AccuNET - Controller

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Product Intro:
SUPERIOR SPEED & ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY IN A COMPACT WEB GUIDE CONTROLLER.

AccuWeb’s dynamically compensated WideArray™ and PointSource™ edge detectors as well as WideArray 2.0™ and CLS Pro 600.
Product Description:

24 V DC Operation - The AccuNET controller is easy to integrate into existing converting lines or control panels. 

Symmetrical Edge Processing - Parralled processing with 2 PointSource or WideArray edge detectors. 

DualEdge™ Guiding –  Capable of centerline guiding webs up to 18” wide using a single WideArray edge detector.

Backwards Compatibility - Compatible with all existing PointSource and WideArray edge detectors.

WideArray 2.0™ and CLS Pro Compatible - Seamless plug and play compatibility.

Faster Response - 32 Bit processing plus fast closed loop for better performance. 

Built In Discrete I/O - Standard feature for easy integration. 

Operator Friendly - Intuitive operator interface with 5" color touch screen.

Network Friendly - Integrated fieldbus easily interfaces with most popular fieldbus networks, including Ethernet IP, ProfiNET, EtherCAT and Modbus TCP.

Upgrade Friendly - Add new features and increased speed to older systems. 

 

AccuWeb

Introduction

AccuWeb is known for its patented compensated ultrasonic edge detection systems. They are used worldwide and have outstanding quality, durability, and trouble-free operation. The company has a reputation for producing state-of-the-art equipment for guiding a wide variety of webs including clear film, aluminium, holograms, and non-wovens. AccuWeb is innovative, leading the web guide industry in the use of digital electronics to ensure high reliability and unsurpassed performance. As web guide specialists, AccuWeb tailors a complete web guide system around the type of linear actuator and edge detector your particular application requires.

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History

AccuWeb was founded in 1984, with its focus initially on laminating and coating. They are still a large focus of the company as they have grown and further innovated and developed, especially for their custom systems. In the converting and printing trade in the US, AccuWeb is the biggest quality assurance system supplier.

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About

AccuWeb’s systems are used all over the world, whether you want to make improvements, or start from scratch, their technology can benefit you. They stock compensated edge detectors and line sensors in infrared and ultrasonic modes they all have coloured line guide sensors. They also make intelligent controllers, that are both accurate and compact and they create high-quality electro-mechanical linear actuators, they have over 20 years of experience in this field. They are also known for their precision guide assemblies, they pride themselves on having an exclusive linear bearing system.

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Accuweb Supplier

Here at Swallow Machinery Limited, we are proud to supply and sell Accuweb’s products. Whether you want paper, film, or foil web guiding systems, our team can help you choose the right one for your needs. We can analyse your application and requirements and find you the most appropriate system. Our engineers can also provide a full installation and commissioning service.

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Industries Served

AccuWeb’s products serve a wide range of industries like:

  • Coating and laminating
  • Wibe web converting
  • Narrow web converting
  • Sheeting
  • Film Extrusion
  • Bag making
  • Tissue/ nonwovens converting
  • Slitting
  • Metal/ strip converting
  • Custom web handling

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Manufacturer products


AP Series - Mid to Narrow Web Applications

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Product Intro:

The AccuGuide PDG-AP Series, part of AccuWeb’s complete line of Positive Displacement Guide systems, are engineered for precision and dependability. Manufactured with rugged anodized aluminum plate, the AP Series are cost-effective systems that deliver premium performance in even the most demanding operations. 

One or more pairs of proprietary linear bearings support the moving frame and idler roller assembly, securely linking it to its stationary base. This unique linear bearing system allows the guide assembly to be installed in vertical, horizontal or inverted positions for optimum application flexibility.
Product Description:

Low-Inertia Aluminum Plate Design — High strength-to-weight ratio allows fast frequency response in mid to narrow web configurations.

Proprietary Linear Bearing System — Cam follower bearings run in a hardened track, providing line contact for reduced friction and wear, resulting in a faster response.
 

Standard Sizes and Custom Assemblies — If a stock drop-in unit doesn’t match your needs, a custom AccuGuide PDG-AP can be designed for your specific applications.

