I can troubleshoot web handling problems and train your personnel in the fundamentals of web handling technology.
My career in web handling began at a major manufacturer of web guiding systems, where I spent twenty-three years developing equipment for a wide variety of web-fed processes. During that time I made many important contributions to web guiding, optical inspection, spreading and thickness measurement . For example, I independently discovered the normal entry rule in 1960 making it possible for my employer to be the first company in the U.S. to design web guide control systems that took account of the dynamic behavior of the web.
I've stayed current with the latest developments in web handling by attending every IWEB conference (sponsored by the Web Handling Research Center at Oklahoma State University) since 1995. In 2006 I became a technical advisor to Association of Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) and have participated in all of the AIMCAL AWEB conferences. In 2005 I introduced a new method for analyzing the behavior of nonuniform webs and rollers using nonlinear elasticity and finite element analysis.
I have constructed my own laboratory machine to validate theoretical models and create training videos.