Matik, Inc., announced the availability of the new GOEBEL optiwind, the new two drum winder for the paper and board converting industry. This winder represents further developments in the already popular two drum u16 and u20 series.The optiwind enables the efficient production of high quality rolls for converting paper and board, such as offset newsprint, copy paper, NCR base paper, corrugated medium as well as craft and liner board. The winder is able to handle materials of up to 275” (7,000 mm) width, at a speed up to 9840 ft/min (3.000m/min). So, this new optiwind is well capable of following the present generation of ever faster paper machines.A special feature is its variable drum roller geometry which offers the paper and board converting industry a distinct advantage. Paper, due to its properties, tends to build up vibrations and can cause oscillation during production. The vibrations affect the machine’s operating characteristics and thus the finished roll quality. The variable drum arrangement counteracts these negative effects by enabling the rollers in the respective winding stages to change their position from one to another automatically. This reduces the vibrations and improves the finished roll quality.Another advantage of the optiwind is the arrangement of the slitting section. The optiwind is designed for larger working widths and higher speeds which are reached by a different web path. While the slitting on the u16 and u20 is done on a bottom cutter shaft located directly before the web runs onto the drum rollers, the optiwind uses individual slitters applied in a tangential slitting between unwinding and winding.Additional features of the optiwind are computer aided diagnostics and quality assurance, remote maintenance via internet, fully automatic core feeding and finished roll change.To find out more about the optiwind and the complete line of GOEBEL equipment call Wolfgang Ripper at 860-232-2323