Woodward Jogger Aerators has noticed an increased amount of interest from their customers in machinery that can handle larger formatted material. Currently, the largest jogger aerator we produce is a machine designed to handle material up to 60” x 80”. It seems that as a result of the new digital printers being manufactured, there is a new trend where companies are printing more and more material that exceeds 80” and can reach a maximum sheet size of 120”. No one in the market is selling a jogger aerator or pile turner that can handle such large material in large quantities. Woodward is doing everything they can to produce a machine for this market.
Woodward sent out their shop foreman and one of their lead engineers to Fibre Converters in Constantine, MI to meet with Director of Operations Mark Schuppel and other members of his team. Fibre Converters is currently running material up to 120’’ on a jogger aerator designed for small material with some success; however, they are significantly limited by the maximum weight capacity of this smaller machine. They are also concerned about the wear and tear caused to their machine by this application. They are one of companies that would benefit greatly from a larger jogger aerator or pile turner that Woodward hopes to create. Ideas were bounced back and forth, and after a very successful meeting, Woodward engineers are working hard on turning conversations about this machine into reality.
If a large format jogger aerator or pile turner like this would benefit your facility, please feel free and contact Woodward at (201) 933-6800 or by email on their website- woodwardusa.com. We are trying to compile a list of companies who can utilize this type of machine. Once Woodward comes up with timelines and pricing, we would be happy to reach out to you with all information.