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Maxson Sheeter Is Suited for Lenticular Plastic


WESTERLY, RI | Maxson Automatic Machinery Company reports that manufacturers of lenticular plastic can now sheet the product at higher speeds than conventional drop shear equipment, while ensuring the square, accurate dimensions required by the printing industry. 

The SDFK sheeter can handle cut lengths from 11–2,000 in. (279–51,000 mm) at speeds to 300 fpm (90 mpm). A continuous operating system is provided that allow sheeted material to be accumulated until completed pile is removed.

In this sheeter design, the cutting section includes knives mounted in an upper and lower rotating cylinders. The cylinders accelerate and decelerate during each revolution so the peripheral speed of the blades and the speed of the web are equal at the cutting point, reportedly maintaining sheet length accuracy and squareness. This cutting action eliminates the skive along the leading and trailing edge on thicknesses to 0.060 in. (1.5 mm) thick, without producing slivers. Using an exclusive clash arrangement, the operator can adjust the cross cutting blades safely while the cutter is running.

The sheeting line can be equipped with an automated slitting rig module that stands alone and separate from the other sheeter components allowing accessibility during web-up. The slitters are motorized and fully automatic, moving horizontally as instructed by data entry at computer controls.

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