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Yaskawa Application Overview: Cartoner

December 22, 2014

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Cartoner application Yaskawa

The cartoner utilizes the carton belt as the master axis to drive the remaining axes. In-feed conveyors align product to the carton belt pockets, cartons are placed in synchronization with the carton belt pockets, the push plate pushes product in synchronization with the carton belt pockets, and the flap tuckers and glue applicators are all run based off the position of the carton on the master carton belt. This application lends itself to one central point of control that is capable of gearing and electronic camming to control and synchronize multiple axes for high throughput.

Incorporating the Yaskawa Sigma II and Legend lines of amplifiers and servomotors introduces the highest quality servo equipment in the industry to increase performance and reduce downtime. In addition, Yaskawa motion controllers can be integrated into larger control systems using Yaskawa machine controllers as well as a variety of communication capabilities, to provide ultimate connectivity and complete Yaskawa solutions.

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Yaskawa Application Overview: Texturing Etch

July 21, 2014

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Typically, a textured etching application attempts to etch small pyramid structures on the surface of the wafer. The diagram below shows how a textured silicon substrate compares with a flat one. The textured substrate allows less light to be reflected off of the surface of the substrate. It reflects more light back into the substrate. Therefore, more light is captured by the solar cells, allowing for more light to be processed into electrical energy.

Texturing Etch Application diagram

An XYZ positioning application can be used to perform the textured etching onto the wafer. Yaskawa rotary or linear servomotors and servo amplifiers can be used to accomplish the texturing. Sigma-5 amplifiers perform with a 1.6 kHz frequency response. When fine tuned, they are capable of reducing settling times down to under 4ms. This allows for higher cycle times. All Sigma-5 servomotors feature a standard 20-bit absolute encoder. This provides greater positional precision and enhances repeatability, both keys for semiconductor and solar applications.

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Yaskawa Application Overview: Rotary Knife

July 9, 2014

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The rotary knife is a common application in the packaging industry where many products are packaged using a seal-and-cut technique. Packaging is fed from a continuous roll and is formed into a tube around the product and the package is then sealed and cut by a rotating knife. Rotary knives are also used in other applications where the process involves matching speed with a conveyor mechanism at consistent product spacing, such as stamping a package.

A sensor reads small marks on the package (called “registration marks”) that determine where the knife is to make its cut. It is almost always important in a rotary cam application that the knife-speed matches the line-speed during the cut. This is defined as the cut region and is consistent on each cycle. The built-in linear cam shifting and linear interpolation of the controller handle all required adjustments. By utilizing the camming function of the Yaskawa controllers, accurate and smooth mechanics can be achieved. Zero drift occurs over time because registration is used on each product, guaranteeing consistent cut lengths each cycle.

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Yaskawa Sigma-5 Safety

May 31, 2013

Introduction to the built-in safety feature of Yaskawa’s Sigma-5 Servo Amplifier. Topics include: Safety Standards Certificate, Safety Circuit, Logic, Stop Method, Exampls, Details, and FAQ.

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