Flying saw


Endless material must be cut to length – the classic job for the “flying saw.” Before the cutting process starts, the saw
must be synchronized, during the cutting process, the saw must move synchronously with the material and, at the end, it must
return to the start position to begin the cycle again.

The “Flying Saw” module can also be used to realize other applications with a similar cycle, for example, synchronous material
transportation, filling stations or “flying punches.”

There are two ways of generating the start signal for synchronization:

  • With cut length control

  • With cut length control with label sensor

The SEW “Flying Saw” application module is a component of the MOVIDRIVE® software package MOVITOOLS® MotionStudio. The user-friendly interface guides you through the process of entering the parameters. Only those parameters
required for the specific application, such as cutting lengths and engaging distance, must be entered.

The application module uses this information to create the control program, then loads it onto the inverter. MOVIDRIVE® then takes over the entire motion control.
No matter how large the variety of applications for your “flying saw,” the wide range of functions provided by the application
module provides the right solution for every task.

  • Choice of fieldbus or terminal control.

  • Specification of different cut lengths via terminals or fieldbus.

  • Cut edge protection or singling using the “Draw gap” function.

  • Immediate cut function by manual interrupt.

A significant feature of the MOVIDRIVE® drive inverter used with the applications modules is the integrated IPOSplus® positioning and sequence control system. Based on the specifications, an IPOSplus® program in MOVIDRIVE® controls the entire motion sequence with the application module as machine-oriented as possible.
  • User-friendly user interface.

  • Only the parameters needed for the application must be entered.

  • Guided parameter setting process instead of complicated programming.

  • Optional cut length control or cut length control with label sensor.

  • During operation, all important data is displayed on the monitor.

  • All movement control is carried out by the IPOSplus® program in MOVIDRIVE®
  • Simple integration into higher-level machine control systems is possible via fieldbus.

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