Research on PLC-Based Pneumatic Controlling System of Flying Splicer of Web-Fed Offset Presses
Chengwen Chai*, Jifei Cai, Yiming Wang, Shuqin Wu
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 160
Last Page: 165
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-5-160
Article History:Received Date: 14/2/2011
Revision Received Date: 21/2/2011
Acceptance Date: 16/6/2011
Electronic publication date: 19/12/2011
Collection year: 2010
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Flying splicer is a key component of web-fed offset presses for automatically replacing the exhausting web roll with a new one without stopping the machine. The composition and working principle of pneumatic controlling mechanism for operating the flying splicer is analyzed according to the processing requirements of automatic web alternation. By using the software FluidSim, the pneumatic sequential operation controlling circuitry with multi-cylinders for driving the flying splicer is designed, in which the air cylinders cooperate to accelerate the new reel to the circumferential velocity of the expiring web, paste the adhesive end of the new reel on the expiring web, and cut off the remaining piece of expired web. A system scheme and designing method of the PLC-based pneumatic controlling system suitable for automatic web roll change on high speed offset printing presses is brought out.