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Apparatus and methods are provided to minimize waste and improve quality and production in web processing operations. A first non-elastomeric layer is bonded with an elastomeric layer, and to a second non-elastomeric layer. The apparatus and methods provide defect detection in the elastomeric layer and triggers an unthreading/rethreading sequence. Web defect detection may be provided by way of at least one visual inspection station. If defects are detected in the elastic layer, the resulting products may be culled.

Title
Apparatus and method for minimizing waste and improving quality and production in web processing operations by automated threading and re-threading of web materials
Application Number
13/160932
Publication Number
9387131 (B2)
Application Date
June 15, 2011
Publication Date
July 12, 2016
Inventor
Donald R Dodelin
Woodstock
GA, US
Peter Strains
Sheboygan Falls
WI, US
Song Sayaovong
Glendale
WI, US
Jason Hohm
Sheboygan Falls
WI, US
Jeff W Fritz
Plymouth
WI, US
Robert E Andrews
Sheboygan
WI, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Curt G Joa
WI, US
IPC
B65H 23/24
B65H 20/32
B65H 20/34
B65H 39/16
A61F 13/15
B65H 20/14
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