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Summary

P5 Programmable Core Cutters

  • 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.

Product Information

P520

Appleton P520 Core Cutter – Increased Speed & Advanced Programmable Core Cutting

The P520 features automated core feeding, advanced programmable control for enhancing cut-to-length performance and a PLC control with touchscreen display for exceptional flexibility. The PLC integrates easily with optional automated parent and cut core handling systems for enhanced automation and labor reductions. In addition, the P520 offers improved speed and accuracy over previous P5 Series Core Cutters.

  • Enhancements – Up to 2x the cutting speed and core loading speed of the P510 and P500. Increased cut length accuracy.
  • Free-Standing Control – The operator interface features and Allen-Bradley PanelView touchscreen display on a free-standing pedestal that can be placed wherever the operator finds most convenient.
  • Automated Core Advancement – A belt drive system advances the core with perfect speed and control as dictated by the controller.
  • Precise Cuts - The air-assisted fixed knife cuts to within +/-0.010 inch of the targeted length.
  • Clean Cuts – The fixed knife of the P520 Core Cutter makes clean, burnished cuts while generating virtually no dust or noise – making for a superior cut and a better work environment.
  • Expandable – The P520 can be easily expanded with Automated Parent and Cut Core Handling plus other options to create a completely automated core cutting system.
  • Instant Diameter Change – When core diameters change frequently, Appleton’s IDC (Instant Diameter Change) system, standard feature on all P520s, speeds changeover and improves productivity.
  • Installation and Training – Professional installation and training services are readily available from skilled technicians with years of core cutter experience.


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.

P510

Appleton P510 Core Cutter – Advanced Programmable Core Cutting

The P510 features automated core feeding, advanced programmable control for enhancing cut-to-length performance and a PLC control with touchscreen display for exceptional flexibility. The PLC integrates easily with optional automated parent and cut core handling systems for enhanced automation and labor reductions.

  • Easy to Use – The touchscreen control makes this unit extremely easy to operate. Setup 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 Cuts - The air-assisted fixed knife cuts to within +/-0.015 inch of the targeted length.
  • Clean Cuts – The fixed knife of the P510 Core Cutter makes clean, burnished cuts while generating virtually no dust or noise – making for a superior cut and a better work environment.
  • Expandable – The P510 can be easily expanded with Automated Parent and Cut Core Handling plus other options to create a completely automated core cutting system.
  • Energy Saving – Every Appleton core cutter features an auto-shutoff that turns off the cutter when left unattended, eliminating unnecessary energy costs while minimizing wear on moving cutter parts. As always, workers are safer when unattended machinery is not running.
  • Simplified Adjustment – Different core diameters require a simple change of the core mandrel. When core diameters change more frequently, Appleton's IDC (Instant Diameter Change) option will speed changeovers and improve productivity.
  • Installation and Training – Professional installation and training services are readily available from skilled technicians with years of core cutter experience.


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. (with additional and proper tooling)
  • 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.

Options

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.

Upgrades

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


Core Printer

  • Prints cut core length along core axis.

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The Appleton Cut

Appleton Manufacturing is the only core cutter manufacturer utilizing the specific combination of a fixed knife to slit the core and internally-driven core rotation while supporting the inner ply with a carbide pad, which is used to pinch the inner ply of the core between the cutting edge of the knife, allowing for a consistently accurate and clean cut all the way through the core. This technology allows for every core cut on an Appleton to have a crisp, clean and virtually dust-free polished cut. It’s what we at Appleton call “The Magic of the Appleton Cut”.


Appleton Manufacturing’s Core Cutters offer several benefits to slitting a core as opposed to saw or crush cutting them:

  1. Slitting minimizes or even eliminates hazardous core dust and related vacuums to mediate it
  2. Slitting produces repeatably accurate core lengths
  3. Slitting creates a high quality polished edge - The Appleton Cut
  4. Slitting dramatically reduces waste

Appleton’s cutting technology is available on all Appleton Core Cutters from our basic Semi-Automatic S210, through our Automatic A301 and A400s, as well as the Programmable P510 and P520 and up to our fully automated P610 and Multiple Diameter High Speed (MDHS) cutters.


Lower Quality Core Cutting Types

  • Saw Cutting: The saw cutting of cores is achieved via 1/8" thick blade that removes an 1/8" of core material. This results in the costly loss of core material (1” of material lost for every 8 cuts), and the material being removed is turned into airborne dust which is a breathing hazard, a local contaminant and can cause issues with downstream operations. This creates a situation that must be mediated by using noisy vacuum systems which must be cleaned and maintained at regular intervals. It is especially a problem in those industries where it is necessary to be clean and debris-free, such as the food packaging and healthcare-related industries. While accuracy tends not to be an issue for saw cut cores, the quality of the cut itself generally has inner ply tearing, outer ply tabbing and consistently rough core-edge scarring.

  • Crush Cutting: Crush-type cutters use a rotating blade when cutting cores. As the rotating blade makes its way through the core material the vibration and movement in the cutting system decreases accuracy in core lengths and creates a jagged edge on the core. At the end of the cut, the rotating blade comes to rest against a soft anvil. This quickly creates a ridge in the anvil and allows the inner ply of the core to be crushed inward, creating an imperfection that causes core problems in downstream operations. Another liability of the crush cut method, is that the rotating saw introduces a large amount of dust into the air and the surrounding environment This creates breathing hazards and maintenance problems that must be mediated by using noisy vacuum systems which must be cleaned and maintained at regular intervals.



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