• Unwinders, Rewinders

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Unwinders and Rewinders from MBO

Here we present here the UW23 unwinder. It is suitable for rolls up to 23" wide and 52" in diameter. For other models (rewinders, other formats, etc.) please contact us. You will find the contact persons further down on this page.


In digital finishing, everything starts with the perfect feeding of the printed paper rolls to the finishing system. This means that web tension and guiding must be uniform and exact. To ensure this, the UW23 has pneumatically driven active dancer rollers that control web tension and create a buffer between the unwinder and the autonomous finishing line.

In addition, the unwinder has an electric paper lift and an integrated splice table. Both relieve the operator and contribute to short makeready times.


The solid construction with a stable steel frame and robust roller drive gives this high-end module maximum productivity, safety as well as a long life time even in 24/7 operation.


Standard features

  • For use as an offline / near-line solution
  • Up to 52 inch roll diameter for greater press or finishing line uptime
  • Large diameter idler rollers to minimize web-curling and tension disturbance
  • Quick release shaft chucks to eliminate tooling and shorten roll change time
  • Precise unwind control even with full size, heavy rolls at maximum speed
  • Integrated splice table with edge guide and clamps helps reduce setup times
  • Electric paper lift reduces worker injury and speeds up the roll change process
  • Pneumatic, active dancer rollers on a swing arm create a buffer between the finishing line and the unwind for the best tension control
  • Independent web tension control
  • Integral web guide for precise web delivery to the finishing line
  • Decurling device removes web curl for better paper handling to increase quality in finishing

Optional features

  • Splice Sensor to prevent mill splices from going through downstream processes
  • 3” or 5” diameter core shaft
  • Right angle layout possible using WTS air flotation angle bar
  • Inline configuration with OEM printing press is possible

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