Maxcess Launches the FIFE-500 MAX Web Guiding System

A major upgrade to the legacy FIFE-500, the FIFE-500 MAX was designed from the ground up to offer more features and more value

Oak Brook, IL – Maxcess, a global leader in innovative products and services for web handling applications, today unveiled the FIFE-500 MAX web guiding system. Ideal for nonwoven, tag and label, battery converting and numerous other narrow web applications, the FIFE-500 MAX packs in more features while improving accuracy and throughput.

“We took the FIFE-500, which has been an industry favorite for more than a decade and asked our customers what they wanted in a next-generation guiding system,” said Darren Irons, Global Product Manager for Fife and MAGPOWR. “Our biggest takeaway was that our customers want robust networking options, like Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, CC-Link and more. We were able to pack in these features at a lower price point as our previous FIFE-500, giving our customers more features and ultimately more value.”

Featuring a five-inch touchscreen interface with multiple languages, newly designed sensors for enhanced resolution and accuracy, a smoother 8-pole motor for better guiding at slow speeds and an all-new modern design, the FIFE-500 MAX ushers in the next-generation of guiding from Fife, the company who invented the first web guide back in 1939. The FIFE-500 MAX can accommodate web widths up to 600 mm, with maximum tension up to 400 N. Fife will be releasing larger sizes of the FIFE-500 MAX, up to 900 mm and 800 N, in Q4 of 2022.

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About Maxcess: Maxcess helps its customers maximize productivity through innovative products and services worldwide. By combining more than 400 years of global service and support across the storied product brands of RotoMetrics, Fife, Tidland, MAGPOWR, Webex, Valley Roller, Componex and Maxcess Vision Systems, Maxcess offers an unrivaled network of application experts and end-to-end web handling solutions to help you work better, faster and smarter. Visit them online at