Patent Number: 6,332,587

Title: Process for threading material web onto reel and device for process

Abstract: Process and apparatus for threading a material web onto a reel. The process includes guiding a beginning of the material web to be wound around the drum, directing blower air to keep the material web away from the reel, supplying the material web to a preparation station, and threading the reel with the material web. The apparatus includes a drum positioned to precede the reel, a blower bar arranged cross-wise to a web travel direction and including at least one exit opening adapted to provide blower air, a blower supply device adapted to supply blower air to the blower bar, and a control unit adapted to control activation of the blower air.

Inventors: Moller; Roland (Herbrechtingen, DE), Leitenberger; Werner (Schlier, DE), Maurer; Jorg (Steinheim, DE)

Assignee: Voith Sulzer Papiertechnik Patent GmbH

International Classification: B65H 19/22 (20060101); B65H 019/28 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018