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Colt installs first Zig-zag feeder

November 22nd, 2003

Colt installs first Zig-zag feeder decreasing material waste by up to 21%

Zig-Zag-lrgColt Zig Zag Feeders utilize a shuttling motion of the coil stock over a single station blanking die thus saving the cost of double die operations for the same output. The machine illustrated has a zig- zag motion of +/- 5.0″ from the machine centre line providing a maximum lateral shuttle of 10.0″

Scrap Losses
The scrap illustrations show the material savings utilizing the Zig Zag Feeder and double blanking compared with single blanking and straight feeding.

scrap-loss

Colt has delivered Zig-Zag feeder with X-Y synchronized motion since 2009, X and Y axis always synchronized, one axis with shorter feed and the other axis with longer feed will have exactly the same moving time.

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