Slitting Line Controls Upgrade Feature

EDC has extensive experience working with slitting lines in the metals industry. From working with OEM controls for brand new slitting lines to retrofitting legacy equipment, our team has worked on hundreds of slitters.  For much more info, including case studies:

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Web wire and strip

Specializing in tension control, EDC has engineered, built and retrofitted controls for 100’s of Pay-offs, Take-ups, Rewinds, Unwinds,  and Spoolers.

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Traverse Winder Splash

EDC Systems has perfected the art of traverse winder retrofits. Using an Allen Bradley Control Logix PLC , Panel View Plus 700 touch screen and high performance algorithms, obsolete and outdated traverse winders have new life with EDC self-contained controller. Whether you want to retrofit a single station or upgrade a multi-strand line, EDC has the experience to extend the years of service of your equipment.  Ask about the EDC rental program.

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Ruesch Sidewinder #8 control panel

As the Ruesch touch screen computers grow older,  finding other parts is a growing challenge.  EDC has integrated a traverse winding package based on Allen-Bradley’s Compact Logix PLC and Panel View Plus 700 touch screen.  EDC has proprietary algorithms for turn points, wrap angles and tension control and can position a hydraulic servo valve or servo motor and lead screw for the traverse axis.

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Coating Line

EDC has integrated numerous multi-motor, multi-zone film, tape and coating lines, many with explosion-proof and complex temperature zones.

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A European manufacturer of automotive batteries purchased a used laminating line from a US-broker that included out-dated DC motors and drives. EDC removed the DC components and converted them to AC vector drives and Marathon motors with encoders.  Once the line was installed at the manufacturing site,EDC’s field service engineers arrived to complete the troubleshooting and start-up.

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Printing Web

Fast moving webs of all stripes and all types,  EDC has converted DC to AC drives, added servos, improved registration, web guides and more for the printing and packaging industry.

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EDC Systems has upgraded annealing sections of copper, aluminum and steel wire drawing lines utilizing EDC’s proprietary line speed input and square root function board. Included in usual retrofits are the main transformer, SCR section and drawing and spooling drives. EDC has retrofitted drawing lines from industry leaders like Syncro and Niehoff with capabilities up to 525 KVA!

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A Power Cable Mfr built a new Continuous Vulcanization (CV) Line. EDC provided 23 vector motors and drives, a 1000+ point PLC with remote I/O, 30 zones of temperature control, 10 HMIs and four communications networks. The PLC program controlled steam, nitrogen, pressurized water and maintained the tension of a cable stretched within a 450-ft catenary tube. In all, the cable traveled over 1500 ft from the pay-off through capstans, three extruders, the steam-filled catenary tube, cooling troughs, accumulators and finally to the take-up reels. Every piece of equipment or process that touched the cable along the way needed to be controlled, monitored and coordinated. The controls for this project were built at the EDC facility and installed and commissioned 1000s of miles away.

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