Premium Exhibitor

Ashe Converting Equipment Ltd.

Bluestem Road, Ransomes Europark, IP3 9RR Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1473 710912
Fax +44 1473 719137
sales@ashe.co.uk

Location

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drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 12): stand B43

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drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 12

Contact

John Godbold

Executive board/managing director
Manufacturing, production

Bluestem Road, Ransomes Europark
Ipswich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone
+44 1473 710912

Fax
+44 1473 719137

Email
john.godbold@ashe.co.uk

Our products

Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Duplex Sapphire S2 Slitter Rewinder

The S2T’s turret shaft technology means you can even keep your machine running while the operator strips off the finished rolls and sets up new cores.

The S2T incorporates an automatic tape down to core and tail which cross cuts the material when it reaches the desired length – further decreasing downtime. It includes easy to use state of the art AC digital flux vector drives and PC touch screen.

Features and benefits:

Maximum speed 700m/min for optimum productivity.

Easy to assemble and maintain, with built in electrical panel, pneumatics, operator panel and remote diagnostic capabilities.

Automatic web cut off saves on downtime.

Vacuum pull roller for perfect tension isolation which avoids slips or scratches even in sensitive materials.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Handles multiple widths of PP, PE, PET, paper and more.

Core positioning for fast, accurate, easy set up even while machine is running.

Automatic offload pushes finished rolls onto unloading device to save time.

Unique turret support ensures minimum shaft deflection.

Intuitive PC touch screen with job memory storage.

Ashe edge guider.

Ashe patented differential winding shafts or chucks.

Guarding around the unwind to meet CE standards.

Unloading stands available.

Optional extra’s including laser core alignment, digital knife positioning, automatic knife positioning, driven unwind, splice table, static eliminators and various options for offloading and moving the finished reels.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Duplex Turret Slitter Rewinder

The S2T’s turret shaft technology means you can even keep your machine running while the operator strips off the finished rolls and sets up new cores.

The S2T incorporates an automatic tape down to core and tail which cross cuts the material when it reaches the desired length – further decreasing downtime. It includes easy to use state of the art AC digital flux vector drives and PC touch screen.

Features and benefits:

Maximum speed 700m/min for optimum productivity.

Easy to assemble and maintain, with built in electrical panel, pneumatics, operator panel and remote diagnostic capabilities.

Automatic web cut off saves on downtime.

Vacuum pull roller for perfect tension isolation which avoids slips or scratches even in sensitive materials.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Handles multiple widths of PP, PE, PET, paper and more.

Core positioning for fast, accurate, easy set up even while machine is running.

Automatic offload pushes finished rolls onto unloading device to save time.

Unique turret support ensures minimum shaft deflection.

Intuitive PC touch screen with job memory storage.

Ashe edge guider.

Ashe patented differential winding shafts or chucks.

Guarding around the unwind to meet CE standards.

Unloading stands available.

Optional extra’s including laser core alignment, digital knife positioning, automatic knife positioning, driven unwind, splice table, static eliminators and various options for offloading and moving the finished reels.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Labelstock/Paper Slitter Rewinders

For paper and labelstock producers, ASHE are able to offer a range of machines to suit.


Our Labelstock slitter rewinder is based on our Jade series of slitting machines. With centre surface capabilities the machine is able to wind with individual rewind stations, a full width differential rewind shaft, or with an airshaft. The shaftless or shafted rewinding system both utilise a linear tracking system away from the contact roller to give a perfect finished roll, in profile and tension.

As with all ASHE machines, our vacuum roller is utilised on the machine to give us perfect tension isolation and does not scratch or deform the most sensitive of labelstocks.

A range of options, such as automatic unloading systems are available on the machine with online roll wrapping, and weighing. Other options such as knife positioning systems, web cleaners etc are all available on the machine.

We are also able to produce a range of two drum surface winders, for paper mills and paper converters. We are able to produce such machines with rewind diameters of up to 1800mm.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Opal Label Inspection Slitting and Converting Machines

Features and benefits:

Digital AC drives for operating repeatability.

Intuitive PLC touch screen for ease of use.

Robust construction for longer life.

Driven rotary shear knife system.

Adjustable knife offset while running.

Rapid stop and start for high productivity.

Ergonomic design for operator friendliness.

Low maintenance design.

Low power and air consumption.

Accurate, repeatable digital tension, as well as taper tension as standard.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Automatic web edge guider for all materials.

Optional extras include: missing label detection system, clear label counting, flag detection, splice detection, anti static devices, web advance system, stroboscopes for high speed inspection, unwind reel lift, edge trim extraction systems.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Opal Label Inspection Slitter Rewinders

This outstanding Opal label finishing machine is competitively priced, highly productive and easy to use. It comes with a raft of standard, state of the art features as well as an exhaustive range of optional extras.

Available in three web configurations relative to press sizes on the market, the standard format includes 76mm unwind air shaft, web clamps, splicing table, edge guider, shear slitting station, 76mm rewind shaft and the most accurate tension control system developed by Ashe.

Features and benefits:

Digital AC drives for operating repeatability.

Intuitive PLC touch screen for ease of use.

Robust construction for longer life.

Driven rotary shear knife system.

Adjustable knife offset while running.

Rapid stop and start for high productivity.

Ergonomic design for operator friendliness.

Low maintenance design.

Low power and air consumption.

Accurate, repeatable digital tension, as well as taper tension as standard.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Automatic web edge guider for all materials.

