This custom sheeting system takes an extruded film, indexes and cuts the sheets to lengths in increments of up to six digits, and then feeds directly to an automated stacking station.
The extruded web first enters an accumulator which is equipped with a multitude of rollers and a dancer system to maintain proper web tension. Positioned directly after the accumulator is the FGW-1000 Cut-to-Length unit.
- The AZCO automated stacking station is positioned directly after the AZCO FG-1000 cut to length unit.
- The station will be capable of handling a 24“ tall stack of sheets measuring (width 24”-30”) and (length 12”-41”); 0.1” thick; weighing a maximum of 500 lbs.
- The height of the stacking station is motorized to provide precise adjustments. A series of optical sensors are installed to ensure proper operation.
- Once the guillotine knife assembly has performed its cut, a gripper system will take the cut sheet to the final position on the stacking station.
- When the sheet is placed on the stack, the gripper will index back to the knife assembly and wait for the next sheet to repeat this process.
- AZCO can provide a supporting technical role in the development of a tray system with the customer on which the stack will accumulate
- The stacking station will be capable of handling a 24“ tall stack of sheets measuring (width 24”-30”) and (length 12”-41”); 0.1” thick; weighing a maximum of 500 lbs.
- Sheet edge guides manually adjustable 24”-30”
- Full enclosed lexan covers with interlock access door
- Capable of multiple, adjustable height set points: bottom (lower) position, stack position, run position
- Sheet stack sensor (upper) detects when it is time to increment stacker down to create more space to accept more sheets
- Gripper finger robotic assembly for precise sheet placement on stack
- Tray platform has a low friction surface for easy transfer of loaded tray