Rope Systems, Components & Field Service

Safety, practicality, and cost effectiveness are the hallmarks of Spinnaker's approach to paper machine tailing. 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.

Horizontal Rope Stretcher*

Spinnaker Super Stretch (not shown) rope stretchers run in low rope tension and automatically switch to high tension for tailing. 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.

Vertical Rope Stretcher*

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Contact us:

Spinnaker Corporation

3876 Whitetail Ct., Hobart WI 54155 USA

Ph: 877-737-3407   Fax: 920-227-4178   Email:

* These stretchers built by Custom Threading Systems LLC and sold & installed by Spinnaker. The Spinnaker SuperStretch rope stretchers are being built now and will appear on this page very soon.