Optional extras include: missing label detection system, clear label counting, flag detection, splice detection, anti static devices, web advance system, stroboscopes for high speed inspection, unwind reel lift, edge trim extraction systems.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Opal Fully Automated Converting Lines

The Opal range of full rotary non-stop converting lines allow for full production of self adhesive and linerless labels.

With fully automated three and four spindle turret rewinders available, many options allow label converters to identify a dedicated specification to suit their needs.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Opal Converting Lines

Full Rotaty converting lines with manual finishing or by automatic glueless turret.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Narrow Web Solitaire Duplex Slitter Rewinder

The Solitaire series comprises a range of narrow, cantilevered slitting and rewinding machines ideal for materials like PP, PE, PET, aluminium, foil, paper and more.

 

Features and benefits:

Cantilevered for ease of use.

Vacuum pull roller for perfect tension isolation which avoids slippage or scratches even in sensitive materials.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

A range of configurations to handle varying applications.

Ashe edge guider.

Electrical reel lift on the unwind.

 

Machine specifications:

Working width between 300mm up to 800mm.

Maximum speed of 450m/min.

Differential shafts/chucks/lock bar wind.

Slitting availability – razor in air/groove, rotary shear and crush out.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Label Die-cutting Machines

The Opal Inspection Slitter is also available with die cutting (heavy and light duty) together with a complete re-registration control system.

Features and benefits:

Automatic tension control via PLC.

All AC digital flux vector drives.

Tangential slitting station.

Web guiding with edge sensor.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Display via keypad screen.

Automatic label count.

Matrix winder and web separation.

Optional extras include; reel lift, heavy duty unwind stand for large diameters, missing label detection, registration control.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

In-line and Off-line Turret Slitter Rewinders

The Opal turret range gives you matchless results even for the most challenging of finishes. From our competitively priced applications right through to the advanced glueless technology, all machines are ideal for narrow web producers.

Your Opal can be set to run a given length or number of labels and will then cut and transfer the web without stopping. Each machine can run light or high tensions to allow a wider range of materials to run on one machine.

Features and benefits:

Available in 3 web widths: 330mm, 410mm and 510mm.

Fully automated 4 spindle turret with range of shaft sizes.

2 spindle mode for running large diameters.

Choice of core glueing or patented ‘glueless’ system to ensure glue-free product.

Advanced tension control avoids slippage or scratches even in sensitive materials.

Intuitive PLC operator touch screen for ease of use.

Non-stop production due to automatic offload which ejects rolls from machine to free up operator.

All electrical operation makes it the hygienic choice.

Optional extras include: missing label detection, male lift off slitting station or cartridge system, tail closure by label applicator or glue, transfer to new cores by glue or glueless cinch, turner bar for labels inside winding, range of shaft sizes.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Secondary Film Slitter Rewinders

Jade Series Slitter Rewinder


Superior winding quality even at high speed

The design of the Jade series is to improve the winding quality of all films at high speeds, and to add greater flexibility on machine setup. Based on a new winding principle, the rewind stations are able to move independently on the same rewind beam, allowing our end user to wind with different core sizes on the same rewind beam. The rewind stations also move linearly away from the contact roller as the rewind diameter increase, which allows excellent finished roll profiles, both in tension and edge quality.

Tension isolation is through our vacuum roller. Our vacuum roller technology is proven to give superior tension isolation without scratching or marking the most delicate of films, and is totally maintenance free.

The Jade series is a total electric operation, no hydraulics are used throughout the machine, making it a total clean operation.

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Product category: Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Primary Film Slitter Rewinders

Jade Series Slitter Rewinders


Innovative technology for the finest roll quality available

The design of the Jade series is to improve the winding quality of all films at high speeds, and to add greater flexibility on machine setup. Based on a new winding principle, the rewind stations are able to move independently on the same rewind beam, allowing our end user to wind with different core sizes on the same rewind beam. The rewind stations also move linearly away from the contact roller as the rewind diameter increase, which allows excellent finished roll profiles, both in tension and edge quality.

Tension isolation is through our vacuum roller. Our vacuum roller technology is proven to give superior tension isolation without scratching or marking the most delicate of films, and is totally maintenance free.

The Jade series is a total electric operation, no hydraulics are used throughout the machine, making it a total clean operation.

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About us

Company details

During Drupa, ASHE will be launching new machines and slitter rewinder features. See our Company news for more information on our launches at Drupa!

ASHE Converting Equipment, an independent company based in Ipswich UK has been manufacturing slitter rewinders for over 35 years. We specialise in the manufacture of the highest quality slitting and rewinding machinery for both wide web and narrow web industries, also including customised applications, for the film, paper and allied web industries worldwide.

With our highly qualified workforce, we pride ourselves in offering a high level of technical expertise, this is reflected in the standard of technology that goes into all our machines. With mechanical and software engineers working together we are able to continually develop an extensive range of machinery and also keep at the forefront of technology.

We have a full engineering and manufacturing facility in Ipswich, England, where we produce all machinery in-house. As well as working with Agents around the globe we have direct sales and service outlets in the USA and China.  Along with our electronics division we are able to offer a full back up service to customers wherever they are throughout the world. 

Within the Company’s history, vital experience and expertise has been gained in developing and manufacturing electronic drives and motor control systems. The design and manufacture of customised slitting and rewinding machines was a natural progression as the demand for solutions to specialised customer needs grew.

Using this experience we are now able to offer a wide range of standard products as well as customised (bespoke) equipment.

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Company data

Sales volume

10-49 Mio US $

Export content

> 75%

Number of employees

50-99

Foundation

1976

Area of business
  • premedia/ mulitchannel
  • postpress/ converting/ packaging