The Brake & Hump is a specialized machine application invented by ASC Machine Tools, Inc. It uses a servo-controlled feeder system with a unique “material hump” system. Since the machine is a pre-cut application, the shear is simple and serves multiple tooling profiles to a downstream roll former. The material hump system allows the machine to run a wide range of lengths with a very short conveyor between the pre-cut shear and the first pass of the roll former. To support this specialized machine type, AMS Controls added the XL200CLU software model to the XL200 Series controller family.
The XL200CLU uses parameters specific to this application, and as such, cannot be used for other, more standard, roll forming applications. To accommodate the variations in machine design, the XL200CLU software model includes several configurable parameters to allow the user to dictate the specific mechanical composition of their machine. These parameters are described along with the rest of the standard XL200 Series parameters on this website.