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Pack Expo Report: Getting to Know the LFC-1500

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  Lever Manufacturing Corporation recently exhibited at the Pack Expo in Las Vegas—known as North America’s premier packaging event. The show featured more than 2,000 top-tier suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, materials, containers, automation technologies and controls across a variety of industries, including food & beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care and more. While there, Lever promoted its superior engineering and creative solutions in the automatic roll slitter space. In particular, we talked to attendees about our model LFC-1500 automatic film cutter machine, designed to cut films in a single step without the need to rewind. The LFC-1500 heavy duty, dual knife...

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On a Roll: Log Slitting vs. Rewind Slitting

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In the manufacturing world, roll slitting refers to cutting a large roll of material into narrower rolls. Common materials that undergo this process include pressure sensitive adhesive tapes, foams, foils, films, textiles, fabric, vinyl, nonwovens, rubber, felt, fiberglass, graphite, cork and leather. There are two basic types of slitting: log slitting and rewind slitting.   Log Slitting (aka Lathe Slitting) A log slitter treats a roll of material as a whole “log” that gets sliced without an unrolling/re-reeling process. A knife plunges into the roll and slices it in sequence to a required width. The machine is sometimes referred to...

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A Cut Above: Applications for Automatic Roll Slitting Machines

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The digital age isn’t confined to consumer electronics and personal technology. In fact, computer advances have far-reaching effects within every industry and every type of manufacturing equipment—automatic slitting machines included!   At Lever Manufacturing Corporation, our state-of-the-art automatic single knife lathe slitters are truly on the “cutting edge” of the industry. PLC controlled and highly automated, our machines are capable of rapid, high-volume production. What’s more, they’re designed to provide dependable long-term performance in continuous production environments with minimal maintenance requirements.   What does an automatic slitting machine do? Simply put, an automatic roll slitting machine—also called a log slitting machine—is...

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