In 2016 we will be installing three shaftless backstands at our Duplex tape machine, #94 and #93 converting machines. We purchased the backstands from our “Corporate Cousins” Flutes, after searching for some time for a suitable fit. These backstands will eliminate the lifting, pulling, and bending over that would certainly have led to injury from dealing with the heavy shafts that are currently in use. Our maintenance department is currently fabricating specialty parts for and rebuilding the first unit to fit the needs of the #94 winder. These will make for a fantastic improvement to the safety and efficiency of our operators and their machines.