Surface Driven

Surface Driven unwinders and rewinders are particularly useful where center tension and or torque transmission through the material is detrimental to the process and product.  A few examples include paper backing, prepreg sheets and multi-axis fabrics, where the objective is to minimize damage.

This type of winding or unwinding relies on a rotating contact area, such as rubber guides or a rubberized contact roller to aid in the unwinding or rewinding of the material.

Contact us to discuss your unique set of requirements