Gillard & Co. Ltd. of Tewkesbury, England, said its Metal-Cut uses a circular knife blade to slice through metal-reinforced plastic and rubber extruded profiles, to create a clean, square cut end.
Metal-Cut uses digital, alternative-current, brushless servomotors to control the cutting and hold length accuracies to within plus or minus 0.1 millimeter, even at high line speeds, the firm said.
Both caterpillar in-feed belts have their own AC servodrive, synchronized together. Another feature: a gap-detection system for punched or slotted metal-reinforced profiles. A special fiber-optic sensor detects gaps in the metal through the plastic or rubber surface coating of the profile — and the cut is activated to slide exactly through the gap.
Also, Gillard's new 504V vertical coiling machine boasts a very small footprint. Low-tension coiling prevents stretching or distorting of product. A fully automatic traversing mechanism ensures side-by-side layering.
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