Production is based on cycle time and panel size. Assuming that each section is curing 3 panels whose dimensions are 24″ x 24″ (60cm x 60cm) and assuming a cycle time of 90 seconds, production per shift equals:
=4 ft2 (.36M2)
=12 ft2 (1.1M2)
=12 ft2 x 320 cycles or 3840 ft2/shift
=1.1 M2 x 320 cycles or 352 M2/shift
Automated Tightener / Flattener System
The Taylor Automated Front End is designed to double the operators production. Utilizing PLC software and sensors, the Tightener / Flattener will index across the series of clamps, and automatically engage, flatten, and tighten the clamps while the operator is organizing the next batch of material for the Glue Applicator. The software also has a “Sequencing Program” that allows you to set a distinct path for the Tightener setting an order of clamps to tighten that makes the most sense for your products. Adjustable tightening and flattening pressure make this machine the most versatile and efficient design in Taylors’ arsenal.
Motor Drive for Rotation of the Sections:
The motor drive rotates the Clamp Carrier from section to section. It is offered with a pneumatic or hydraulic (shown) motor. The Motor Drive worm gear reducer insures controlled indexing from section to section, even when rotating an unbalanced load. The Motor Drive is controlled by a Joystick, on the Front Rest of the machine, and can rotate forward or reverse. The Motor Drive speeds rotation of the machine with precise control and minimizes operator fatigue.
High End, American Made Hydraulic System
The Clamp Carrier hydraulic system incorporates a proportional valve controlled by the programmable controller. By using a series of sensors and inputs, the controller monitors and measures the traverse speed of the Clamp Tightener carriage, the rotational speed of the Clamp Tightener, and the speed of the Clamp Carrier rotation. These measurements are taken on every cycle during normal operation and speeds are automatically adjusted up or down without operator or maintenance intervention. This upgrade take a huge step towards a maintenance free machine
- The operator removes glued panels from one section of the Clamp Carrier and refills the section with stock taken from the outfeed of the Glue Applicator
- The operator adjusts the rear jaws of the clamps (if necessary), and presses the “Tighten” button on the control stand. The machine does all the rest
- The operator is free to prepare stock and feed the Glue Applicator
- All panels are flattened and clamps tightened automatically until the Tightener/Flattener carriage comes
to a stop at the right end of the front rest. The front rest then slides out to provide clearance for the clamps, the Motor Drive indexes the Clamp Carrier to the next section of clamps, and the front rest returns. The Tightener/ Flattener carriage then traverses to the left, stopping and loosening clamps that it finds along the way, and comes to a stop at the left end of the front rest