ROLL SPLITTING/TRIMMING

SOS Service, Inc. paper services include paper roll restoration and roll splitting/trimming and converting. We are able to come on-site and get your facility back up to maximum production.

A large Midwestern newspaper contracted SOS Services, Inc. to assist them with a web width reduction initiative. Their paper inventory of more than 3,000 rolls of 38", 30 # newsprint on 3" cores required trimming to a 35" width. The paper was housed at 3 different locations and needed to be re-sized on site.

Working around the clock in order to meet the customer's deadline, we used our patented roll trimming machine, fitted with a newly designed cutting blade that produced smooth, precise cuts, to remove 3" of material from the end of each roll.

After lightly sanding the edge of each re-sized roll to ensure that the paper would run smoothly through the web, we performed a 100% inspection to verify that each was within precise tolerance requirements. Each cut end of the roll was also refitted keyway and metal endcap per customer spec. Finally, all scrap material was trolleyed by conveyor and collected in gondola boxes for recycling. To avoid disrupting normal operations and to keep the plant dust-free, we conducted all cutting operations inside an enclosure equipped with an airborne dust containment and high velocity vacuum system.

Our ability to rapidly, cleanly, and safely convert obsolete roll stock into a new, usable size provided a cost-effective means for the customer to make use of its existing newsprint. To learn more about this project, or how our roll re-sizing services can turn your obsolete or damaged roll stock back into a valuable asset, contact us today.

The Roll Converting Machine is now available for purchase!

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