08/31/2010

Peter Gillard & Co. Limited

NEW EXTRUSION ROTARY CUTTER LAUNCHED AT K’2010, DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY.

NEW CUFF CUTTER USES DIGITAL CAMERA TECHNOLOGY
GILLARD will be exhibiting a new extrusion cutting machine on their stand no. 15 B 23 at the upcoming K’2010 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The highlight will be their new high performance Servo-Torq® ULTRA cutting system for smooth, cuffed & corrugated plastic & rubber tube or pipe.

This new machine uses a special digital camera system to locate the peaks along the length of corrugated tube. This ensures that every cut takes place where it is supposed to. This is normally in the middle of the flat or smooth part of the pipe.

GILLARD say that many of these complex medical & automotive cuffed pipes contain a mix of both good cut lengths and scrap pieces. Special software has been developed to allow the operator to program in the exact sequence of good cuts that are required.

A fully digital 3-axis servo control system allows the cut point to be held to within ± 0.2 mm even at high linespeeds. Both caterpillar infeeder belts have their own AC servo drive. These are synchronised to within one encoder pulse per motor revolution. This represents a speed holding accuracy of better than 0.0005% Gillard say.

This new Servo-Torq® ULTRA will also handle conventional smooth plastic & rubber tube at high speed. Special blades have been developed to give a clean square cut finish on materials as diverse as Nylon® with EVOH & silicone rubber.

As well as this new machine, Gillard will also be exhibiting another three different types of extrusion cutting machines & two caterpillar puller/haul-offs.

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