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P5 Programmable Core Cutters

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P520 includes the following enhancements over prior P5 series cutters:

  • Up to 2x the cutting speed of the P510 and P500
  • Loads cores up to 2x as fast as the P510 and P500
  • Increased cut length accuracy

Parent Core Length Range

  • 5' to 10'.

Core Diameter Range

  • 3" I.D. to 8" O.D.

Wall Thickness

  • 1/4" to 5/8" (includes .660" cores).
  • With options, range can be extended to 1/8" and up to 3/4". For heavier walls, contact Appleton Mfg. Division.

Cut Length Range

  • Minimum cut determined by core integrity (typically equal to wall thickness).

Controls

  • PLC-based.

Cut Length Tolerance

  • +/- 0.008 to 0.010".

Utilities

  • 3 phase electrical power. 220/440V std., others optional.
  • 80 psi plant air. 1 scfm @ 50 cuts/minute.

Parent Core Length Range

  • 5' to 14'.
  • Note that core diameters under 3" limit machine length.

Core Diameter Range

  • 3" I.D. to 13" O.D.
  • 1" to 16" with options.

Wall Thickness

  • 1/4" to 5/8" (includes .660" cores).
  • With options, range can be extended to 1/8" and up to 3/4". For heavier walls, contact Appleton Mfg. Division.

Cut Length Range

  • Minimum cut determined by core integrity (typically equal to wall thickness).

Controls

  • PLC-based.

Cut Length Tolerance

  • +/-0.015".

Utilities

  • 3 phase electrical power. 220/440V std., others optional.
  • 80 psi plant air. 1 scfm @ 50 cuts/minute.

Short Core Tray or Full Length Core Tray

  • 55% of parent core length or tray matched to parent core length.

Stroke Limit

  • For core wall thickness below 1/4" (prevents expansion of thin wall core I.D.).

RS232 Serial Interface

  • Permits communications with another computer for download of production requirements.

Knives

  • A variety of options that match the cut to your materials.

Control Key Lock-Out

  • Requires a key to turn on power.

Additional Cut Set Storage

  • Equipment can be added to expand the number of cut sets that can be stored.

Electrical Components

  • Standard motor starters, control voltage transformers and power disconnects are included in the console. Customer specified components or locations are optional.
  • Other brand PLC/Servo controls available.

Patented IDC (Instant Diameter Change) Mandrel System

  • Appleton's patented IDC mandrel system provides a multiple core diameter capability with a single mandrel and interchangeable cartridges. See the Core Cutter Upgrades page for more details.

Auto Indexing Knife

  • Rotates the knife 3/16" on the circumference automatically at operator preset number of cuts. Provides 40 knife positions for uniform cut quality and extended blade life.
  • See the Auto Indexing Knife (AIK) web page for more information.

Automated Core Handling

  • Systems to load and unload your parent and cut cores. See our Appleton Automation™ page for more details.

Core Printer

  • Prints cut core length along core axis.

  • Free-Standing Control – The operator interface features an Allen-Bradley PanelView touch-screen display on a free-standing pedestal that can be placed wherever the operator finds most convenient.
  • Easy Setup – The touch-screen control makes this unit extremely easy to operate. Set-up is streamlined by use of intelligent, on-screen operating menus, operator prompts and displayed production data.
  • Automated Core Advancement – A servo driven ball-screw drive advances the core with perfect speed and control as dictated by the controller.
  • Precise, Polished Cuts – The air-assisted, fixed knife of the P5 line of core cutters makes clean, burnished cuts to within +/-0.015 inch of the targeted length while generating virtually no dust or noise.
  • Rugged Construction – The P5 line of core cutters may be the most affordable, automated, programmable core cutter on the market, yet it maintains Appleton's high standards for robust construction and durability. Constructed entirely in the U.S.A., each P5 programmable core cutter is built to last a lifetime.
  • Installation and Training – Professional installation and training services are readily available from skilled technicians with years of core cutter experience.

Appleton - Superior Support since 1948

P5 Core Cutters also come with an outstanding promise of support. If you should need technical assistance, service or replacement parts, Appleton will be there for you. Appleton still provides parts and service for core cutters built over 60 years ago – you can be assured our tradition of superior support will bring long-term value to your Appleton core cutter investment.