WCAT-450 - Automatic Rotary Arm

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WCAT-450 - Automatic Rotary Arm

The CAT (WCAT-450) model is an automatic rotary arm combined with a conveyorized turntable, the ideal stretch wrapping solution for high speed application. This versatile combo gives the possibility of switching operating modes: operation in only rotary arm mode, operation in only turntable mode or operation in combo arm turntable mode at 45 RPM. Expect to improve productivity, operator efficiency while reducing film and labor costs.

  • 5,000 lbs load weight capacity (optional 6000 lbs)
  • The control panel is UL508A approved
  • 100% structural steel construction
  • 25” ring GEAR w/ pinion gear drive for rotary arm and turntable
  • Automated remote lube station (for turntable and rotary arm ring gear bearings)
  • Superior Electrical/Electronic Design including Allen Bradley logic control
  • Wulftec’s exclusive 20” NO-THREAD® Powered Pre-Stretch Carriage
  • Lifetime warranty on prestretch rollers blue compound
  • Readily available non-proprietary parts
  • Conveyor rollers 2 ½” diameter on 3” centers for smooth operation
  • Motors speed control are made through AC frequency drives
  • Allen Bradley Monochrome Touch Screen – play an active part in avoiding operator errors by offering a great versatility for customized information and alarm diagnostic
Production Rate
  • 120 loads per hour
Machine Dimensions
  • 259" L x
  • 148" W x
  • 140" H
Maximum Load Size
  • 48" L x
  • 48" W x
  • 80" H
Load Weight
  • 5000 lbs
  • (6000 lbs*)
Approximate Shipping Weight
  • 12000 lbs
Electrical Requirements
  • 230 V /
  • 3 ph /
  • 60Hz
  • 35A
Pneumatic Requirements
  • 3 cfm @
  • 80 psi
Controls
  • Allen Bradley Compact Logix L32E PLC
  • Allen Bradley monochrome PanelView Plus 600 touch panel
  • 24V control system
  • Current overload protection
  • NEMA 4/12 control cabinet with quick disconnect
  • Sick autoheight sensing photoeye with on/off mode
  • Power on/off lockable switch and indicator light
  • 230VAC Motors with AC variable frequency drives
  • Four emergency stop stations (1 on panel / 1 in wrap zone / 1 on infeed and outfeed conveyor)
  • Manual function for rotation fwd/rev and carriage up/down
  • Variable overall speed 45 RPM
  • Double brush dust tight slip ring
  • Intuitive alarms diagnostic & Active maintenance screens
  • Separate turntable and rotary arm rotation speed controls
  • Separate top and bottom wrap selections
  • Separate up and down carriage speeds
  • Film force to load control
  • All conveyors with independent fwd/rev manual function
  • Dynamic braking system for rotary arm and turntable with AC drive
  • 120 VAC outlet in control panel for service work
Film Delivery System
  • 20" NO-THREAD® Powered Pre-Stretch (no film threading)
  • 1 HP 230VAC Motor & AC variable frequency drive
  • Lifetime warranty on pre-stretch rollers blue compound
  • Film force release for easy pull at start and end of cycle
  • 50-300% pre-stretch ratio (preset to customer specs-std 200%)
  • Electronic film tension control with analog sensor
  • Sensing device for film out/broken with visual alarm
  • Lexan roller cover for operator safety
  • Emergency stop for arm path obstruction
  • Angled carriage to wrap approx. 2" from conveyor level
Film Carriage Drive
  • 1 HP AC motor with Allen Bradley variable frequency drive
  • Two #50 carriage lifting chains
  • Dual steel supporting boom
  • Power track for efficient guiding of wires
  • Machined UHMW-PE carriage glides on 1/2" CRS rails
Film Tail Treatment
  • Auto film clamping device (drop away design, no film tear)
  • Pulsed controlled cutter
  • Film alignment arm
  • Brush-on film tail treatment
  • (Heat Seal treatment*)
Structure
  • Heavy duty structural steel construction: easy access to all components
  • Free standing integrated leg design (Four 6" x 6" legs)
  • Counter-balanced rotary arm for smooth rotation
  • Safety fencing with interlocked access door
Rotary Arm Drive
  • 25" Heavy duty ring GEAR with pinion gear drive
  • 0-30 RPM variable speed
  • Dual steel boom rotary arm
  • 2 HP 230VAC/ Motor & AC variable frequency drive
  • Electronic soft start/stop
  • Positive arm alignment controlled by proximity sensor
  • Pneumatic braking system for rotary arm
  • 45 RPM COMBINED ARM AND TURNTABLE SPEED !
Turntable Drive
  • 25" Heavy duty ring GEAR with pinion gear drive
  • 0-15 RPM variable speed
  • 1 1/2 HP 230VAC motor with Allen Bradley variable frequency drive
  • Electronic soft start/stop
  • Positive turntable alignment controlled by proximity sensor
  • Electric brake for turntable
Safety Features
  • The Wulftec wrapping system is equipped with 5 photoeyes which monitor access points to wrapping zone and prevent accidental insertion of foreign object during wrapping
  • 4 E-Stop mushroom type push buttons: 1 on control panel, 1 in wrapping zone, 1 on infeed conveyor and 1 on outfeed conveyor
  • (Additional E-Stops are available upon request*)
  • Wrapping zone enclosed by heavy-duty personnel obstruction fencing complete with electronically interlocked access door
  • An object obstruction safety device stops the machine should there be any interference in the wrapping area
Conveyor
  • 2 x 7'6" powered roller infeed and outfeed conveyors with contour shape
  • Standard pass height 18"
  • ((Other pass heights available, consult factory*)*)
  • 2- 1/2" diameter rollers on 3" centers
  • 52" BFR (between frame rails)
  • 3/16" walls cold rolled electric welded steel rollers
  • All rollers driven via #40 chain
  • 1 HP 230VAC motor with Allen Bradley variable frequency drive
  • Heavy-duty structural steel design, interlocking style for continuous equal roller spacing
  • Heavy-duty cast iron flange mounted bearings
Turntable Conveyor
  • 77" dia. 1/2" steel plate turntable
  • 2 1/2" dia. rollers on 3" centers
  • All full length rollers driven
  • 3/16" wall cold rolled electric welded steel rollers
  • 52" BFR (between frame rails)
  • 1 HP AC motor with Allen Bradley variable frequency drive
  • Electronic soft start/stop
  • Rollers driven via #40 chain
  • Heavy duty cast iron flange mounted bearing
Technical Information
  • The machine is provided with a manual including electro/mechanical schematics and drawings, maintenance program and PLC program disk
Notes:
  • Optional
  • Production rate based on load configuration and machine options
  • Overall dimensions of machine in operation
  • All machine specifications are subject to change without prior notice
  • Please consult your distributor for prices.
  • Please note that retrofits are to be installed by a Certified Wulftec Technician.
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