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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 31073433, Entry date: 03/07/2011

Technologie CPUs: Technology Template "CrossCutter"

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Using the technology CPU the technology template on hand helps you implement a cross cutter which can cut a product on a continuous material line into individual parts of given lengths. The cutting length at the product can be changed or corrected via a print-mark synchronization during operation.

The technology CPU shall be used to cut a continuously produced product via cross cutter, i.e. a blade attached to a rotating axis, into equal parts of given length.


It shall be possible to reach the desired product length only by specifying the cutting length, or check and correct the set cutting length through print-marks attached on the product.

The relationship between the movement of the cross cutter and the material line shall be created via a curve disc. The cam disc required for the motion profile of the cross cutter, which corresponds to the set cutting length shall be automatically created by the technology template during runtime.


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Documentation  31073433_CrossCutter_DOKU_v42_en.pdf ( 2874 KB )
The S7 Code of the Template can be downloaded separated or together with the example.

For the Example a Technology-CPU, STEP 7 V5.4 SP4, S7 Technology V4.1 and WinCC flexibel 2008 Runtime is required. Due the example uses virtual axes, no drive is required.

Program archive (only Template) 31073433_CrossCutter_CODE_v42.zip ( 155 KB )
Program archive with example for CPU 315T 31073433_CPU315T_6TG10_CrossCutter_CODE_EXP_v42.zip ( 10648 KB )
Program archive with example for CPU 317T 31073433_CPU317T_6TJ10_CrossCutter_CODE_EXP_v42.zip ( 10604 KB )




02/2010 V4.1 first edition
02/2011 V4.2 
  • check consistency when reading the axis positions for the print mark correction
  • update to S7-Technology V4.2
  • Correction of the description of the settings of the system cycles (integration of the “ProductBelt” axis).

Querschneider, Cross, Cutter, rotierendes Messer, rotating knive, T-CPU

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