Easy Wipe Down — Smooth, anodized flat surfaces are simple to maintain in clean room environments.
 
Free-turning Idler Rollers — Free-running bearings minimize rotational torques – ideal for running light webs. Dynamically balanced rolls ensure vibration-free performance. Choose from live shaft or dead shaft options.

EVO 150 - Controller

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Product Intro:
A COMPACT 24V DC WEB GUIDE CONTROLLER FOR BRUSHED AND BRUSHLESS ACTUATORS.

The EVO 150 offers both versatililty and reliability in a remarkably small package. It integrates easily with industry standard networks and is compatible with all AccuWeb dynamically compensated WideArray™ and PointSource™ edge detectors that automatically calibrates the web guide system for environmental changes and process contamination.

Product Description:

24V DC Operation — Integrates easily into existing lines or control panels. 

150 Watts of Power — Enough power to control all web guiding actuators. 

Advanced Brushed or Brushless Drive – works with existing actuators and maintenance-free brushless motors. 

Network Friendly 
— EtherNet/IP, PROFINET I/O, and discrete I/O communication protocols allow easy interface with PLC networks. 

Web Accessible
 — Integrated web connection via standard EtherNet cabling allows convenient uploading and downloading of guide settings and performance data. 
 

Applications — Designed for web applications up to 40" wide. 

DualEdge™ Guiding — Capable of centerline guiding webs up to 18" wide using a single WideArray™ edge detector. 
 

Four Configurations — The EVO 150 control module is available for DIN rail mounting or in steel enclosure with optional switchpad or touch screen HMI.

Ratings — Enclosures are rated IP65 for protection from harsh environments, and designed to UL, EUL, CUL and CE codes. Reference UL certificates at www.ul.com.

FS Series - Wide Web Applications

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Product Intro:

The AccuGuide PDG-FS Series of Positive Displacement Guides are constructed of welded structural steel tube to provide the exceptional strength and reliability needed for wider webs and higher tension applications. Like all AccuWeb web guides, the PDG-FS Series incorporates proprietary linear bearings and a carriage design that allows optimum web guide performance whether installed in a vertical, horizontal or inverted position.

Product Description:

Heavy-Duty Construction — Structural steel tube design engineered to provide the optimum strength-to-weight ratio for high tension load applications.

Proprietary Linear Bearing System — The PDG-FS Series incorporate proprietary linear bearings that support and secure the moving frame and idler roller assembly to the guide’s stationary base. Its unique cam-following bearing design minimizes friction and wear while allowing fast response to the guide actuator.

Custom Assemblies — When a challenging application can’t be solved with a standard product, a custom designed AccuGuide PDG-FS provides a huge range of frame, roller, and finish options.
 

Free-turning Idler Rollers — Free-running bearings minimize rotational torques – ideal for running light webs. Dynamically balanced rolls ensure vibration-free performance. Choose from live shaft or dead shaft options.

An AccuWeb® System is a Sound Investment

  • Tangible Benefits — While web guides represent a nominal expense within an entire converting line, they can have considerable impact on product quality, process waste, operating speeds, efficiency and maintenance costs. Choosing a web guide system that delivers optimum trouble-free performance is a wise investment. 
  • The Support of Web Guide Experts — The AccuWeb application engineering team helps you determine the best guide design and location to fit your specific converting operation. By evaluating your web widths, materials and change-over frequencies, as well as operating environment, AccuWeb helps ensure greater harmony between our innovative guide components and your web converting process for an optimum return on your investment

Linear Actuators

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Product Intro:

ACCUWEB COVERS THE ENTIRE RANGE OF WEB GUIDE APPLICATIONS WITH ELECTROMECHANICAL LINEAR ACTUATORS. CHOOSE FROM BRUSHED OR BRUSHLESS AND AC SERVO MODELS, AVAILABLE FOR APPLICATIONS EXCEEDING 100,000 LBS

Choose from brushed or brushless and AC Servo models, available for applications exceeding 100,000 lbs.

