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“Continuous Run” Safely Enhances Sheeter Productivity

Monday, July 07, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Affordable and designed to safely enhance productivity, the continuous run discharge feature on sheeters from MAXSON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY COMPANY (Westerly RI) permits uninterrupted production while the Operator changes skids of material without rejecting any acceptable sheets. 

At a preset count, the sheeter automatically ramps down to a reduced speed.  At the same time, the high and low speed tape sections of the sheeter accelerate clearing sheets from the delivery system, conveying them into the stacker. When the last sheet assigned to the pile enters the stacker, the load table automatically lowers to the off load position, without exposing the Operator to danger compared to an extending grid design.

Simultaneously, the slow speed tape section adjusts to a creep rate, resulting in heavily overlapped sheets.  These sheets move slowly toward the stacker, providing time for the full skid to be lowered and removed.  The Operator positions the empty pallet(s) on the load table while the sheeter continues to run.  Once the pallet(s) are positioned, the Operator returns to the main console and raises the load table.  When the load table is raised, a sensor detects the skid being in position and returns the sheeter, the high speed tapes and low speed tapes to their originally set speeds.

The Operator removes the full skid to storage and prepares for the next skid change, positioning an empty pallet(s) and the tow motor for the next change.  The entire skid changing process is accomplished within 45 seconds, without machine stoppage or lost sheets.


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