FEBA Srl Converting Machinery manufactures a complete range of fully automatic single knife log slitters & lathe slitting systems for the adhesive and non-adhesive tape markets, foam and rubber converters, textile manufacturers, producers of foils, protection films, graphite, roofing membranes, paper, laminates & similar products. All models, from the F400 to the larger F720 & F1000 now each incorporate 3 different levels of specifications with the top levels – SL & EMDS series, providing the ultimate in precision CNC control.
The FEBA SL & EMDS models automatically position the blade in relation to the external diameter of the log being slit (via sonar), automatically self-centering the blade (via laser), irrespective of its diameter, or how much has been removed during the grinding/polishing process, which is essential for the correct usage of an automatic blade axis angle and CNC system. Many of our customers convert a vast range of products in different diameters. With most “automatic lathe slitting systems”, the operators need to set at least the traversing stops for the slitting head, be it mechanically or electrically set, and also set the limit stops to take in to account the diameter of the roll and the diameter of the slitting blade. This operation, when changing blades and log sizes, can increase down time and overall cycle times to a stage where the conversion costs are no longer in tune with the base price of most lathe slit commodity products. The FEBA lathe slitting systems will not only slash cycle times when loading different diameters of material, but also when the operator has to change blades.
The World’s First Truly Automatic Cutting Cycle – FEBA Revolutionizes Lathe Slitting
Having constructed over 2000 various types of slitting & converting machinery for the adhesive tape & general converting industries, FEBA prides themselves in offering their customers the most up to date & technically efficient production machinery. Its strong relations with industrial automation & electronic specialists in the Milan region of Italy have allowed FEBA to borrow a vision from the industrial transportation field (Electro-Magnetic Displacement System) and applied it to the mechanical & electrical efficiency of their lathe slitting line thus effectively removing mechanical servicing & lubrication from the most critical portions of an automatic log slitter.
EMDS actually lifts the slitting head and moves it to the next slitting position, faster than lead screws, without any mechanical inertia what so ever. The EMDS has also been fitted to perform the slitting action (blade penetration) and has been extremely successful on dealing with high density automotive foams at narrow slit widths as well as mid yardage filmic tapes. The newEMDS single knife log slitter now incorporates automatic roll edge acquisition, whereby the operator leaves the machine to automatically find the edge of the log and traverse to the pre-determined trim width. Add to this programmable blade AXIS angles and the new electro-magnetic displacement system (another world’s first which removes the need for lead screws and pistons) and you have the world’s first Truly Automatic Cutting System, without any operator intervention.
Take in to account that, in order to cut the overall cost in lathe slitting conversion, thus increasing profitability, machine users are looking toward Lean Manufacturing techniques that allow one machine to be extremely flexible, handling all blade sizes, log sizes and slit width changes, quickly and efficiently. Having to set any machine manually totally ruins the inherent basis for lean manufacturing and will only have a detrimental effect on production and profitability.
Ideally suited for Lean Manufacturing Techniques, the new EMDS also improves cycle times by up to 35%, removes the need for lubrication of the displacement system and reduces noise, vibration and wear & tear.