A web guide actuator is a key component of a web guiding system used in various manufacturing processes involving continuous webs of material, such as paper, plastic film, or metal foil. Its primary function is to precisely adjust the lateral position of the material (the “web”) as it travels through a production line.

The actuator typically consists of a motorized mechanism that moves a guiding element, such as rollers, guides, or edge sensors, to correct the alignment of the web. It receives signals from web guide sensors that detect the position of the web relative to a desired path or reference point. Based on this feedback, the actuator adjusts the position of the guiding element in real-time to keep the web centered and aligned properly.