 

Product Description:

Zero Backlash for Maximum Accuracy — Belt-driven ball-screw/lead-screw design for superior reliability and low maintenance. Industrial-grade, sealed thrust bearings are used in all actuators 

Load-Rating — Models available to guide loads exceeding 100,000 lbs when mounted on low friction linear bearings.
 

Servo Center — Standard on all models. Servo-center position may be adjusted on most models 

Easy Installation — Internal end-of-travel (EOT) protection eliminates external switches and wiring.

Long Stroke — Up to +/-10" stroke standard. Optional models with up to +/-24" stroke available.

Applications — Linear actuators can be applied to guide frames (both positive displacement guides and steering roll guides), unwind stands, winders, rewinders, coilers, and uncoilers.

Hazardous Duty Operation — Linear actuator models with brushless and purged DC motors available to operate in Class I Division 1 Group C&D hazardous environments.

A Better Linear Actuator Design

  • High-performance DC Servo motors 
  • Extended-life, heavy-duty brushes (brushless models available) 
  • Rugged, sealed construction 
  • High quality, over-sized industrial grade, sealed thrust bearings 
  • Prelubricated maintenance-free design 
  • Heavy-duty rod ends simplify installation and withstand side loads 
  • All models have end-of-travel (EOT) and Servo-center Function 
  • Back driving is eliminated by unique timing belt configuration

Micro 1000 - Controller

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Product Intro:
A COMPACT CONTROLLER WITH ADVANCED FEATURES – EASY TO USE WITH RELIABLE COST-EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE.

The Micro 1000® web guide controller delivers the highest level of web guide accuracy in the industry. It easily interfaces with all of AccuWeb’s dynamically compensated WideArray™ and standard edge detectors, AccuBeam® 3 line guide, and light- to medium-thrust linear actuators — all in one, compact enclosure.

 The Micro 4000NET offers outstanding flexibility by interfacing with existing customer networks and PLCs. The result is the ability to provide unmatched accuracy, consistency and reliability. It is compatible with all of AccuWeb’s dynamically compensated WideArray™ and standard edge detectors, AccuBeam® 3 line guide, and all linear actuators — all in one enclosure.
Product Description:

Power

  • Proprietary high-performance PWM DC power supply - twice the power of the previous model. Peak current rating is 10 amps.
  • Two new higher thrust linear actuators with high performance 30 VDC motors. Strokes up to +/- 6.0 inches, electronic end-of-travel and servo-center adjustment.

Control

  • Over 30 circuit enhancements with new single-board design for long term reliability. No interconnecting wires to cause failures.
  • Compact enclosure with sealed membrane switches.
  • PLC interface and remote guide point adjustment options.

Protection

  • Thermo-based sensors placed in critical component areas provide overload protection.
  • Designed for international codes- UL, cUL, CE, FCC

Controller Unit Specifications

  • 20 MHz high-integration microcontroller
  • auto-recovery after power interrupt
  • non-volatile memory for user-settable parameters and operating modes
  • on-board parameter entry and display
  • two edge detector inputs for centerline control
  • PWM motor drive (22 kHz switching frequency)
  • 120 watts continuous output power, 30 volts at 4 amps
  • 10 amp peak current limit
  • thermistor-based over-temperature protection
  • potentiometer input for actuators with electronically-adjustable end-of-travel limits
  • optically-isolated inhibit-input option
  • optically-isolated fault indicator output option
  • plug-in I/O board for PLC control (optically-isolated) option
  • IP66 enclosure design
  • environmentally-sealed function switches

 

Micro 4000Net - Controller

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Product Intro:
THE MICRO 4000NET IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE THE MOST DEMANDING WEB GUIDE APPLICATIONS.

The Micro 4000NET controller is the heart of the industry’s most advanced web guide system. It is designed to handle any application, perform in any environment, and guide all web materials. It offers outstanding flexibility by interfacing with existing customer networks and PLCs. The result is the ability to provide unmatched accuracy, consistency and reliability. It is compatible with all of AccuWeb’s dynamically compensated WideArray™ and standard edge detectors, AccuBeam® 3 line guide, and all linear actuators — all in one enclosure.

