Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly, Rhode Island) has released a new sheeter for the cut-size and digital format markets that continuously delivers reams from a single discharge point. Designed for the specialty papers and films industries, the OEm’s MSS Sheeter can convert rolls of material into packs of 25 to 1,000 sheets and offload multiple stacks to a packaging line. Capable of sheeting between 10” – 40” (254 mm – 1016 mm) lengths and producing up to six piles across a 64” (1,650 mm) trim width, the sheeter has a compact footprint and requires only one operator. Outfitted with digital drive controls and a user-friendly operator console, sheet length is infinitely variable throughout the cut-off range, accurate within +/- 0.015” (+/- 0.38 mm) of the desired setting.
In the stacking area, sheets are piled on a conveyor that mounts on a scissors-lift load table. When the preset pack count is achieved, interposers extend out over the stacking area as the load table drops to the off load position. The extending grid collects the sheets in the jog boxes while the conveyor feeds the packs to a customer-supplied packaging line. When all the reams are discharged, the table raises itself back into position and the grid fingers retract until the next set of packs is to be off loaded. Safety interlocked guards and light curtains protect the operator in the stacking area.