The Paragon tissue rewinder from Paper Converting Machine Co. (PCMC), Green Bay, WI/USA, features a patent-pending center-surface design that produces superior caliper, bulk and diameter flexibility. Log winding takes place in a new-concept nest, comprised of a winding drum, winding belt, compound-motion rider roll and center drives.
PCM, a division of Barry-Wehmiller Co., St. Louis, MO/USA, is a global supplier of high-performance converting machinery for the tissue, nonwovens, package-printing and bag-converting industries. Many of Paragon’s subsystems are proven technology solutions in use on PCMC’s proven Forte rewinder, with several upgrades.
The enhanced web handling and grade changes are mainly recipe-driven, and its specially designed tools guide fast calibrations. Like the Forte rewinder, Paragon has an intentional open-access design, plus, typical areas to clean require less frequent attention, and recovery and restart occur safely and quickly.
Paragon also offers a new Smart Touch human-machine interface (HMI), which delivers Industry 4.0 tools that transform data to action. The interface provides enhanced operator help, and new smart analytic features offer insights to improve overall equipment effectiveness. The Smart Touch HMI works much like today’s mobile devices with swipe functionality, enabling a short learning curve and improved productivity.