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The Flying Shear (also known as Flying Knife) is a common industrial application for cutting a continuous product to a set length at line speed. This means the main production process is not interrupted thus maximizing machine productivity.

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Specifications

The Flying Shear Solutions software has the following features:

·         Easy configuration

·         Hardware and software limits

·         Fieldbus interfaces are available such as EtherCAT, Ethernet /IP, CTNet, PROFIBUS-DP, DeviceNet, INTERBUS and CANopen

·         Manual jog functions

·         Homing modes, on switch or with switch and Marker pulse

·         High speed output is used to initiate the cut

·         Registration capture, with windowing

·         Batch control functions

·         Dynamic motion profile changes to cut length etc.

·         Real engineering units are used. Units are defined for the master and slave axis, as the number of encoder counts per unit

·         Resolution of the cut-length may be entered to within 0.001 units

·         Tool width compensation

·         Profile optimisation reduces the machines mechanical stress: The return profile can be calculated to operate at the slowest speed and acceleration rate, and yet with sufficient time to achieve the next cut, either triangular or trapezoidal profiles are used

·         A range of tool control modes

·         Gap control for spacing of product after-cut

·         Parallel and angled carriage applications are handled

·         CTIU HMI support

·         Can be used with SM-Applications Plus or SM-Applications Lite V2 second processors with SM-Universal Encoder Plus or SM-Encoder Plus options