Providing Industrial Disc Brakes to the Converting Industry for

Providing Industrial Disc Brakes to the Converting Industry for Over Half a Century: UK Company Carves a Niche in History

Providing Industrial Disc Brakes to the Converting Industry for Over Half a Century: UK Company Carves a Niche in HistoryPhoto from Alanco Alamatic Ltd.

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Alanco Alamatic, a wholly British owned company based in Manchester, UK, have manufactured and supplied industrial disc brakes, industrial brake discs, safety chucks and tension control equipment to the converting industry since 1966. They have consistently provided the highest level of service to a broad range of global clients and industries for over half a century. Their experience and reputation places them at the forefront of a very competitive market, carving a well deserved niche as respected, expert manufacturers and suppliers to the world wide converting industry.

What is the Converting Industry?

The term converting industry refers to the manufacturing practices behind the processing of materials in thin layer form. These materials are typically stored and shipped in roll form – as small as a few inches in diameter and as large as many feet in diameter. Material width can vary from a fraction of an inch to many feet wide and includes paper, plastics, film, aluminium foil, textiles, cables and steel.

Simply put, “converting” means that a roll of material is processed and becomes a roll of something elseā€¦ it is converted. For example, an unprinted roll of paper becomes a printed roll of paper, a wide roll of film becomes several narrow rolls of film or an uncoated textile becomes adhesive through a coating process. There are countless converting processes including printing, laminating, coating, cutting, extruding and packaging.

Most converting processes include several tension zones within one machine. Tension zones fall into one of three categories; unwind, internal and rewind. Web handling equipment is utilized in all tension zones. Web handling is the science, engineering and equipment necessary to transport flexible materials through various converting processes. This equipment includes industrial disc brakes and tension control as expertly produced by featured, specialised UK company, Alanco Alamatic.

“Our diverse range of products have been used for over half a century for converting applications. Our industrial disc brakes can also be used in a wide range of linear applications such as test rigs, conveyors, bridges and tension control systems, in addition to general stopping or holding duties for industrial machinery. We’re looking forward with confidence to the next half a century of trading throughout the world.”


Nigel Breeze, Director


Contact: Nigel Breeze

Phone: +44 (0)161 336 4702


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