Tape Tester Packing Roller
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
When winding narrow tape on a flangeless large diameter reel, it is very important to get as much air as possible squeezed out from between each layer of tape in order to obtain a tight, solid, stable roll. A packing roll configuration is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 for achieving that result. A bevel is provided on the rubber pack roll (Fig. 2) so as to contact the tape surface in the center first, pressing the air outwardly and giving a very tight wrap. The bevel also assists in guiding the tape to obtain a smooth face surface without the use of tape guide flanges that tend to damage the tape due to variable alignment. The provision of a constant controllable force on this pack roll is very important when winding tape, especially at high speeds.