Rotary Knife software solution slashes engineering time
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Rotary Knife software solution slashes engineering time

ORMEC Rotary knife solutionThis ORMEC system includes Indexer servo drives, pacer encoder, touch screen MMI and complimentary software.
 
The Rotary Knife, Cut-to-Length, software solution for ORMEC’s XD-Indexer servo drive system is available. The system is comprised of two XD-Indexer servo drives, a pacer encoder and an MMI touch panel. The application includes recipe management functions and an easy-to-use operator interface that supports up to 50 unique recipes.

This preprogrammed solution provides a flexible operating environment along with the ability to incorporate customer specific modifications. Benefits of this implementation include cost savings from reduced engineering time and eliminate the need for a PLC or programmable motion controller. Machine logic and calculations are executed in the operator panel using a built-in BASIC-like language.

In a typical ‘Cut-to-Length’ application, a rotary knife cuts continuously fed material (web,extrusion, wire, etc.) to specified lengths. A series of product recipes are required and are based upon predetermined input variables such as feed length, speed synchronization angle and over-speed coefficient. The feed and knife axes of motion are synchronously controlled. The knife blade tip is precisely controlled and travels at a very specific tangential velocity at the point of contact with the material to be cut.

For download instructions, technical support or additional information about this Rotary Knife application or XD-Indexer contact us at (585) 385-3520 or email sales@ormec.com

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