CCS 2000 Core Cutter


The CCS automatic core cutter is part of a range of converting equipment produced by Berkeley Machinery. The CCS machine is designed to be a highly cost effective unit requiring the minimum of operator intervention. The touch screen interface allows the operator to programme the specific core lengths required and the machine will automatically cut the cores to length. The advanced touch screen interface allows cores of different lengths to be programmed in each cut sequence to optimise the usage of the parent cores. 

The operator introduces the parent core to the machine and it is automatically gripped by a pneumatic gripper. The core is drawn into the machine and the length of the core is measured automatically before the cutting sequence begins. The servo positioning system advances the core under the crush cut knife. After the initial trim is removed, the required core lengths are produced. 

All operations are PLC controlled using sophisticated positioning algorithms to ensure precise and clean cuts. The touch screen control provides class leading control of the unit with a recipe management system allowing frequently used cut sizes to be saved and recalled at a later date. Unlike some competitive systems, the option for variable core lengths is built into the CCS machine as standard. Up to eight different lengths can be programmed to be cut out of a parent tube.

The CCS cutting system utilised a pneumatically loaded crush cut knife. A high powered pneumatic cylinder ensures that the knife will cut through the hardest of core materials. The depth of cut is automatically measured to ensure that once the correct cut depth is reached, any bur is removed, and the blade will automatically retract. This increases the life of both the cutting blade and the inner mandrel.

The machine is guarded to conform to CE regulations