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Rollem SlipStream III collator

Monthly New Feature: SlipStream III Collator

We are focusing on one new feature of our new integrated card finishing machine the SlipStream III in the build up to drupa 2021 in April 2021, where you will be able to see this new gaming card finishing system running on our stand (Hall 6, Stand C61).

The SlipStream III gives you the facility to be able to cut, collate, punch and wrap playing cards, gaming cards or business cards in one pass, so increasing your productivity whilst producing an accurate finished product.

This month’s new feature – SlipStream III Collator

Rollem SlipStream III collator
Rollem SlipStream III Collator

As most card producers can testify, one of the significant challenges they face, is to find a reliable and efficient method of turning streams of individual playing cards into a sorted deck of cards arranged in the correct order.

This is further complicated by the modern trend towards a wider range of card pack sizes, for more and more diverse applications, with decks of up to 100 cards becoming commonplace.

The SlipStream integrated card collation module is the proven and reliable solution to that problem. The cut cards are delivered from the cutting units to the collator infeed, in virtually continuous streams, at a rate of up to 2,000 cards per minute.

PSU during assembly

In the first of a series of steps unique to Rollem’s playing card system, in the collation cartridge these streams are then turned into sub-decks, each sub-deck consisting of a row of cards. These sub-decks are then collected, in sequence, in the Pack Separation Unit, or PSU, which is where the next amazing transformation takes place.

Using the proprietary software, the PSU can be programmed to collate multiple sub-decks into a single deck. Each completed deck can therefore consist of as many, or as few, sub-decks as are required.

With this feature, a deck can consist of multiple sheets, or conversely, one sheet could produce multiple decks.

Complete decks are delivered from the PSU ready for the next process in the in-line system, the Rollem AutoPunch.

To discuss please contact Stewart Dyer on +44 1226 745476 or click here to email

Next month’s new feature will be the Updated Control Systems

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