Paper Machine Tailing & Threading Rope Systems, Components & Field Service

Safety, practicality, and cost effectiveness are the hallmarks of Spinnaker's approach to paper machine rope tailing and paper machine rope threading. Spinnaker products include innovative hands-free transfers, rope stretchers, direct replacement rope sheaves, free-wheeling rope sheaves, and custom designed sheaves. 


AirBlast Tail Transfer

The Spinnaker AirBlast pneumatic tail transfer device safely transfers the tail from one section to another without operator involvement and is an excellent alternative to high cost airfoil and vacuum belt transfer devices.


Spinnaker rope sheaves come in all sizes and are direct replacements for Wespatt and Kenyon rope sheaves.

Hands-Free Tail Transfer

The AirBlast tail transfer effectively creates hands free tail tranfers between sections on any grade tissue, paper or board at speeds up to 2000 FPM.



Need a special sheave? We custom design and manufacture free wheeling and other specialty rope sheaves to solve your problems.

Paper Machine Rope Stretcher

paper machine rope stretcher

Dual Rope Stretchers

Spinnaker Super Stretch rope stretchers provide the ultimate in rope tension control and operate in full auto or manual control. The ropes and splices experience less stress, which increases rope life.


Contact us for rope audits, trouble-shooting, and field service to help improve tailing safety, effeciency, and rope life.Click here for a sample rope inspection report.

Vertical Rope Stretcher

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Spinnaker Corporation

3876 Whitetail Ct., Hobart WI 54155 USA

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