A roll of .003” thick aluminum, 29” wide, 6” core, 36” outside diameter, up to 800 pounds.
This application required unwinding a roll of aluminum, cutting it into 50” long sheets, and stacking them into 12” high stacks. The cycle rate for this application was 9 sheets per minute based on a 56” cut length.
- The material went on a heavy duty motorized unwind with a dancer assembly.
- The material went over a set of idler rollers to maintain web tension and alignment.
- The cut-to-length knife assembly cut the aluminum to the proper length.
- Grippers held the cut product while it was indexed and moved into position over the stack.
- The automated stacking system created 12” high stacks, after which the machinery stopped and a visual alert was displayed on the light tower.
- Operator removed completed stack product and placed a new tray onto the stacker to resume production.
- PLC controls and HMI color touch screen was provided for easy entering of operator information, including cut length, run time, and number of cut pieces.
- All components were mounted to a heavy duty extruded aluminum frame.