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TAPPI Academy launches web and winding online courses

November 19, 2020  By P&PC Staff

TAPPI Academy has added two web and winding e-learning courses for technical personnel responsible for nearly all web machines.

The courses, “Web Handling and Converting” and “Web Winding: Machines, Mechanics and Measurements,” use videos and figure-based visuals.

They are presented by subject matter expert David Roisum, Ph.D., of Finishing Technologies, an authority in web handling and converting.


“Now more than ever, it’s important to provide quality training resources in flexible formats,” says Roisum. “These courses certainly fit that bill and offer web operators and others a convenient way to augment their professional skills.”

Students in the web handling course will learn to eliminate wrinkles, baggy webs, winding defects, and apply effective spreading, and to troubleshoot a variety of web, web handling and converting issues.

They will also learn to design and maintain web machinery, control systems for tension, nip, guiding and design processes for more reliable manufacturing.

The web winding course builds on the foundation established in the first course. Students will learn to eliminate winding defects, know whether a defect is manufacturing- or winding-related, or both, and to select and use the proper type of winder and settings for a product.

They’ll also learn how to design and maintain winding machinery and winder control systems for tension, nip and torque, and how to design and manufacture webs for more reliable winding.

Both courses include built-in learning assessments designed to reinforce comprehension. Each course is less than nine hours long, broken into modules that range from 14 minutes to an hour, allowing students to learn at their own pace.

The courses are available for individual and company licensing. For more information about obtaining a company license, contact training@tappi.org.

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