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AZCO Corp.: Release liners affixed to extruded material which is then cut to length
Friday 10 May 2019, Products and Innovations

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AZCO Corp. (Fairfield, New Jersey) has designed and manufactured a cut-to-length solution for a complex application which required unwinding and feeding release liners to be affixed to the top and bottom of an extruded material and then cutting the material to a determined length. The complete system includes dual unwinds, knife assembly, and shingling conveyor.

Dual cantilever design brake unwinds feed out the release liners from two rolls, and they are then joined to the top and bottom of the extruded material.  The material travels through a set of nip rollers which compress and adhere the liners to the extrusion.  A dancer controls the speed of the nip rollers and keeps the material from wandering.

An internal guide directs the material from the drive rollers into the knife assembly where it is cut to a defined length. The cut samples drop onto a conveyor which indexes forward, shingling the material. 

The modular designed knife assembly is pneumatically operated, requiring 40-60psi [2.75–3 Bar] of regulated air pressure.  The unit is PLC controlled.  An operator control panel is provided which includes an HMI colour touch screen for easy setup and operation.

All components are mounted onto an aluminium top plate and supported by clear anodised aluminium columns.  The unit is free standing.

AZCO Corp. designs and manufactures modules and units used to feed, cut and place products.  Their concept is based on a building block model.  Standard modules and units can be purchased alone or in combination to build a solution that meets unique needs.  Standard units are in stock and can be customised to fit specific requirements.

AZCO's new technology (photo: AZCO Corp.)
AZCO's new technology (photo: AZCO Corp.)