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Integrated positioning drive from Sick

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HIPERDRIVE, the integrated positioning drive consisting of a motor, gears, an absolute measurement system, and performance and regulatory electronics, allows rapid automatic product and format changes in, for example, printing, packaging and metal processing machines. The advantage: good flexibility and lower equipping times reduce operating costs.

Small batch sizes and frequent product changes affect the level of utilisation of packaging and other processing machines. Numerous adjustment and setting processes on rollers, limit stops or other equipment are frequently required before production can begin. Equipping times are correspondingly long if these are carried out manually, particularly for more complex machines with many axes that require adjustment.

Improved equipping with automatic format adjustment.

Time savings, the precision and reproducibility of the setting, fewer rejects, more quality and a high level of operating reliability, the integral positioning drive HIPERDRIVE (High Integrated Performance Drive) provides all these advantages. HIPERDRIVE’s compact housing allows simple integration in new and existing machines. Turning moments of up to 20 Nm and a drive rotational speed of up to 35 min-1 meet the constructional requirements of machines.

Absolute detection of the angle of rotation provides a clear absolute positional value for every axle position, so no reference run is necessary on machine start-up. Integration of the positioning drive in the existing plant network takes place via a Profibus-DP clip-on module.

The high IP 65 enclosure rating allows use of the HIPERDRIVE positioning drive even under harsh environmental conditions such as those caused, for example, by paper and wood dusts, sanding, or the abrasion of rubber.

Better than hand wheels, though no replacement for servo drives on process axes.

Machines can be quickly readjusted to as many formats as necessary with HIPERDRIVE, with accurate adjustment and repeatability. It represents the optimum alternative to hand wheels, regarding technical and economic performance, particularly in those machines with several adjustment axes.

HIPERDRIVE is no replacement for the classical servo drives on process axes on machinery, but rather a reasonably priced alternative for automating the adjustment of auxiliary axes. Features such as its r.p.m. range, output performance, high stopping moment or low cabling requirement have been specially designed for this application.

HIPERDRIVE is available from Sick.

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