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Motion control solutions - flying shear with a vertical knife

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A flying shear (using the Mint FLY command), is used to synchronize the knife with the material and ensure that the knife speed is matched to the material speed. This application also makes use of the motion controller's high speed position latch capability to accurately detect the registration marks on the material.

Special features used:

  • Auxiliary encoder for product synchronisation
  • Built in software flying shear (flying knife) for position synchronization
  • High speed position latch to accurately measure product position


All of Baldor's motion control products can be used to solve this application

Application notes:

The following application notes are relevant to this application:



Using flying shears for embossing, rotary knife, sheet feeder and labeling applications



Understanding how flying shears work for synchronized motion

Further application notes are available.