New functional details were presented recently by KABELSCHLEPP at the Hannover Trade Fair 2010 for products in the Conveyor and Protection Systems (CAPS) division: a coolant resistant protective cover and intelligent conveyor technology.
Peter Wolters GmbH of Rendsburg, a leading provider of grinding machines, uses only high-quality components for construction and development to ensure long-term availability and quality for its customers. That is why a new deep grinder was equipped with back panel systems from KABELSCHLEPP: The cross-cover system is used in a stainless steel version, which means that it is resistant to virtually every new medium. Conventional solutions such as bellows can be destroyed by the extremely corrosive media and particles used in the system and therefore do not offer reliable protection on the long run. With stainless steel cross-cover protection, users can practically eliminate cost-intensive downtime for repairs. The construction of the protective covers was adapted to the travel length of the machining spindle in the X and Y axis on the grinder. The synchronized expansion mechanism from KABELSCHLEPP guarantees smooth running and allows high speeds and high accelerations with no difficulties whatsoever. Designed for harsh operating conditions, the cross-cover is robust and requires little maintenance; it also features IP X5 protection against fluid spray.
Integrated safety concept for conveyors and chip containers
Another application-oriented solution offered by KABELSCHLEPP is the integration of an intelligent process controller in conveyor systems. In conventional systems, the fill level of the collection container has to be monitored by the operator. The automatic fill level and container detection function prevents overflowing and blockage – without manual intervention. It stops the conveyor when a configurable fill level is reached and the operator can change the container. This also contributes significantly to operator safety, since the detection function prevents the operator from reaching into the discharge end while the conveyor is in operation and also prevents the discharge of heavy pieces when no container is present. As soon as an empty or not overfilled container is positioned correctly under the conveyor, the controller enables the conveyor belt and checks constantly whether the container is in position. KABELSCHLEPP provides the conveyor system both in the standard version and in customized dimensions with chip containers in various models. It can optionally be equipped with a material sensor so the conveyor belt speed changes when chips or similar material are present on the belt. The "intelligence" of the system allows recording of operating times and downtimes.
With the Specials 2010 KABELSCHLEPP presented individual customer solutions in addition to the current product portfolio at this year’s Hannover Trade Fair 2010 in April. The products presented include both new developments and improvements on existing solutions, as well as industry-specific special versions. They represent the company’s present focus of activities: to achieve a suitable, economical and reliable solution for every application – and therefore to implement decades of technological expertise for a fast time-to-market factor