The AKAS™ uses synchronous digital technology to control the operation of a precoat discharge assembly in increments of 5 micrometres; about 1/20th the thickness of an average human hair. This level of control allows the knife advance rate to be finely adjusted and optimised for each application.
Set up and operation of the AKAS is quick and easy via the touchscreen interface, with four built-in ‘recipe’ selections for switching between pre-set values. The control unit has the capability for local or remote recipe selection depending upon the site specific requirements.
A recently added feature to the AKAS is the cut-delay facility. For applications where the solids content is very low it may not be necessary to cut the precoat on each drum rotation. For these applications, the knife advance can be paused for several drum revolutions before cutting. This function, combined with the low incremental knife advance rate, means that nett cut rates of 0.5 micrometres are possible.
Hall 5.1, Stand C10. Tuesday 16th June; 10:00am.