Press Release: Montalvo Mark Andy & Narrow Web Press Upgrades


Gorham, Maine— The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has installed upgrades to Mark Andy 2200 presses that have provided many benefits for users, such as:
• increased production
• minimized waste
• reduced set-up time
• no time lost for upgrade installation
• more machine flexibility — ability to run a variety of products
• easier for operators to use

The Montalvo upgrade system allows for tension control on extensible materials from full roll to the core on Mark Andy 2200 presses. (More information may be obtained at Montalvo’s Mark Andy Upgrade Page).

Where older systems have a drive belt and pulley system that are heavy and create too much torque for accurate web tension control, the Montalvo system uses no belts and no pulleys. The upgrade features a Montalvo C-Series brake assembly that weighs less than the old pulleys and will control web tension down to one p.s.i. or 0.57 lb.-in. of torque.

Also a Montalvo S4 Digital Tension Controller replaces existing dancer control systems and a Montalvo TNT tension sensing roll fits in place of existing idler rolls and can be installed in just minutes. PDA switches control individual brake modules on the press.

The TNT tension sensing roll features a unique Montalvo-designed, highly sensitive strain gauge system and a high-performance lightweight, low-inertia aluminum tube manufactured by Componex™ which combine to produce an integrated sensing roll “that will fit virtually any application,” says Ed Montalvo.

The roller offers flexible mounting options and customizable roll widths.

The Montalvo Corporation specializes in the analyzing, upgrading and servicing of customer’s web tension control equipment. For more than 60 years, Montalvo has manufactured, integrated and serviced a wide range of web control products and systems for the converting, paper, foil, nonwovens, and plastic film industries as well as packaging, medical and high-tech applications. Montalvo products include electronic tension control devices, load cells, indicators, brakes, clutches, and safety chucks. Montalvo manufactures in the United States, and sells worldwide.

Montalvo has completed successful upgrades for customers on narrow web presses, printing presses, corrugators, laminators, coaters, slitters, sheeters, filmers, extruders, waxers, die cutters, and embossers.

For a step by step walk through of an example upgrade visit the Mark Andy Tension Control Upgrade Page.