X8 Slitter Rewinder

Universal X8 slitter rewinder
Universal X8 slitter rewinder

The Universal X8 is the latest high-productivity slitter rewinder from Universal Converting Equipment. It incorporates a range of technologies to allow the machine to run with minimal operator input. It can also be integrated with roll weighing and labelling, roll conveying, automatic bagging of the rolls and robotic palletising.

The Universal X8 slitter rewinder follows the development of the Universal X6 and X6VT. It pushes the technology to new levels to achieve high productivity levels whilst still being easy to operate. The integrated systems minimise the time to set up a new product, they also minimise the time between sets of rolls. Any task that is better ‘done by the machine’ is done by the machine. The running time of the machine is maximised, and the machine operator is free to perform other tasks.

  • Fast loading system for parent roll
  • Remote control operation
  • Automatic positioning of parent roll
  • Automatic guider sensor positioning
  • Automatic shear and razor knife positioning with individual knife holders
  • Automatic control of shear knife depth with “on the run” adjustment
  • Automatic control of shear knife side load
  • Automatic control of tension through the slitting knives
  • Automatic closed loop rewind tension control
  • Constant geometry contact rollers
  • Automatic cross-cut of slit tails at the end of roll
  • Automatic clamping of slit tails
  • Automatic presentation of slit tails to the new cores
  • Automatic core positioning
  • Automatic adhesion of slit tails to cores
  • Automatic adhesion of roll end to finished roll
  • Automatic roll unloading
  • Automatic roll transfer to conveyor system
  • Automatic roll weighing
  • Automatic roll labelling
  • Automatic verification of roll label
  • Automatic conveying of slit rolls
  • Automatic bagging of slit rolls
  • Automatic robotic palletising of slit rolls
  • Automatic stretch wrapping of finished pallets
  • Dynamic diagnostic systems for in plant and remote access
  • Print repeat length measurement and impression counter

The Universal X8 aims to be the “Best in Class” slitting machine with innovative technologies to provide the ultimate in high-productivity slitting and rewinding machines. The technology is modular allowing a step-by-step development of a high-productivity environment

This technology is already delivering results. Please read what a major customer is achieving…

ProductivityHigh qualityDependable

  • High speed - 300-1000 m/min

  • Simple to set up and operate

  • Short web path

  • Fast changeover maximising machine uptime

  • Typically less than two minutes to position knives, align cores, set tension and load parent roll

  • Automatic knife set up - up to 20 knives set in less than 2 minutes (set while new parent roll is being loaded)

  • Automatic core-positioning

  • Digital web guiding

  • Comprehensive on screen diagnostics



  • Closed loop, load cell control of rewind tension

  • Recipe system to ensure repeatability.

  • Constant geometry, linear motion, contact roller system with automatic pressure control

  • Large diameter path rollers with specialised finish to suit application

  • Short distance from knives to rewinds

  • Short distance between rollers

  • Ethernet based OPC server allowing access to machine parameters by SCADA or other management systems


  • Robust design with heavy duty frames

  • Only high quality components from global suppliers

  • Unique dynamic circuit diagrams with auto fault-find system

  • Large 22 inch touch screen control interface

  • Internet based real-time remote diagnostics

  • No Hydraulics

  • Operator friendly safety system compliant with EN13418

  • Low maintenance

  • Worldwide support


X8 Slitter Technical Information  
Unwind diameter options:1000mm
1300mm
1500mm
40 inches
51 inches
59 inches
Rewind diameter:610mm24 inches
Maximum web width:1750mm69 inches
Maximum speed:1000 m/min3300 ft/min
Slitting options:Automatic positioning of shear and razor
Materials:Papers
Label stock
Laminates
Foils
Films
Minimum slit width:20mm