Custom Automation Machinery
SPS provides custom automated machinery and manufacturing automation equipment to a variety of industries including paper manufacturing, paper converting, plastics manufacturing, ceramic manufacturing, and food processing industries.
These specialized applications expose the SPS engineering staff to the nuances of unique markets and add to our extensive design cell library. This custom business is an important component of SPS strategy to remain well-versed with emerging technologies.
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Automated Robotic Slitter Changing System
Designed and built for our sister company, JSI, this is a complete Automated Slitting System with Robotic blade changes. The evolution of old technologies provides many options and optimization not available in the past. With the addition of the robotic axis and returnable blade holders, operators no longer have to be responsible for the maintenance and handling of slitter blades.
- Never have an operator touch a slitter blade
- Reduce downtime due to blade changes
- Gain accuracy predicting blade wear
- Maximize blade life through wear traceability
Accu-Slit High Speed Slitter Positioning System
Designed and built for our sister company, JSI, Accu-Slit is an innovative automatic slitter positioning system that sets in five seconds or less, making it the best choice when minimum positioning time and maximum positioning accuracy are required. The system utilizes individual brushless linear servo motors on each slitter carriage. Carriages are positioned with linear motors that offer high speed, zero backlash, and maintenance-free, non-contact operation. The linear motor has zero internal moving parts, reducing the chance of breakage or malfunction. Carriage positions are tracked with non-contact magnetic encoders, eliminating the need for homing after a power loss because the absolute position encoders provide instantaneous feedback for each carriage, saving precious time and dollars. The non-contact feature of the components ensures no degradation in performance over time, in contrast to gear and belt-driven systems that wear out with heavy use.
- Repeatable positioning accuracy of 0.01” or better
- Minimum cut width of 6”
- Enclosed, dust-free environment for positioning components
- Extended service life of all components (no belts, rollers, rotating elements)
- Available as a standalone system or incorporated into existing systems
- Available in horizontal and vertical applications