Multiple roll feeding solutions
There is a Pathfinder roll feeding solution for every application.
1 EasyLoader™ is a conveyorised table designed to deliver single to multi layer spreads into a Pathfinder cutting system.
2 EasyFeeder™ enables direct roll feeding/rewinding of material via a short conveyor system and is ideally suited to single-ply cutting operations requiring exacting control.
3 EasyDancer™ is an affordable roll feeding solution that allows for tension controlled feeding of loosely rolled or wrinkly fabrics.
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The EasyLoader simplifies the delivery of sheet, rolled and multi-layered spread materials onto Pathfinder automatic cutting systems.
After a multi-layered spread has been completed, it is necessary to move the spread along the table into the auto cutter. The EasyLoader conveyor reduces labour and ensures perfect spread alignment.
The EasyLoader roll feeding device enables single or multiple rolls to be delivered perfectly synchronised into the Pathfinder cutting system.
Synchronisation (with Pathfinder automatic cutters)
Perfect synchronisation delivers multi-ply spreads or even a single layer of flexible material without stretching or distortion.
Save time and increase productivity:
- Labour: Operators are not required to present the material to the cutting system. This can be automatically controlled by the operator from the Pathfinder cutter.
- Time: Perfect alignment of the spreads into the cutting system does not require the operator to remove vacuum and re-position the spread material.
Increase material yield:
- Material Saving: Perfectly parallel alignment allows the shapes to be nested wider. This increases material utilisation (ie: closer to the actual material width).
Minimal reject pieces:
- When material is delivered parallel to the cutter, reject pieces that are caused by misaligned with the selvage are eliminated.
Easy Roll Feeding
‘Bar-less’ roll feeding devices are commonly designed with a ‘cradle’. Although effective, these systems often sit at floor level or on a table. This adds a degree of difficulty when loading and threading material, and may increase the risk of personal injury.
The Pathfinder EasyFeeder™ is designed at normal table height to enable loading without bending or lifting above a cradle. Heavier rolls can simply be rolled into the EasyFeeder™ from an adjacent table or trolley.
Electronic Fabric Edge Alignment
It is important that the edge is straight when fabric is fed from a roll.
This ensures all pieces are cut within the material width and eliminates the need for realignments.
The EasyFeeder is fitted with sensors (2) that detect the fabric edge and automatically makes lateral adjustments.
When a roll is no longer needed, it can be easily re-wound at the press of a button and removed, ready for the next job.
The EasyFeeder™ delivers material synchronised with the Pathfinder cutting system. This minimises material “stretching” when pulled from a roll.
Tension driven roll feeding
The Easy Dancer is designed for rolled goods. It is ideal for rolls that are loosely wound or wrinkle when unrolled.
The adjustable dancer bar flattens wrinkles and automatically engages the roll drive motor to maintain even tension.
The Easy Dancer EEC (Electronic Edge Control) aligns the material selvage during the cutting process.