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Appleton Mfg. Division Adds to Safe-Slab Line

NEENAH, WI | Appleton Mfg. Division announces two new machines for the Safe-Slab Core Recycler product line. The Butt Roll Safe-Slab and the Master Roll Safe-Slab join the original Safe-Slab products to provide a full line of slabbing options for just about any roll material, company says. 

The Appleton Butt Roll Safe-Slab

The completely new addition is the Butt Roll Safe-Slab, offering what is said to be a safe, productive, and hands-free slabbing solution for butt rolls. Machine operators are removed from the cutting process, and slabbing occurs automatically within a wire mesh enclosure. The Butt Roll Safe-Slab features interlocking doors for added safety. The slabbing is performed by the automated cutting mechanism and is activated by the operator via push button control. The operator only has to load the butt roll onto the slabbing arm, the rest of the slabbing process is controlled via the externally mounted operator control panel. Roll size specifications for the Butt Roll Safe-Slab are based on customer needs and their project requirements.

The new Master Roll Safe-Slab was originally designed and released for sale as the Slabber XLA in the spring of 2013. After several additional installations and refinements, it has been folded into company’s Safe-Slab product line as the Master Roll Safe-Slab. It can be installed as a stand-alone operation or to work with existing workflows to provide what is said to be seamless integration capable of providing a high level of automation. Safety is enhanced by placing the blade and cutting area within an enclosure that requires no direct interaction from the operator during the slabbing process. Once the master roll is loaded onto the slabbing arm, the operator simply presses a button and the roll is lifted into cutting position

Company says the Master Roll Safe-Slab’s automated cutting mechanism can achieve a much faster pace of precise cutting than manual cutting with utility knives. This controlled processing allows a metered or measured amount of material to flow into the reprocessing system. Roll size specifications for the Master Roll Safe-Slab are based on customer needs and their project requirements.

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