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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | June 24, 2007
Alternative to intermittment motion technology
Tech note from Yaskawa details a continuous motion technology based on a linear flying shear principle allows filling heads to travel with bottles as they fill, resulting in faster throughput.
Linear flying cams are used in a variety of applications ranging from cutting material on-the-fly, to filling bottles as they are fed on a conveyor, to forming soft material in a mold while being transferred along the process. This particular overview describes the flying shear (cutting) application, but can be used for any process that requires speed matching to a given axis.
Linear flying cam applications can be used to solve both random in-feed and constant feed applications. This application controls the linear axis of the saw to ensure accurate cutting as well as a digital output for providing management of the cutting mechanism.