AC-Sys PLC Programmer

Hot Foil PrintingProject: Hot Foil Printing

Category: Motion Control

Project Description
AC-Sys were contacted when a range of mechanically driven hot foil machines had reached the end of there service life. The original system used cams and clutches to vary the foil pull length across a hot plate bed for printing.

AC-Sys provided the client with all the electrical and control means to achieve the foil pull system electronically. Driven from a simple HMI the foil length can now be varied with accuracies to +/-0.1mm on the run. The system also has a motion profile which optimises the foil usage, by dynamically varying the pull lengths.

This was achieved using stepper motors, independent drivers and PLC, to provide excellent results.

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