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4 Types of All Air Web Guides

Coast Controls, Inc. features four types of web guiding systems to cover all your web guiding needs. 

  1. Steering Guides
  2. Displacement Guides
  3. Unwind Guides
  4. Rewind Guides
Web Guides

Coast Controls is a pioneer in the web guiding industry, thanks to our exclusive all-air web guiding system. All of our web guides operate solely on low pressure (3 to 6 psi) plant air—no electricity, electronics, or hydraulics required. Our systems are extremely dependable because there is no worry with electronic components that burn out, plus our system is inherently explosion proof. The all-air web guide system is easy to install and will easily adapt to your current converting machinery. Our all-air systems are simple to install, easy to use and energy efficient. Our customers consistently tell us that our web guiding systems are highly accurate, extremely durable, and fail safe.

Steering GuideS

A steering guide is used in guiding applications having long, free, web spans entering a converting process. Industries that typically use steering guides include blown film extrusion, flexographic printing, envelope manufacturing, or non wovens. We offer four types of low pressure air powered steering guides models designed to accommodate different web widths and applications.

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Displacement GuideS

A displacement guide is used to straighten or align webs that have become misaligned during the converting process for whatever reason. These systems use guide rollers to realign the material around a fixed point. Displacement guides correct misaligned material using as little space as possible, and thus, are perfect for businesses and processes that have limited space. We carry several different models of displacement guides designed for various types of web material of different sizes up to 130”.

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Unwind Guides

Coast Unwind Guides provide accurate edge alignment for unwinding rolls of material at the beginning stage of a converting process. Lateral stand movement is power either by a 6” or 8” diameter air cylinder with a 4” or 6” stroke. This type of guiding was initially developed to replace existing stationary roll stands that would not otherwise lend themselves to automatic guiding applications.

A rewind guide is somewhat similar to the Unwind guide but is designed to evenly wind rolls of web material using a laterally shifting roll stand, powered by either a 6” or 8” air cylinder. An air flow sensor detects the web’s edge for misalignment, sending a signal back to the controller which sends a signal to activate the pneumatic actuator, thus shifting the roll stand to the proper aligned position. We are able to retrofit existing electric or hydraulic rewind stands with our low pressure air powered systems.

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Rewind Guides

Coast Unwind Guides provide accurate edge alignment for unwinding rolls of material at the beginning stage of a converting process. Lateral stand movement is power either by a 6” or 8” diameter air cylinder with a 4” or 6” stroke. This type of guiding was initially developed to replace existing stationary roll stands that would not otherwise lend themselves to automatic guiding applications.

A rewind guide is somewhat similar to the Unwind guide but is designed to evenly wind rolls of web material using a laterally shifting roll stand, powered by either a 6” or 8” air cylinder. An air flow sensor detects the web’s edge for misalignment, sending a signal back to the controller which sends a signal to activate the pneumatic actuator, thus shifting the roll stand to the proper aligned position. We are able to retrofit existing electric or hydraulic rewind stands with our low pressure air powered systems.

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