Now format alignments are as easy as snapping your fingers … multicon AccuDrive
- Minimized machine editing time
- Quick and reliable format realignments
- Elimination of editing errors
- Minor reject rate after format realignments
Baumer designed a flexible shaft positioning system with several configurations and different stages of automation that adapts to individual needs. The single system components can also be implemented in combination with each other at one and the same machine. Electronic support in manual operations is as possible as automated positioning by servo drives AccuDrive now fills the gap between mechanical hand wheels and servo drives and is the perfect solution for partially automated format alignments at wood and metal sheet processing, packaging and printing machines.
The mobile actuator looks like a power tool and is capable of communicating by infrared interface with position displays directly mounted on the positioning shafts. Status LEDs indicate the operator which shaft requires realignment and in which positioning order. Any mix-ups and resulting collisions are eliminated, furthermore handling is very easy. The power tool is simply docked to the shaft to be positioned, and the respective position display transmits the commands for clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation or slow speed. When reaching the target position the power tool stops automatically.
This means a considerable improvement to the operator, especially when a format implies many shaft align-ments. Result: less manual work and improved machine performance by reduced set-up times. The position-ing operation is always in correct direction (for example shaft tolerance compensation) and formats become electronically reproducible profiles less any risk of editing errors. The positioning system comprises a compact controller capable of administering up to 100 profiles that are made available for later recalls to maximum 32 position displays. The position displays provide a 7 segment backlit display easy to read even at diffuse light.
- MC 13 2009 Accu Drive b1 (745 KB)