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Double E Group Debuts New Appleton Side Load Slabber for the Converting Industry

Feb 06, 2024

New Side Load Slabber Reduces Cut and Strain Injuries While Increasing Efficiency In Slabbing Operations.

Featuring a number of safety features and built upon a time-proven design, Appleton’s Side Load Slabber is the newest addition to their popular line of slabbers. The Side Load Slabber is a self-enclosed, semi-automatic circular blade solution that dramatically increases the safety and efficiency of slabbing operations.

“The Slabber line from Appleton has helped countless companies optimize their waste stream without putting operators at risk of personal injury,” says Matt Spang – Double E Group’s V.P. of Sales. “With this newest addition, Appleton can offer a quick shipping solution for the most common sized applications. The Appleton team is excited to help our customers continue to solve problems in their plant.”

Operation is easy. The operator simply loads the rolls into the Side Load Slabber and then starts the slabbing process. The automated circular knife makes multiple passes over the roll cutting away the material. Once the slabbing operation is complete the operator safely removes the shaft and core from the system.

Gone are the dangerous cut and strain hazards of manual knife slabbing. In their place is a safe and efficient automated cutting solution that removes operators from the dangers of manual slabbing via a protective enclosure and multiple electronic sensors that will stop the Side Load Slabber should an operator enter the cutting area. The Appleton Side Load Slabber is a dramatically safer option to a traditionally dangerous procedure.

“We are very excited to release this new, standard option to Appleton’s extensive Slabber product offering,”says Eric Quandt – Appleton General Manager. “It was designed based on years of Appleton Slabbing experience to provide for a readily available, quick-build option to our customers. A heavy focus was put on delivering a product to meet the needs of the majority of our customers and provide a less-custom solution. We believe the Side Load Slabber delivers on all counts.”

Side Load Slabber Features:

Easy-to-use; robustly designed

Eliminates utility knives, reducing cut and strain injuries

Increases waste recovery

Allows reuse of expensive cores

Can handle almost any material on any size core

Designed and programmed around your application requirements

Pause and peel functionality for difficult materials

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact:

Technical Contact:

Jeff Behnke

Engineering Manager

Double E Group | Appleton

Neenah, WI 54956

(920) 751-1555


Media Contact:

Henry Krauzyk

Marketing Director

Double E Group

West Bridgewater, MA 02379

(508) 588-8099


Company Information:

A converting industry innovator since 1972, Double E Group is a global supplier of high-performance converting equipment. From their legendary core chucks, safety chucks, carbon fiber shafts and other equipment the company has expanded to include rollers, narrow web and small diameter converting products, core cutters and a wide range of material handling equipment to become one of the industry’s leading and trusted suppliers of critical converting solutions.

Double E Group

319 Manley Street

West Bridgewater, MA 02379




Appleton Side Load Slabber