Modern control solution for aging Hot Wire Cutter.

A Hot Wire Cutter running on obsolete control equipment that was proving costly to both maintain and troubleshoot.

The Cutter was no longer capable of operating in variable temperature control, and a number of other features were either not working or required modification.

Due to the age of the machine and incomplete or missing documentation the customers own engineers were unable to make these changes, and DnA were asked to plan and carry out the upgrade.

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Cone pulley and belt drive system replaced with a modern ABB drive solution

Ahlstrom Paper, Chirnside replace outdated line shaft cone pulley and belt drive system for a modern ABB drive solution

A Variable Speed Drive project replaces an existing troublesome cone pulley and belt mechanically based speed control system, utilising ABB ACSM1 drives and Siemens Flender gearboxes.

Drives and Automation Ltd were awarded the contract to upgrade the existing 24 axis paper machine drive system, which was based on a line shaft with cone pulleys and belts. The proposal was to convert the existing drive spindles into independent drives utilising AC geared motors and inverter control.

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DC Drive upgrade, Laura Ashley Gravure wallpaper line

A £100K Variable Speed DC Drive upgrade project replaces an existing troublesome DC control system, resulting in increased production and reduced downtime on the Texplan / Laura Ashley Gravure  wallpaper line in Newtown, Powys.

Drives and Automation Ltd provided a complete drive control solution including the drive and PLC control panel suite. 

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Mechatronic - Laminating Machine Denmark

Drives and Automation provided design, manufacture, software development and commissioning in Denmark for replacement electrical controls of a corrugated card laminating line, manufacturing high quality packaging materials.

Printed laminate card was automatically glued at 120m/min to preformed single face corrugated card stock. The continuous roll of now laminated feed was cut to the final size utilising a rotary shear to an accuracy of better than 2mm in 1000mm.

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