Portion Cutter

Koch Portion Cutter
Portion Cutter

Raising the cutting speed and avoiding unplanned downtimes.

Situation

Maximal output quantity of the portion cutter: 80 slices/min.

Problem

Acceleration of the system leads to instability of the DC link. With the given drive solution an increase of the output quantity is not possible. Acceleration also stresses the drive electronics and leads to downtimes caused by wearout failure.

Goal

Raising the cutting speed and avoiding unplanned downtimes without changing the existing system.

Koch Solution for portion cutters
Solution

Use of our active energy management device PxtFX as a “Plug & Play” solution: Integrated into the existing system as a retrofit, the PxtFX supplies the necessary amount of energy to the DC link.

PxtFX

Use of our active energy management device PxtFX as a "Plug & Play" solution: Integrated as a retrofit in the existing system, the PxtFX provides the DC link with exactly the energy that is required.

PxtEX

The PxtEX is the ideal storage extension that supports the PxtFX devices.

Advantages

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Increasing performance

Increasing the output rate from 80 to 120 cuts/min: raise in productivity by 50%

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Recovering brake energy

The brake energy is recovered and restored into the system when required

Further Advantages

  • Longer life-time of electronic drive unit - no outages anymore

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