The Micro 4000NET uses distributed control technology to eliminate the installation hassles of long cable runs, expensive conduit and tedious wiring checkouts. Through the use of fieldbus communications via a small shielded cable, Micro 4000NET can send and receive web guide commands from a customer PLC or PC. A compact Micro 4000NET enclosure is mounted at each of the web guide locations and networked with one simple connection. This set-up uses shorter cables for edge detectors and linear actuator hook ups.

Product Description:

Compatible with CANopen™, ControlNet™, DeviceNet™, Interbus and Profibus®-DP protocols, Micro 4000 NET allows instant access to all web guide functions (static centerline, oscillation, remote guide point adjust, manual mode, servo-center and automatic) and feedback ( edge detector error, actuator position, at in or out end-of-travel limit, at servo-center and in automatic mode).

Digital Speed and Accuracy — Automatically calibrates the web guide system for environmental changes, web process contaminents, and web edge changes every 4 milliseconds.

Operator Friendly — Intuitive touch pad interface with LED indicators. Setup parameters are located inside the controller, safe from inadvertent adjustments.

No Setup Downtime — The system performs continuous automatic calibration of edge detectors through AccuWeb’s exclusive dynamic compensation process.

Network Friendly — Optional fieldbus adapters easily interface with most popular fieldbus networks, including ControlNet™, DeviceNet™, Modbus Plus, Profibus®-DP, and Ethernet protocols. Discreet I/O interfacing is a standard feature.

Hazardous Duty — Optional provisions for use in Class I Division 1 hazardous environment. Note: control enclosure must be located outside of the hazardous environment.Reference UL certificates at www.ul.com.

Ratings — Enclosure is rated IP65 for protection from harsh environments, and designed to UL, EUL, CUL, CE and FCC codes.

Easy Installation — All components are contained within this single enclosure – reducing interconnections and easily installs on web guide equipment next to the web guide frame. 

Point Source Edge Detector

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Product Intro:

DYNAMICALLY COMPENSATED EDGE DETECTORS FOR SINGLE POINT WEB GUIDE ACCURACY ─ USING ULTRASONIC OR INFRARED TECHNOLOGY.

Point Source edge detectors utilize a unique two beam system that continuously monitors the energy transmitted, while automatically compensating for minute environmental changes to maintain consistent guide point. This means improved web accuracy and reliability with less downtime.

 Even in the harshest environments, no other edge detector gives you more accuracy and reliability.
 
Product Description:

Dynamically Compensated — Our exclusive technology automatically adjusts for all environmental, process and web changes — temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, dirt, dust, Oxi-Dry, nitrogen additions, web flutter, or passline variations.

Any Web Material — AccuWeb’s compensated edge detectors are available in ultrasonic and infrared technology to effectively guide all web materials — paper, film, foil, nonwovens, mesh, metals — regardless of opacity level or density. Select either ultrasonic or infrared models depending on materials.

Hazardous Duty Operation — Intrinsically safe models are available to operate in Class I, Division 1 Group C&D hazardous environments.

Special Applications — High temperature models available for ovens up to 500°F (260°C). Infrared models available for vacuum environments to 10-6 Torr.

Totally Automated — No Maintenance — Our compensated edge detectors self-calibrate automatically. No operator adjustments necessary – resulting in faster make-ready. Other than an occasional wipe down, no maintenance is required.

You’ll always get more value from AccuWeb

  • Every AccuWeb edge detector has our exclusive dynamic compensation technology. 
  • Hard-coat anodized aluminum or custom engineered polymer housings provide extremely durable, yet light-weight edge detectors. 
  • Specially designed compensated ultrasonic versions are available for high temperature applications up to 500ºF (260ºC). 
  • Stainless steel and waterproof options are available for wet or harsh environments.

The advantage of dynamic compensated technology

Two beams of pulsed energy are transmitted across the detector gap.

The amount of energy received by the Edge Detection Sensor is converted to a digital web position signal. The amount of energy received by the Compensation Sensors provides a continuous reference signal to eliminate guide point drift due to changes in temperature, humidity, dust, dirt, ink overspray, web flutter, passline variations or other environmental factors. 
As environmental conditions change, the Compensation, or Reference Beam, monitors the conditions in real time and proportionally adjusts the web detection beam to maintain the original guide point.

