The Bessemer Series of servo-driven rotary-knife cutters for pipe and profiles from Novatec Inc., Baltimore, offers standard features that are normally options on competing units, yet at prices comparable to bare-bones cutters. The NC-5 series 5-in. diam. cutter features as standard a PLC control with high-resolution color touchscreen at eye level. It provides easy access to all setup parameters, recipe management, and monitoring of all functions including piece and box count. Special safety features (standard) allow changes and reservoir cleaning to be accomplished even when the power is on, eliminating lockout/tagout procedures. The 16 x 1 in. diam. flywheel (pictured) cuts at up to 150/min.
The series provides seamless automatic switching to continuous or on-demand mode. Other standard features include an aluminum flywheel blade holder, stainless-steel reservoir and blade wipe, Siemens servo motor and drive, input for optical or mechanical cut signal with adjustable timed delay, and output for box change or end-of-run signal.