Material replacement, material pullout, wire straightening, feed roll replacement…
These processes usually account for half of the changeover time. This can especially be seen in large machines, as the feed roll change requires a lot of work.
The guide roll can wind straightened material back into a coil.
The coil material is formed into a straight line and supplied to the former. When the material or the diameter of the material changes, adjustments need to be made. By providing a mechanical counter for positioning the wire straightener roll and based on the value of the counter when the material’s diameter is changed, accurate reproduction can occur. Conventionally, the positioning is reproduced by using a scale and indicator, but by changing to digital, this can be done much quicker.