Sheeter, High Pressure Laminate
High pressure laminate (HPL) manufacturers can increase the productivity and reduce the waste of their sheet lines by replacing conventional drop shear equipment with the dual knife rotary technology of the MAXSON SDFK Sheeter.
High pressure laminate is composed of layers of kraft paper, a single layer of decorative paper with a solid color or design, and finished with a protective layer that can have printed design accents or other decorative features. Because of the multi-layer construction, cut quality to avoid “crumbing’ of the multi-layer edges is critical.
The dual knife rotary cutting action eliminates the skive along the leading and trailing edge on thicknesses up to 0.125” (3.2 mm) thick, without producing slivers. Using an exclusive clash adjustment, the Operator can safely adjust the cross cutting blades while the cutter is running, by transversely shifting the upper cylinder across the width of the cutter to increase the knife clash, cleaning any fuzziness of the cross cut.
Able to run up to 300 fpm (90 mpm), the SDFK Sheeter can follow the treater’s line speed and with its servo drive system maintains +/- 0.015” (+/- 0.38 mm) cut off accuracy. Equipped with an in line slitter section that permits multiple pile work across the sheeter’s width, the SDFK delivers finished sizes that require no secondary trimming.
A reject gate diverts sample sheets or non conforming material from the stacking station. Using an Operator activated interposing system at the stacker, the inline configuration of the SDFK Sheeter allows for non stop operation while a full pallet of sheeted material is offloaded and an empty skid is raised into position.