A manufacturer of office supplies has bought a new cutting machine for the production of files. The machine must be integrated into the production hall and linked to the existing conveyor technology. The cut blanks will be stacked on the interlink system before being transported further. It should be possible to process different formats, from 616 x 318 mm to 675 x 350 mm in size. The cutting machine runs continuously and can process up to 100 blanks per minute.
mk supplied the interlink system, consisting of a stacking magazine, conveying path and transfer, in order to connect to the existing conveyor technology. The blanks fall continuously from the cutting machine into the stacking magazine. The magazine can be adapted to the different formats using clamping levers. Once enough blanks are stacked, the first stack is transported onwards. Meanwhile, the second stack begins to accumulate. The pawl for collecting the second stack must be extended within 0.6 seconds in order to correspond to the cycle time of the cutting machine. At the end of the line, the stacks are conveyed by means of a roller conveyor and a timing belt conveyor aligned transversely to the transfer to the existing conveyor technology. The transfer was provided with a cover that complies with accident prevention regulations. mk programmed the entire controller for the interlink system, including interfaces for the material flow. This element can therefore be operated independently and integrated into the customer's higher-level safety circuit.