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It would be hard to pick my favorite talk because many were great and many were all-new subjects.  So instead I will share what I think is the most important of the web-handling session papers:  Clarence Klassen’s ‘Safety Drives for Web Handling’ because it deals with a m...

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Fast, free and easy makes it the one must-have bookmark in web-handling.  The clip begins a series showcasing a few of the apps and why you will be going back time and time again. Web201.28a AbbottApps - Introduction ***201.28a &n...

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AIMCAL’s 2014 Web Coating and Handling Conference in Myrtle Beach this week was a record smasher: nearly 400 attendees from around the world.  Even without the FlexPackCon SPE pairing, bringing in nearly 100, it is a smash hit. You missed it.  Well, almost.  One of the un...

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Posted in: Current Affairs
Entropy, Information Theory and Buffy
On many occasions I have lamented that lumping together troubles just because they look similar or are found in the same place ruins diagnostic information.  Common examples include lumping different wrinkle types together under an umbrella ‘creasing’ category or different wound rol...

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The title speaks for itself in this final (for now) clip in this series on information. Web201.27d Learn Web-Handling ***201.27d – Learn Web-Handling 06 Slides Duration 06.09 v 14.01.29 201.27d.01 – Title Slide Wel...

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Fix-it and Maintenance
Near the top of most any operator’s list of complaints is that their machines are not well-maintained.  Of course, the reality of web-handling machine TLC (Tender Loving Care) varies considerably.  It might tend to trend with the age of the equipment though there are exceptions such ...

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Fast, free and easy.  All you need is a computer, tablet or smart phone and an internet connection.  Find out about nearly anything written on web-handling with the Roisum Library by AbbottApp.  This ‘card catalogue’ of nearly 4,000 articles, books, columns, papers and oth...

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Posted in: Problem Solving
We have all struggled with ‘Fix-it but don’t change anything’ mandates from above.  No way to win here when management is petrified of their own products, processes and customers.  There is an even more common debilitation and that is a fix-it focus.  Of course, ther...

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The Roisum Library
In the last clip we lamented at the near uselessness of Google or other search engine for many web-handling and web processes needs.  We gave the example of trying to learn how to treat wrinkles by typing it into the search engine and getting offers for Botox treatments on the first umpteen pag...

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Root Cause versus Outcome
I find the word ‘root cause’ to be limiting for many reasons.  First and foremost, there may not be a single root cause depending on how you define a problem.  Wrinkling on your web line may have several different sources, each with distinctly different mechanics.  All the...

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Dr. David Roisum

Dr. Roisum is a well-known authority in the area of web handling and converting. He has authored seven books, including Winding, Rollers and Web-Handling and has coauthored or edited several others. He was a technical editor for Converting Magazine with a monthly column entitled "Web Works." An accomplished professional speaker and instructor, Roisum has been praised for his skill at translating highly technical information into a common sense practical reference. Dave has been honored by TAPPI with their Finishing & Converting Division Award, Thomas W. Busch Prize and Finest Faculty awards and is a TAPPI Fellow. Dave received his Ph.D. from the Web Handling Research Center where he later became an Industrial Advisory Board member.

Dave has worked for the Beloit Corporation as a designer of winding machinery and later as a manager of research, and for Kimberly-Clark as a converting expert serving all business units. He is now a principal of Finishing Technologies Inc., providing consulting services to more than 300 clients who convert or manufacture: paper, film, foil, nonwovens, textiles and many other materials. He has accumulated much practical experience working in nearly 1,000 plants over the course of more than three decades.

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