Tidland ESP – Electronic Slitter Positioning System

Designed to save downtime and increase productivity, Tidland’s ESP – Electronic Slitter Positioning System allows an operator to move 10 knives in under one minute with the web in place with accuracy of +/- 0.1 mm (0.004 inch) deviation.

Created for use in mill finishing and other large-scale converting operations, the ESP delivers intuitive, easy-to-use touch screen interfaces and can retrofit to most winders regardless of web path. Typical materials include: coated and uncoated boards, tissue, newsprint and fine papers. This robust system has been specifically designed to perform reliably in the most demanding environments.

The ESP’s modular design allows for easy upgrade from the manual version, and easy retrofitting into numerous brands of winders, offering the benefits of standardized parts. Converting to ESP’s automatic system affords the benefits of trim management, unlimited set pattern memory and computer software that is easy-to-use, and can be integrated into your mill-wide systems.


Key Features:

  • Retrieve unlimited stored patterns for faster changeover
  • Custom-engineered to your specific needs
  • Adapts easily to center-wind, center surface or bi-wind machines
  • Designed for demanding environments
  • Low maintenance for continuous operations
  • Reposition upper and lower knives simultaneously in either direction with the web in place
  • Knives are repositioned without homing, even after a power outage occurs
  • Multiple software options available to interface with mill computer systems
  • Affordable installations typically require no more than 48 hours
  • Ugrade from manual to fully automatic, with installation taking an average of 12 hours


  • Minimum Slit Width 6 inches
  • Maximum Designated Speed*3,048 mpm
  • Pneumatic Instrument Grade Air (Nominal)80 – 100 psi
  • Electrical 3-Phase Standard 460 VAC