Designed for technical managers, engineers, and technologists seeking understanding of the fundamentals of web handling, the program’s participants will gain an understanding of the methods used in the running and handling of continuous strips of flexible material through process machines. They will see live demonstrations of winding, wrinkling, tracking, guiding, transport, spreading, and splicing. Hands-on activities in the WHRC laboratories will complement the educational time in the classroom.
Major topics to be presented: Definitions & measurements; web tensioning, web-roller traction; speed & tension control; tracking; wrinkles; converting & tension control; basics of winding & winding mechanics; and web-handling components.
Seminar speakers include:
- Ron Lynch, a Mechanical Engineer with 36 years of experience working with webs and web-based products. Lynch was Proctor & Gamble’s representative to the WHRC Industry Advisory Board from 1994 until retirement from P&G.
- J.K. Good, professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at OSU and Director of the Web Handling Center. He is an internationally prominent researcher in winding mechanics & web wrinkling.
- P. Pagilla, professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and adjunct professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at OSU, and a member of the staff of the Web Handling Research Center. He is an internationally prominent researcher in lateral dynamics and control, and longitudinal dynamics and control.
More info: 405-744-8902, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://webhandling.okstate.edu/