processes. For coated papers and thick products for instance, we offer specialized web paths that respect bending radius concerns and minimize dust creation. Or to effectively rewind large rolls, for example, we have designed heavy-duty hydraulic systems and j-table unloaders that can operate in unison to minimize downtime between sets. To improve your operations and meet your exact requirements, we tailor each machine to your individual needs.