PS Series - Narrow Web Applications

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Product Intro:

The AccuGuide PDG-PS Series, part of AccuWeb’s complete line of Positive Displacement Guide systems, are engineered for ease of use and dependability. These compact, formed steel guides are cost effective systems that deliver reliable performance. Three or more proprietary linear bearings support and secure the moving frame and idler roller assembly to its stationary base. This unique linear bearing system allows the guide assembly to be installed in a vertical, horizontal or inverted position for optimum application performance.

CHOOSE FROM 5 STANDARD PDG-PS SERIES WEB GUIDE ASSEMBLIES FOR A COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR NARROW WEB APPLICATIONS.

Product Description:

Proprietary Linear Bearing System — Cam follower bearings run in a hardened track to reduce friction and wear, allowing for a faster, more accurate response.

Simple, Drop-in Installation — Optional cantilevered brackets and guide mounted or remote mounted switch pads provide fast, trouble-free installation.
 

Free-turning Idler Rollers — Free-running bearings minimize rotational torques – ideal for running light webs. Dynamically balanced rolls ensure vibration-free performance.

Projected Pivot Point — The unique bearing system is designed to position the pivot point exactly on the incoming web plane to ensure guide accuracy.
 

Mouting Options

  • Left-right or Right-left
  • Rollers upright or inverted
  • Cantilevered mounting brackets
  • Touch pad mounting on a cantilevered bracket

Roller Options

  • Plasma coated
  • Rubber ccovered
  • Hard-coat Anodized
  • Cork covered
  • Micro-grooved

Wide Array Edge Detector

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Product Intro:

ACCUWEB'S DYNAMICALLY COMPENSATION ARRAY EDGE DETECTORS OFFER A WIDE SENSING RANGE USING EITHER ULTRASONIC OR INFRARED SENSING TECHNOLOGY

WideArray™ Edge Detectors feature large detection ranges to accommodate variations in web width. Web widths can be changed on the fly, eliminating the need to physically reposition edge detectors. Rugged and compact in size, a WideArray is easily mounted and requires only a single cable.

 Every WideArray features AccuWeb’s patented Compensated Array Technology that automatically compensates for dust, changes in temperature and humidity, as well as web flutter and passline variances, along with other environmental factors.
Product Description:

24V DC Operation — Integrates easily into existing lines or control panels. 150 Watts of Power – Enough power to control all web guiding actuators. 

Advanced Brushed or Brushless Drive — works with existing actuators and maintenance-free brushless motors. 

Network Friendly — EtherNet/IP, PROFINET I/O, and discrete I/O communication protocols allow easy interface with PLC networks. 

Web Accessible — Integrated web connection via standard EtherNet cabling allows convenient uploading and downloading of guide settings and performance data. 

Applications — Designed for web applications up to 40" wide. 

DualEdge™ Guiding — Capable of centerline guiding webs up to 18" wide using a single WideArray™ edge detector. 

Four Configurations — The EVO 150 control module is available for DIN rail mounting or in steel enclosure with optional switchpad or touch screen HMI.

Ratings — Enclosures are rated IP65 for protection from harsh environments, and designed to UL, EUL, CUL and CE codes. Reference UL certificates at www.ul.com.

You’ll always get more value from AccuWeb

  • The WideArray is ideal for any application that requires an increased detection range. Applications include edge guiding, centerline guiding, electronic oscillation to reduce guage-band build-up, positioning one web relative to another, measuring web width, and monitoring edge or centerline position.
  • A remote station can be located anywhere, allowing operators to easily adjust guide points in .001 inch increments within the wide detection range. Now operators can fine-tune web position with digital accuracy and repeatability.
  • The WideArray is ideally suited for chaser/slave applications typically found in laminating, thereby replacing complicated and high-maintenance mechanical positioning devices.
  • Web guage position and guide point can be communicated via PLC inputs using the Micro 4000®NET Controller

The advantage of patented dynamically compensated array edge detection technology

WideArray Sensor Advantages