When it comes to investment in new machinery many organisations make the mistake of ignoring the Caterpillar Take-Off or Puller and the pivotal role in plays within every extrusion line.
The Take-Off provides tension to the extrusion line and forms a vital link from the good consistent quality of melt produced by the extruder through to the successful cutting/sawing/coiling operation at the end of the line.
If the Take-Off is underperforming, then issues throughout the line are likely to occur :
- Product inaccuracy at the die face leading to poor product and possible line downtime
- Calibration inaccuracy / line down time
- Inaccurate cutting/sawing/coiling
All too many times a company will make a good investment in a new Cutter/Saw/Coiler for them not to see the true benefits due to an inaccurate, ageing Haul-Off.
It is therefore essential to have a Caterpillar Take-Off that has precision speed holding at all times.