Alpha Converting Equipment Ltd.

16 Edison Road, MK41 0HU Bedford
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 17 67692244
Fax +44 17 67691244


Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 13): stand C39

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Trevor Pimm

Senior head of department
Marketing, sales, advertising, PR

5 Darlington Close
Sandy Sandy, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

+44 (0) 1767692767

+44 (0) 1767691793


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.085  Slitters and cross cutters

Slitters and cross cutters

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.090  Reel slitting and rewinding machines

Reel slitting and rewinding machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.285  Paper converting equipment for technical paper products

Paper converting equipment for technical paper products

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.295  Foil converting machines

Foil converting machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.02  converting
  • 03.02.300  Metall foil converting machines

Metall foil converting machines

  • 03  postpress/converting/packaging
  • 03.03  finishing
  • 03.03.050  Label die-cutting machines

Label die-cutting machines

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.010  Unwinding units

Unwinding units

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.015  Rewinding units

Rewinding units

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.180  Slitting and cross cutting machines

Slitting and cross cutting machines

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.220  Reel slitters, inline

Reel slitters, inline

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.225  Reel splicers, autopasters

Reel splicers, autopasters

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.325  Winders


Our products

Product category: Reel slitters, inline


Alpha Converting’s twin shafted slitter rewinder range – the ALPHATWIN – now includes three distinct formats: HR, Standard and Lab.
They are designed to handle different web widths (from 300 mm to 2 000 mm) and thicknesses of film, foils, paper, labelstock,textiles and other materials as well as to meet differing budget and capacity requirements.
Regardless of size/model, the company says that all units offer precise control of winding conditions and a unique combination of flexibility and productivity tools to deliver consistent output time after time.
Standard features include cantilevered winding shafts with swing away supports for quick roll change, closed loop unwind tension control to maintain product integrity and PLC touch screen terminals that allow the operator to create, store and recall product recipes while the machine is running.

But what differs the ALPHATWIN from other slitter rewinders are the optional accessories that dramatically improve machine efficiency – in particular the patented automatic knife setting system, which enables the
operator to set all the knives in under 80 seconds, and a laser core positioning system that automatically sets to the selected slitting pattern.
“High productivity is the key to a good return on equipment – but setting up a job has for too long been the most inefficient part of the slitting/rewinding process,” says Simon King, the company’s managing director. “We’re therefore rather proud of our new auto-knife system that can precisely reposition both sets of knives in 75 seconds, no matter how complex the job and so save the operator hours of struggling.”
A host of other productivity options are also available. These include running speeds up to 600 m/minute, overhead web paths to keep the web clean, shaftless unwinds for mill rolls up to 2 500 mm diameter
and vacuum splice tables for easy splicing of the web. The ALPHATWIN, first introduced in 2000, has been sold to converters in Europe, the USA and Asia. A major European lablestock manufacturer recently took delivery of its second machine, the ALPHATWIN HR, which can wind 4 000m long rolls up to 1m diameter at
speeds of 600 m/minute 

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About us

Company details

 Alpha Converting is a flexible company based in the UK producing high quality equipment for the converting industry worldwide. We look at each application individually to provide you the customer with the best solution. If there is not a standard solution for your production requirements, then with a team of expert engineers and a strong history of innovation, we will develop a new solution that is right for you.

Alpha Converting supplies slitter rewinders , unwinds, rewinds and spooling equipment for the converting industry. Equipment is made to the highest standards and our engineering expertise is second to none within the converting field. Products converted on ALPHA machines include, Flexible packaging, Films, Foils, Tapes, Label stock, Laminates, Paper and Nonwovens.


Our customers come first; whether you need technical assistance, want a fast quotation for a new project, or want to know the delivery of a spare part, we will provide the service that you deserve. We also provide support to customers who have not yet bought a machine from us, but who know that they can trust us for quick response by experienced and skilled technicians.
All Alpha machines are built to the highest standards. Our quality control procedures cover the entire process from the visit of our sales engineer through to commissioning of the machine in your factory. A modern computerised "ERP" system tracks every part. The final quality of Alpha machines is the result of the effort of every one of our employees working together to build the best equipment in the industry.


Our engineers have experience covering almost every type of material and on webs from 300mm to 10,000mm wide, and machine speeds of 1 Metre/min to 2500 Metres/min.
New machines are modelled in 3D, for rapid development and to ensure integrity of design. Customers for bespoke or custom equipment can "walk around" their new machine before we cut the first metal, ensuring the design is exactly right for their requirements.
Both Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC control systems are standard and other systems can be supplied as required. All control systems are designed for user friendliness and ease of maintenance.


Alpha has experience of, and can integrate many different technologies used in the converting industry. Our core business is centred around slitting and rewinding, but our projects cover anything from specialist coating applications to air flow analysis of seal systems with moving webs.
Alpha will combine industry leading innovation with tried and tested solutions to provide the best equipment for your production. We will offer only the automation that we believe is right for you.
We have experience in designing for clean rooms and can assist you in the design of both the machine and work area for cleanliness.


Above all Alpha seeks to be a partner that you can trust and who will contribute to the success of your business. We will ensure that our machines represent value for money, and are delivered on time.
We operate with integrity. Our aim is to supply you for life.

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Company data

Sales volume

1-9 Mio US $

Export content

max. 75%

Number of employees




Area of business
  • postpress/ converting/ packaging
  • equipment/ services/ infrastructure