Toscotec shaft pullers achieve top results at Lucart and Marutomi


Toscotec’s automatic shaft pullers met their goal with great results at Lucart’s mill in Porcari, Italy, and at Marutomi Paper’s mill in Fuji, Japan. Lucart’s automatic shaft puller is installed on a Toscotec-supplied slitter rewinder, and it has been efficiently operating since start-up of their Ahead tissue line in late 2018. Having started up in August 2019, the in-line shaft puller installed on the pope reel of Marutomi’s paper machine has been efficiently running for almost one year. Another in-line shaft puller is expected to come online in 2021 at Ono Paper’s mill on a new tissue line delivered by Toscotec. The shaft pullers feature a small and compact design for easy transport and installation in limited space, and they are pre-wired and pre-tested at Toscotec’s workshop, thereby significantly reducing commissioning efforts on site.
Tissue machine’s in-line shaft puller: flexibility and efficiency. Composed of two parts, the shaft puller is installed on the drive side of the pope reel with the loading platform installed inside the pope reel. The in-line shaft puller is a flexible, efficient, and reliable machine.
The in-line shaft puller can handle cardboard cores of any size and it automatically inflates and deflates expansion shafts of any configuration. If the width of the parent reel needs to change, the operator can simply adjust the end stop on the platform and enter the actual length on the control panel touchscreen. If parent roll needs to be cut in half, the shaft puller can handle two cores and parent reels on the same platform and automatically control the separation of the two and their separate unloading. The basic shaft puller can store enough cores to fill six shafts, but the number of cores stored can be increased if needed.
Slitter rewinder’s shaft puller: high automation and fast cycles. The shaft puller at Lucart is an example of a highly automated machine with integrated safety features aimed to reduce manual operation and increase winding safety.