Where will you install a web guide on your process line? Depending on where you need the accuracy determines whether you implement unwind, intermediate steering, intermediate displacement or rewind web guiding.
Unwind Web Guide/Uncoiler Web Guide
Ideal for poorly wound rolls. Provides immediate web alignment. Power rating up to 10,000 Lbs in Electromechanical and 50,000 Lbs in Pnuemohydraulic and Electrohydraulic technologies. Offered as components or a complete stand.
Intermediate Displacement Web Guide
Most commonly used technique due to minimum space requirements. Requires minimum entry span. Available for a wide variety of web widths, from the narrowest of webs to 200 inches+. Also known as Offset Pivot Guides.
Intermediate Steering Web Guide
Ideal for steering oven exit or conveyor type applications. Best used with long entry spans. Available for web width of narrowest of webs to 200 inches+. Known as Fife's Kamberoller® or Kantiroller.
Rewind Web Guide/Recoiler Web Guide
Stand repositions itself to achieve proper alignment of the web. Able to push 20,000+ lbs in Electromechanical (based on coeffecient of friction of 0.1 with correction up to 2 inches/second of error). 50,000+ for Electrohydraulic or Pneumohydraulic. Offered as components or a complete stand.
- Web Guide Controllers
The web guide controller is the heart of the electronic guiding system. Fife CE-compliant controllers provide you the control you need to operate effectively and efficiently.
- Power Units
Fife power units are designed for web guiding systems. They are suitable for most web materials and load requirements.
Fife offers a full line of web guiding sensors that meet the most stringent application requirements. All of our electronic sensors have been designed for compatibility, making sensor changes quick and easy as your process demands.
The remote positioning of sensors and other devices saves time, reduces waste, improves accuracy, and eliminates potential injuries and damage. Fife offers many different positioner assemblies, ensuring your needs and requirements are fully met.
Whether you are looking to automate sensor positioning with remote or centralized controls, removing potential operator hazards, or eliminating human error, Fife has the means to ensure control and accuracy are achieved.
Actuators are the thrust behind all web guiding applications.
- Unwind/Rewind Stands
Fife developed the Shifta-Roll stand to accommodate or replace many existing roll stands that would not lend themselves to the application of automatic guiding equipment. All Fife Shifta-Roll stands are easily adaptable to existing or new machinery to accurately position the unwind or rewind roll.
- Offset Pivot Web Guides
An Offset Pivot Guide (OPG) is a displacement-type guide which provides web position correction with minimum entry and exit span requirements. Designed with parallel rollers, the guide pivots such that the web is twisted, thus minimizing web stress. This allows OPGs to be used in the least amount of space.
- Steering Guide Systems
These guides are ideal for steering oven exit or conveyor type applications and best used with long entry spans.
Available for a wide variety of web widths, from the narrowest of webs to 200 inches+.
- Retrofits for Web Guides
Fife makes it easy for you to take advantage of the latest technology - check out these quick and cost-effective updates for your existing web guiding equipment.
Before you clean or slit, coat or trim, you need equipment that can stand up to the harsh demands of metal processing. With the combined expertise of Fife, MAGPOWR, and Tidland, we not only engineer products to meet the special needs of the metals industry, we make sure all our components work together. And when everything works together, you get faster line speeds, less waste, and, best of all, increased productivity.