Laser Education - was roll cutter
Okay, the emerson app engineer came up with a great idea for the roll cutter. We were discussing all the forces needed to chop ( log saw - bologna cut - whatever your term may be ) and he suggested I investigate using a laser to cut the roll. Where can I find some info on industrial lasers? Is it more common to have 1 laser and use mirros / reflectors to adjust beams? I want to do the homework, but can someone point me to the library.
Do you have good fire insurance?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but you want to cut the entire roll in situ, this isn't a rewind/ slitting operation.
Lasers cut with heat, and usually need to do so at a specific focus point, not good for trying to slit a thick section of something. Nevermind the tiny little drawback of igniting the entire roll of fabric.
Even if it was a good idea, the cost is going to be on par with a waterjet system, which might work, but your CFO is going to burst several blood vessels when he sees the budget...
okay, well noted. Somethings keep me up at night, the idea of a 20 inch blade rotating in my factory is one of them. I have more guards on the machines in place then Buckingham palace and still I worry.
I thought you were looking into ultrasonic driven blades.
What happened to that?
those spinning razor sharp, hollow ground discs are a concern. We had a worker by pass the interlock and ran his hand and forearm over one, you would not believe the amount of blood. serious cut and totally his fault.
beyond that, I have used the baloney slicers allot and otherwise, with out incident