The company has announced the general availability of the EPOS (Electronic Knife Positioning System) as an option on all ROTOCONTROL RSC Slitter/Rewinder, RSP Single Pass 100% Security Inspection and RSD Modular Diecutter finishing machines. The EPOS option fully automates the slitting set-up, reducing job change time to less than a minute, even with shear systems using upper and lower blades.
The choice of shear, razor or crush blades for use with any material and a placement accuracy of 15mm can provide hours of additional production time daily depending on job profile. Simply programmed from the operator-friendly touch panel, the EPOS also features an isolated tension zone across the slitting blades.
Mischa Barthel, Managing Director of Barthel GmbH, a German Converter part of die Barthel Gruppe, placed an order for an RSC 440 web width Slitter/Rewinder after seeing a demonstration of the EPOS at Labelexpo Europe. The demonstration was led by Michael Aengenvoort, Business Development Manager for ROTOCONTROL.
I have known Michael for over 25 years, and was very interested in evaluating the latest finishing technology from ROTOCONTROL, said Barthel. In addition to the benefit of a single work station on their Vacuum Splice Table option for inspecting mill-splice/flags, matrix/missing labels and vision detected defects, what also convinced me to invest in ROTOCONTROL was their EPOS option. I witnessed the set-up of shear knives in seconds. Our RSC Slitter/Rewinder investment with these two options will be invaluable to the production team at Barthel.