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Displacement Guides

Displacement Guides correct web misalignment (error) by pivoting a set of guide rollers about a fixed point to geometrically displace (align) the web. A displacement guide provides correction with minimal entry and exit span requirements. Displacement guides are ideal for applications with space limitations.

Displacement


Requirements for displacement guide applications:

  • Entry and exit spans must be parallel to each other and perpendicular to the plane of the guide’s motion
  • Web must enter and exit the guide at a 90° angle
  • Guide span should be approximately 1x the maximum web width
  • The air-flow sensor must be securely mounted after the guide’s exit roller and within the first one-third of the exit span
  • At least one idler roller must be located between the exiting guide roller and the process (printing, laminating, etc.)

MDG3

Web widths up to 4 inches (101.6 mm)

Mini Displacement Guides (MDG) feature a 3 inch (76) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for narrow web applications up to 4 inches (101) which are ideal for compact spaces. Applications include (but not limited to) envelope, label, medical and food packaging, slitting, laminating, inspection machines and other narrow web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The MDG3 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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MDG4

MDG4

Web widths up to 8 inches (203.2 mm)

Mini Displacement Guides (MDG4) feature a 4 inch (101.6) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for narrow web applications up to 8 inches (203.2) which are ideal for compact spaces. Applications include (but not limited to) envelope, label, medical and food packaging, slitting, laminating, inspection machines and other narrow web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The MDG4 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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MDG5

Web widths up to 13 inches (330.2 mm)

Mini Displacement Guides (MDG5) feature a 5 inch (127) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for narrow web applications up to 13 inches (330.2) which are ideal for compact spaces. Applications include (but not limited to) envelope, label, medical and food packaging, slitting, laminating, inspection machines and other narrow web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The MDG5 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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RDG5

RDG5

Web widths up to 26 inches (660.4 mm)

Rigid Displacement Guides (RDG5) feature a 5 inch (127) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for "mid-size" web applications up to 26 inches (660.4) which are ideal for compact spaces. Each RDG5 system is engineered with a 2-point suspension system which offers the ultimate in support and heavy-duty thick anodized aluminum construction offers the best mid-sized guide rigidity that is built to withstand the most rigorous environments. Applications include (but not limited to) business forms, food packaging, medical & pharmaceutical packaging, plastic film, slitting & rewinding, coating, laminating, inspection machines and other "mid-size" web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The RDG5 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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CD2

Web widths up to 35 inches (889 mm)

Custom Displacement Guides (CD2) feature a 5 inch (127) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for wide web applications up to 35 inches (889). Each guide system is engineered with a 2-point suspension system with offers the ultimate in support and the heavy-duty welded steel tubing offers maximum rigidity. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The CD2 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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CD4

CD4

Web widths up to 130 inches (3,302 mm)

Custom Displacement Guides (CD4) feature a 5 inch (127) actuator and either a two or more roller configuration and are designed for wide web applications up to 130 inches (3,302). Each guide system is engineered with a 4-point suspension system with offers the ultimate in support and the heavy-duty welded steel tubing offers maximum rigidity. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The CD4 Series web guides are easy to install and setup.

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ST Displacement Guide Stack

Web widths up to 130 inches (3,302 mm)

ST Displacement Guide Stacks feature multiple web guiding units on one common stand that are pre-engineered for each application. Each stack system comes completely assembled on a rugged vertical stand that is ready for production. Applications include (but not limited to) multi-wall bags, envelope, label, medical and food packaging, slitting, laminating, inspection machines and other narrow web applications where alignment of the web is crucial. No Electricity! No Electronics! No Hydraulics! The ST Displacement Guide Stacks are easy to install and setup.

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ST Displacement Guide Stack