Pittsburgh-based Conair Group said the position-based servo-drive system, now standard on its new fly knife cutters, increases the cut-to-length accuracy by as much as 1,000 percent, at a price nearly 20 percent lower than similar cutters.
The CKS series cutters are available in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-inch diameter cutting capacities. The machine can make up to 350 cuts per minute in on-demand mode, or up to 4,500 cuts per minute in flywheel mode.
Conair said the standard positional servo drive provides cut-response repeatability within plus or minus 0.1 millisecond, a tenfold improvement over conventional velocity-based systems.
The control panel features a multitasking motion coordinator instead of a more conventional preset counter. The motion coordinator measures length instead of depending on readings that come from a separate counter—virtually eliminating the time required for the program loop to monitor incoming information on length, check against the programmed length, and signal the cut.
A built-in repeatability tester confirms cutter accuracy, in real time.
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