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Winding: Machines, Mechanics and Measurements

Online Course Description

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Whether you make, convert or use webs; you must know web handling. Find out how to:

  • Eliminate winding defects
  • Know whether your defect is manufacturing or winding related or both
  • Select and use the proper type of winder and settings for your product
  • Design and maintain winding machinery
  • Design and maintain winder control systems for tension, nip and torque
  • Design and manufacture webs for more reliable winding
  • Troubleshoot a variety of web, winding and operational issues
  • Understand why the winding world does what it does

Bring your web handling problems to class, leave with solutions. Find out why thousands of students have signed up for Dr. Roisum's courses.

Comments from past attendees:

"I have gained more knowledge in 2 days than I have in the last year. First class, excellent content, excellent instructor! Thanks!"

"David is very good and sure knows the business."

"Very insightful period of instruction. I have had 2 years of OJT and this has matched up the environment with theory perfectly. Thanks!"

"Great course. Learned a lot. Did not realize how much I did not know."

Course Instructor

Dr. David Roisum of Finishing Technologies is a well-known authority in web handling and converting. He has authored eight books and more than 100 papers and articles such as his monthly Web Works column in Converting magazine. His background includes a variety of web manufacturing and converting experiences. An accomplished professional speaker and instructor, he is noted for his skill in translating highly technical information into a common sense, practical reference.

Course Outline

  • Winding Introduction
  • Cores - The Foundation of a Wound Roll
  • Chucks and Shafts - Holding a Wound Roll
  • Winder Arrangements
  • Rewinder Productivity
  • Ergonomics
  • Automation
  • Mechanical Issues
  • Electrical Issues
  • Theory of Winding
  • Wound Roll Defects
  • Roll Quality Measurement
  • Roll Quality Inspection
  • Wind Extra

Who should take this course?

This class is targeted toward the technical person responsible for most any type of winding machines or wound roll product. However, many other positions can also benefit such as lead operators, foreman, managers, mechanical and electrical maintenance, Q/A and customer service. The only prerequisite is a bit of technical aptitude and enough job experience to be familiar with the names for the: parts of your machines, basic functions and common web/roll defects. However, it would be helpful to have the Web Handling and Converting class first as this course builds on that material.

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