Jun 18, 2023

Soma launches next

The new versions are high-performance, servo-driven slitters that offer printers and converters efficiency at high speeds with a wide range of substrates, including PET, PP, LDPE, HDPE, paper, laminates, and others.

They are designed with a web width of 1,350/1,600/1,850 mm (53.1/63/72.8in) with a maximum speed of up to 850m/min (2789ft/min).

Both slitters are equipped with the Tenzomat III.2 tension control system. The system delivers precise unwind and rewind tension control during the operating cycle in a closed loop. In doing so, the Venus III.2 slitters can slit thin and difficult substrates. The Tenzomat III.2 system can operate in two modes: based on tension preference or based on a maximum speed preference.

The Venus line shares a unified electronic platform of precise control, increased safety, and boosted efficiency with energy savings with automatic knife/blade positioning to ensure quick and precise knife settings and automatic laser core guiding for accurate and fast core settings for new jobs.

Venus slitters feature an overhead web path suitable for pharmaceutical and food packaging, where stringent hygiene and clean room standards are mandatory. Several control panels help to operate the machine, including two touch screen panels for rewinding and slitting, one panel in the unwind section and a portable control panel for parent roll loading.

‘Venus slitters have been very successful throughout the world. Its automated features make it easy for short runs and quick changeovers,’ commented Petr Blaško, marketing director of Soma. ‘We believe this new generation of Venus III.2 and Venus III.2-Turret slitters operate even more efficiently, at greater speeds.’

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