The printing and converting industry standard in defect marking and tracking

RollCode FAQs

Q1: What is RollCode?

A: RollCode is a system which connects to a machine such as slitter or roll doctoring machine, or wherever rolls needing scrap removed are processed. RollCode uses the information contained in a roll map created by our ScrapTracker system to automatically stop any of these machines at each defect flag and at the roll’s end.

Q2: How does RollCode’s technology save converters money?

A: The typical method of removing scrap requires an operator to be stationed at the slitter, rewinder or inspection machine. The operator normally has to run the machine slowly so he can watch for the next flag, stop a little early so he doesn’t miss the spot, and then jog the machine to the final location.

RollCode maximizes machine run time and minimizes operator labor. Since the machine stops automatically at all flag locations and at the rolls end, no operator need be present. Also since the stopping is automatic, the machine can run at maximum process speeds between stops.

Q3: What if I want to convert on a slitter not equipped with RollCode?

A: The ScrapTracker system applies real flags, instead of purely storing roll data. Therefore if necessary, any roll can be converted on any machine the “old fashion way.” That is, looking for the flags and stopping the machine manually.

Q4: Can RollCode be installed by the user?

A: Yes. The system is designed to be user installed and configured. However, engineering start-up assistance is available at prevailing rates.

Q5: Where is the product manufactured and how is it supported?

A: All our products are manufactured in our plant in Bethlehem, PA USA and supported by our own in-house technical and engineering staff.

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Direct Losses

Rolls per shift (average)

Defects flagged per roll

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Flagged defects per week

Feet lost per defect by inaccurate flagging

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Indirect Losses

Extra minutes spent per defect at rewinder/slitter due to inaccurate flagging

Rewinding/slitting cost per hour in dollars

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Miscellaneous Losses

Yearly dollars lost due to returns/rework from unflagged defects getting to customers

Yearly dollars lost due to lost time accidents due to manual flagging

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