Code: IF09
Moulder infeed
Ergo Feed 400 / 3000

Automatic Infeed System for Four-Side Molders: ErgoFeed 400 / 3000

 Special infeed system for a wide variation of lengths.

  • Working Length: 400 – 3100 mm
  • Working Thickness: 10 – 150 mm (digitally adjustable)
  • Working Width: 50 – 240 mm (minimum working width of 35 mm possible upon request)
  • Effective Molder Speed: 10 – 60 m/min (roller and belt speeds up to 120 m/min, dynamically and automatically adjusts to avoid gaps between boards at the molder)
  • Width of Infeed Table: 1500 mm

Conveyor Elements

  • Heavy Duty Conveyor Element: 1″ roller chain (Type: 16B-1)
  • Number of Chains: 5 pcs
  • Number of Powered Bottom Rollers: 2 pcs
  • Powered bottom rollers diameter: 152 mm
  • Infeed Motor Power for Bottom Rollers: 1.8 kW (with variable frequency drive)
  • Infeed Motor Power for belt: 1.1 kW (with variable frequency drive)
  • Cross Feed Conveyor Power: 0,75 kW (with variable frequency drive)
  • Infeed Rollers Support Beam Lifting Motor Power (encoder control): 0.37 kW

Basic Features

  • Purpose: Built for robust, fast, and intelligent feeding of wood pieces into a four-side molder.
  • Rollers: Five active, smooth, hardened bottom rollers and five passive top rollers equipped with pneumatic cylinders and 2-stage variable pressure.
  • Side Pressure Roller: Positioned just before the molder infeed table to ensure the correct position of the board into the molder.
  • Floating Table: Adjustable pneumatic cylinder support to ensure smooth material infeed into the molder, even for bent material.

Anti-Jamming Features

  • Real-Time Speed Monitoring: The ErgoTakSmart system uses an encoder on one of the passive rollers to obtain real-time board speed information, maintaining constant awareness to ensure smooth operations.
  • Anti-Jamming Mode: Automatically adjusts to changes in material speed into the molder, detecting the onset of material jamming and applying increased pressure with the top rollers. If the attempt is unsuccessful, it automatically stops the infeed.
  • Swing-Type Cross Conveyor: Pneumatically operated, allowing boards to rest on supports during each feed to prevent extra side pressure on boards and ensure smooth feeding into the molder.
  • Finger-Jointed/Heavy Boards Mode: Creates gaps between boards to prevent any tension from the cross-feed conveyor side.

Flexible Range Feature for High-Speed Operation

  • Thickness Range: Designed to work with a thickness range of 10 mm to 150 mm, with motorized lifting of the upper beam supporting pressure rollers and digital thickness setting via HMI.
  • Adjustable Height: Allows for the use of high-speed pneumatic cylinders with a short stroke, enabling fast operation and reducing changeover time between boards.

Load Reduction Features

  • Smooth Powered Bottom Rollers: Allow board-to-board material slippage to prevent excessive kick-type loads on the four-side molder gear system.
  • Automatic Speed Adjustment: Infeed speed automatically adjusts to match the molder speed based on encoder data to prevent excessive loads on the four-side molder gear system.

Control System: ErgoTakSmart

  • Touchscreen Interface: For easy operation.
  • Real-Time Display: Shows the actual feed speed.
  • Production Statistics: Tracks the linear meters and the number of produced pieces by weekday. Displays actual production speed history during specific working days and machine idle times, accessible via the website through a user account.
  • Event Schedule: Displays timing for start, stop, emergency stop, and activation of the anti-jamming mode.
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Controller inputs and outputs can be checked.
  • Customizable Parameters: Settings can be adjusted as needed.

High-Quality Components

  • Controller and Drives: Mitsubishi controller, HMI, and variable frequency drives.
  • Pneumatic Components: SMC.
  • Bearings and Chains: SKF.
  • Electrical Parts: Schneider.
  • Sensors: Sick photoelectric sensors.
  • Rollers: Blickle passive rollers.