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The slitter is key to converting the nonwoven fabric to trimmed rolls of a size that meet customer specifications. The material is unwound, slit to a pre-programmed width, then rewound onto a smaller roll. This can be a hazardous area for manual surface inspection, so an automated solution is recommended.

The master roll of nonwoven material is unrolled into the slitter area, where it is trimmed to size by sharp circular blades. The multiple strips of narrower fabric strips formed by this process are then individually rewound onto new cores to create the finished product.

With the nonwoven fabric being unrolled prior to slitting, and rewound shortly after the slitter, there is potential for process interruptions or web breaks. Automated monitoring can support process continuity and efficiency.
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