XL200 Roll Forming Controls

XL200 Roll Forming Controls

The XL200 is an industrial controller specifically designed to be the ultimate in roll forming machine controllers. Through software selection and configuration parameters, it can easily be adapted to any machine type and offers accuracy, efficiency, and ease of use.

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With over thirty-five years of experience developing, building, installing and servicing the roll forming market, AMS Controls has crafted a machine control system that has the control logic pre-written for the user. Complex algorithms for precision control of servo-positioned tooling or material, time-consuming and difficult calculations for complex punch progressions, and formulas for correcting length and press timing operations have all been pre-programmed and integrated into the XL200 roll forming controller.

Taking a step beyond machine control, the XL200 was designed to allow integration of the shop floor with the sales office. Coupled with the Eclipse Production Management Software, the XL200 can receive orders downloaded from your company ERP system. As production is run on the machine, real-time updates are sent back to the office for order completions, as well as pre-formatted reports on production rates, scrap and good material, coil inventory updates, and a host of other variables that are tracked by the system. These features eliminate mistakes, improve productivity,and provide valuable information to show what is really happening at the machine.

AMS Controls has a staff of experienced and knowledgeable experts who are prepared to consult and support customers in a wide range of industries that utilize the roll forming process. With over 11,000 control systems produced, AMS Controls is familiar with the needs and requirements of customers from the high precision of aerospace to the high speed production rates of metal building component manufacturers.

Hardware

  • Rugged industrial controller
  • 10.4” extended temperature range LCD and touch-screen
  • Full optical isolation for outstanding noise immunity
  • High speed DSP coprocessor for motion control algorithms
  • 24 digital outputs with 3.5 amp continuous current
  • 24 digital inputs
  • 2 incremental encoder inputs
  • 2 12-bit analog outputs
  • SERCOS digital servo drive support
  • 4 high-speed communication ports

Productivity

  • Data entry while in automatic mode
  • Automatic punch progression calculations
  • Staggered part production
  • Automatic partial cuts for short parts
  • Automatic machine configuration based on profile or material

Scrap Saving

  • Automatic machine stop for minimal-scrap coil changes
  • Pre-roll former shear support
  • Jogged automatic mode for coil loading with punches
  • No scrap on punch pattern transitions

Flexibility

  • Adapts to any machine type via software selection and configuration parameters
  • Shear and punches can be synchronized to hole/edge sensor
  • X-Y coordinate punching
  • Support for continuous press operation
  • PLC integration

Performance

  • 600+ m/m machine speed possible
  • Best possible length control accuracy
  • Automatic stopping reaction time measurement and adjustment for non-servo start-stop operations
  • Automatic press reaction time compensation for non-servo flying operations
  • Alternating press feature: multiple identical punch tools programmed as one – controller automatically alternates to maximize line speed
  • Linear, rotary and crank servo motion control modes

Integrated Manufacturing

  • Download orders and manufacturing data
  • Upload real-time status and production data
  • Coordinated part marking and bundle label printing
  • Bar code scanning of coil identification labels
  • Tracking of coil usage and scrap generation
  • Coil-to-order validation
  • Tracking of machine down-time and reasons
  • OEE reporting
  • Quality audits
  • Preventive maintenance schedules and wear reporting