CHICAGO—Extrusion Services Inc. and G.F. Goodman & Sons Inc. debuted downstream equipment at NPE 1997 in Chicago that they said provides cost-effective solutions to processing, cutting and fabrication problems.
Akron, Ohio-based Extrusion Services' new servo-driven flycutter relies on direct connection between the motor and blade to use the motor's torque capacity fully. It features a new cutting-head design, a programmable servo controller and length accuracy of 0.01 inch. Its preset digital counter can connect to an existing encoder or puller.
Extrusion Services' new Super Quench spray cooling tank disperses more cooling water on an extruded product and is more efficient than conventional systems, the firm said.
The Accupunch fabrication and cut-off system is aimed at rigid and flexible profiles. It can make cutouts, notches, and multiaxis and angled end cuts in-line. Its air-operated press system includes a servo-driven stop/go feed and fiber-optic length control for accuracy. Its controller can handle machine actions at 60 cycles per minute, at line speed of 100 feet per minute.
The firm's new middle-duty, dual-belt puller has a two-post ``H'' frame design with outboard-bearing support plate, right-angle gearboxes and vertical drive shaft connected to a variable-speed, direct-current motor.
Ivyland, Pa.-based Goodman's new caterpillar feeder and puller for pipe, tubing and profiles features a double-sided timing belt drive for accuracy, higher operating speed and less noise and maintenance compared with conventional drive-shaft and bevel gearbox systems.