Slitter Rewinders, Packaging Equipment and Converting Machinery
Amacoil linear drive units are available separately, or in custom designed assemblies, ready for installation in production machinery. The systems are used for a wide range of converting, finishing, packaging and assembly processes including slitting, coating, x-y table movement, re-winding, spreading and spraying.
Converting machinery and packaging machines — used to perform applications like printing, scoring, slitting, re-winding, slicing, cutting, spraying, coating — often require a linear drive system to move the tool head back and forth. Traditional linear drive systems like ball screws and hydraulic systems can cause unnecessary downtime and make operation more complex than needs be.
Tasks such as changing gears, replacing bent piston rods, replacing leaky seals, training personnel to operate complex controls, and other repairs and maintenance procedures take time and can require special training. Screws, hydraulic systems, timing belt drives, pneumatic assemblies — these are all hard-to-maintain/operate components and assemblies in production machinery. They can require the added expense of stepper and servo motors, controllers, sensors, torque motors, encoders, clutches, cams and more.
Used in converting machinery, the Amacoil rolling ring linear drive system provides automatically reciprocating linear motion control without the complex controls, components and programming. Amacoil linear motion is backlash-free, and the only maintenance needed is periodic light lubrication of the drive shaft. Additionally, an Amacoil system isn't screw-based. The shaft is smooth. There are no threads where dirt and debris can become trapped. That means no clogging or jamming — and no need to stop the system to clean the shaft. Nor do you need to slow down or stop the motor when changing drive head travel direction. Converting and packaging equipment pays for itself only when it's in use — and an Amacoil system helps you maximize uninterrupted production time.