IdealSPEED is a PLC-based bandsaw deviation monitoring system that optimally controls the feed speed while cutting. The system automatically slows the feed speed down when excess deviation is detected and ramps it up while deviation is within tolerance. With deviation sensors wired directly into the PLC, IdealSPEED can ramp the feed speeds aggressively to maximize production because it can respond very fast to high deviations.
Real-time display of bandsaw deviation data is presented to the machine operator via FactoryTalk View SE Trends at 20 samples per second. These detailed trends of the deviation data alert the operator to potential bandsaw problems such as cracks before they fail.