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Bias Cutting Machine

Bias Cutting Machine

This machine, created for an automotive components manufacturer takes calendared silicone sheet with a woven or knitted reinforcement and creates a bias-cut, 1.5m wide continuous roll, with reinforcing polythene film on each face and overlap joints as small as 1mm. The system features innovative technology, such as ultrasonic cutting and a digital SERCOS interface with fibre optic connections and touch screen HMI for all settings and machine control.

The machine, which has increased productivity, reduced waste and improved quality for the customer, incorporates Bosch Rexroth extruded aluminium profiles for machinery framework and safety guards; self-contained linear actuators, ball rail and runner block systems; pneumatic cylinders and valves; plus electronic servo drives, HMI units and controls. The use of Bosch Ecodrive digital amplifiers with a PPC controller enabled us to dispense with a separate PLC, cutting hardware and commissioning costs, whilst providing precise and flexible control over all linear, pneumatic and electrical devices.