Automated Core Cutter Application

 The Fitch Company has partnered with Berlin Foundry and Machine manufacturing Automated Core Cutter Machinery.  A basic description of the operation of the equipment is as follows: 

Operator programs length of parent core, length of cores to be cut and number of cores to be cut, trim cut or no trim cut, all done using Allen Bradley PanelViewPlus Operator Terminal.  Parent cores are loaded into hopper by use of forklift truck, and parent cores are then loaded onto saw by automatic core feeder.  Parent core is then fed into saw and cut to whatever length has been entered by operator.  Cut cores can then be fed into other core preperation equipment or accumulated on collection tables.  

The Servo controls and other electrical control system components are developed jointly by Berlin Foundry and The Fitch Company. Generally, Allen Bradley ControlLogix L61 series processors are utilized for this application.  We can provide another processor family upon request. 

Dialup technical support is provided on all installed systems thus providing cost effective control support depth when and if necessary.

The end results of this joint venture is a mechanically sound core cutting system with a well designed and easily maintainable control system.  

Contact us or Berlin Foundry and Machine for additional information.

 

Roll Wrapper Applications

The Fitch Company has completed a wide variety of roll wrapper projects, from basic roll wrapper pocket modifications to complete roll wrapper system installations. We work closely with client staff - mill engineers, operations and maintenance personnel — to obtain a complete understanding of project scope as well as installation and custom requirements. This hands-on approach, combined with thorough fieldwork and detailed engineering work, ensures safe and successful start-ups.

In addition to providing everything from conceptual design services to system start-up, The Fitch Company offers operator and E/I training and final hardware and software documentation, so our clients are always left with maintainable and user-friendly systems.

Typically, our projects involve software implementation of roll wrap controls on Allen-Bradley PLCs with multiple PanelView operator interfaces. We design and install separate hardwired emergency stop control systems to ensure all equipment will function properly when the stop function is used. We also obtain machine-specific knowledge necessary to implement safe and practical controls solutions.

Complete systems design services include:

  • Motor control center design
  • Power system modifications
  • Operator console design
  • Installation details
  • PLC cabinet design and fabrication
  • Wiring specifications
  • Details for building general electrical modifications