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Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

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New electronic line shaft

New electronic line shaft The precise positioning capabilities of the PowerFlex 700S drive system enables it to replace outdated mechanical line shafts and gearboxes in printing, web handling and other tension control applications. PowerFlex 700S is also ideal for new pressures used for printing Rotogravure, for magazines and packaging, and for those printing Flexographic Gearless for packaging. The electronic line shaft system offers printers a convenient method of maintaining speed and registration control of printing presses. Users can enjoy the benefits of shaftless drive control, including increased flexibility, improved power transmission and reduced downtime. "Printers who are looking to upgrade or revamp their current control system will benefit from the flexibility and state of the art performance of the PowerFlex 700S drive in an electronic line shaft configuration," explains Gerry Niebler, print marketing manager at Rockwell Automation. "In addition to eliminating the costs of mechanical replacements and spare parts, the system provides precise positioning and synchronisation for increased productivity. With electronic line shaft capability, users can reduce the mechanical complexity of their system by eliminating expensive rotating components like gears, shafts, clutches and couplings when transmitting power from line shaft motors to the press itself. This, combined with its open architecture and standard off-the-shelf products, helps provide improved usability and support over traditional line shaft drive control. The solution provides a simple retrofit option for adding units on an existing press, and helps eliminate the need for expensive components.

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