Web Handling Equipment
Vacuum Pull Rolls
Pull rolls, or tension isolation stations are common components of most web converting lines. Like New Era’s conventional pull rolls, our vacuum pull rolls are designed to reliably convey your web from one machine section to another while maintaining tension control, tension isolation and web alignment. The vacuum pull roll design allows for this to occur while contacting only one side of the web. When touch the face side is not an option, such as directly after a coating application or with a materiel that has a face side which is susceptible to damage or defects, vacuum pull rolls can be utilized. Vacuum pull rolls can be designed for a single width web, or can be deckled such that the internals can be adjusted for use with a wide range of web widths. A variant of vacuum pull rolls, which can be used when a vacuum roll is not an option, is a vacuum belt system. These units also isolate tension without contacting the product face and are particularly useful when the web path will not allow enough wrap on a vacuum roll. A unique feature which New Era offers for nearly all of its pull rolls is the ability to use them as a web steering guide. This is particularly useful at the exit of a dryer as we can combine the guiding and tension isolation into one section, saving space and cost.