Flying Splice Turret Winder with Slitter and Roll Handling

M.R. Snyder assisted in the development of a new winding machine where the customer needed the ability to change winder rolls without stopping the line and desired a Rockwell solution. A flying splice turret winder was used with an AB ControlLogix safety processor and Powerflex 755 drives. Safety was emphasized and incorporated utilizing safety mats, light curtains, and magnetic gate interlocks. The entire system was designed for use in Canada on a 575V system with cUL approval.

Project Description

  • Non-woven material (new line)
  • 5 – 200 MPM
  • 60” Wide material
  • Complete Rockwell Solution (PLC – HMI – Drives)
  • Built to CUL Standards (Going to Canada)
  • 575 V Requirement
  • Safety processor used to provide for different safety zones and actions
  • Project includes turret winder, plus material handling section which handles rolls through the wrapping
  • Startup anticipated late summer 2022
  • Project Value Range: $100K – $300K

Technology Utilized

  • ControlLogix 1768-L43S Safety Processor
  • 10” Panelview Touchscreen AB#2711P-T10C4D8
  • Ethernet IP Communications
  • Stratix 1783-HMS16T4CGN Switch
  • Powerflex 755 Drives
  • Leuze Light Curtains
  • ASO Safety Mats
  • Schmersal Safety Gate Locks