Product Application

Soft Start Pnuematic Valves Can Avoid Machine Wear – White Paper

Posted December 17, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Pneumatics, Product Application, SMC

A machine is subject to premature wear when it's pressurized with compressed air after a scheduled shut-down. The surge in air pressure will create rapid movements in the actuators. That can cause premature wear or escalate into a hazardous situation.

Download our white paper on how simply using SMC soft start valves can help your pneumatic application.

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Parker application solution: Monofilament Winder

Posted September 23, 2013 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Innovative-IDM, Parker, Product Application

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monofilament winder

Machine Objectives:

  • Controlled tension on monofilament
  • Simple operator interface
  • High throughput

Motion Control Requirements:

  • 2 Axes of coordinated motion
  • Linear interpolation
  • Constant torque from motor

Application Solution:

The prime requirement of the bobbin drive is to provide a controlled tension, which means operating in Torque mode rather than Velocity mode. This requirement leads to the use of a servo operating in Torque mode even though a servo in Velocity mode might be recommended with an overriding torque limit. Therefore, the servo normally operates as a constant-torque drive, but if the filament breaks, the velocity is limited to the programmed value. The traversing arm is usually driven by a smaller servo.

Click here to see the full application solution from Parker. Let Innovative-IDM help you with your automation application. Give us a call at 877-906-2100 or send us an email at info@iidm.com.

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