Web breaks at production speed are a well-known risk in web offset printing and can never be excluded. In heat set web offset printing, this problem arises mainly in the dryer. In case of a web break, the web is pulled back into the last printing unit and is wrapped around the cylinders. These wrap-ups can result in long lasting production stop-pages and even severe damage to blanket and plate cylinders and other mechanical parts in the printing unit. Thanks to Baldwin´s web break sensors the protection against wrap-ups is continuously active.
Baldwin’s automatic web catching device is a press protection system that reliably eliminates the dreaded wrap-ups after a web break.
The WebCatcher, a fully-integrated automatic web catching system from Baldwin, is designed for all popular web offset presses operating at web speeds up to 18 m/s (only S18).
- Fastest web break detection
- Web break – is restricted to an absolute minimum
- Retrofitted without difficulty
- Patented system
The WebCatcher can be retrofitted in existing printing lines without any problems.
Costly, unproductive downtime – which can last between half-an-hour and two-and-a-half hours – can be avoided and the press can resume production after only a very short delay.
- DSWP (Dynamic Side Web Protection)
- AAA (Automatic Air Knife Adjustment)
- Dynamic sensor air