Nexen Clutch Control Glass Cutting Machine
Nexen M-800 Clutches to Control Glass Cutting Machine

Problem

A manufacturer of pre-cut glass wanted to improve the performance of its glass cutting machine. In the cutting process, a piece of glass sheet is moved into position by a chain conveyor, held in place by vacuum holders and cut by a cutting carrier.

 

Solution

A pair of Nexen M-800 clutches placed on the 3/4 hp SCR drives of the conveyor and the cutting carrier have dramatically smoothened the starting function of the chain conveyor and the engagement of the cutting carrier. As a result, the cutting function is much gentler thereby reducing the risk of substandard glass cuts and waste.