- January 05, 2012
WESTERLY, RI | Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. offers a feature on its precision sheeters to ensure the skids of sheeted stock delivered to the printing press are free of splices that could smash blankets and cause press downtime.
A capacitance-type splice detector is mounted prior to the cutter infeed. The detector senses a change in web thickness and signals the reject gate to divert the spliced sheet at speeds to 300 cuts/min.
Controls for the splice detector are conveniently located near the monitoring equipment. Adjustment of the detector’s sensitivity is said to be simple and straightforward and has the added benefit of detecting a single splice within a pack of up to eight webs.