Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces it has developed an enhanced register sensor for new and existing SP1 Automatic Film Splicers. The new register sensor improves upon the previous sensor’s accuracy and reliability, and features software that more precisely controls the splice position, thereby reducing packaging film waste.
The register sensor in the SP1 Automatic Film Splicer uses registration marks on the film to provide an automatic, in-registration butt splice. In doing so, the splicer provides the downstream process with a consistent product pitch or imprint spacing, eliminating the need for re-registering the film in the process after a splice. The register sensor is critically important to minimizing film waste.
- Wide range of sensing capabilities and more able to distinguish between similar colors
- New software allows operator to enter an offset value on the touch screen user interface to relocate the sensor in the in-web direction when adjusting between products of different length or pitch
- Available for retrofit with any Butler SP1 Splicer
- New retrofit includes replacement of sensor head with new head, amplifier, and upgraded controls, as well as user interface software to suppor tthe registration offset functionality
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