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  • Fife Shifta-Roll Positioning Stands

    Shifta-Roll Positioning Stands provide accurate edge alignment for Unwind and Rewind guiding. Powered by electromechanical actuators or hydraulic cylinders, these stands were developed to accommodate or replace existing roll stands that would not otherwise lend themselves to automatic guiding applications.
    Capable of handling loads up to 5,200 lbs (2359 Kg), these durable stands feature two raceway bases, hardened racerod supports, and carrier blocks with ball bushings or Teflon bushings. Available with or without uprights, or as raceway base assemblies, the Shifta-Roll Positioning Stand easily adapts to new or existing machinery.
    Fife Shifta-Roll stands consist of two raceway bases which have carrier blocks with ball bushings or Teflon bushings riding on race-rods. The Shifta-Roll stand can be supplied as bases only, bases with a crossmember connecting the carrier blocks, or bases with a crossmember and uprights for mounting the customer roll shaft chucks. A 2-high, light-duty version is available which includes roll shafts and drag brakes. A hydraulic cylinder or electromechanical actuator provides the lateral force for movement.
    Shifta-Roll stands are designed such that the mechanical stiffness gives a mechanical natural frequency approximately 2-3 times the natural frequency of the control system. The crossmember, uprights, and actuator mounting are checked for stiffness. If a hydraulic cylinder is used, the hydraulic natural frequency is designed such that it is high enough to avoid interference with the control system natural frequency. If the mechanical or hydraulic natural frequency are not high enough, then a resonance condition may exist that does not allow the control system gain to be high enough to give good performance. All Fife Shifta-Roll stands are designed to avoid this condition.

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  • Fife Pro-Trac 100 Electromechanical Sensor Positioner

    The Pro-Trac 100 is a low-cost, self-contained sensor positioner designed for standard-duty operations. Supplied with remote controller/digital readout, the Pro-Trac 100 is easily adapted to any process line for remote and/or centralized positioning capabilities.

    This positioner uses an extruded aluminum body, providing a maximum overall length of approximately 1651 mm (65 inches). The Pro-Trac 100 is ideal for any edge guiding or center guiding application. Whether used as a completely self contained unit or added to an existing guide installation, various sensor mounting adaptors make virtually any orientation possible.

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  • Fife Pro-Trac 200 Electromechanical Sensor Positioner

    The Pro-Trac 200 is a heavy-duty positioner engineered for continuous, reliable operation. Common application uses for the Pro-Trac 200 include chasing systems, moving-sensor center guide systems, web width measurement systems, or simple sensor positioning.

    Adaptable to almost any application, the Pro-Trac 200 features a dust-tight design, with ball bearings in all moving parts for low friction and extended operating life. Optional self-tracking cable carriers eliminate the risk of damaged cables. Available primarily as an electromechanical positioner, the Pro-Trac 200 is also available in hydraulic configurations.

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  • Fife M-23 Sensor Oscillator

    Designed for continuous-duty operation, the M-23 provides infinite adjustment of oscillation magnitude, with both speed and distance at your control. With precise speed control and oscillations from 0.0” to ±4.0” (102 mm), the M-23 is often used to wind uniform staggered rolls, avoiding rippled material and telescoping rolls.

    Supplied as a self-contained unit, the M-23 is also available as a retrofit/upgrade for older hydraulic systems. It is easily added to existing winding installations, and comes complete with controller and cables. The cable between controller and motor measures 10 feet (3 meters) in length, and the power cord is 6 feet (1.8 meter) long.

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  • EM-8, EM-11 Sensor Positioners

    The EM-8 (shown above) provides a dependable way to position equipment accurately in virtually any chasing application. Designed for continuous operation, this heavy-duty, dual race rod positioner is capable of handling loads up to 1252 lbs (568 kg), with strokes from 2.0” up to 6.0” (51 mm to 152 mm). The EM-8 positioner is available with hydraulic cylinders or electromechanical actuators to ensure it will meet your system requirements.

    The EM-8 can be tied into an existing system or maintained as a separate system. When used as a chasing system, the positioner ensures your equipment or device is accurately aligned and continuously follows or chases a moving web. Standard mounting surface is 10.0” x 12.0” (254 mm x 305 mm). An automated positioner centering (servocenter) option is available, as well as a variety of controller systems.

    The EM-11 is a single-base, dual-sensor positioner delivering the strength to handle long-distance sensor placement. Engineered for continuous operation, the EM-11 provides sensor mounting spans up to 60.0” (1524 mm) apart, with standard strokes up to 16.0” (406 mm). The long reach and stroke of this positioner give you the ability to place sensors where you want them without altering your web path.

    The EM-11 is capable of handling the most demanding chasing applications. It can be mounted in any orientation to the process line, allowing flexibility for easy installation. The EM-11 Sensor Positioner is available with electromechanical actuators or hydraulic cylinders to ensure it will meet your system requirements.

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  • Fife M-12 Manual Sensor Positioner

    The M-12 is a reliable, easy to use dual-sensor positioner for most any fixedsensor center guiding application. The indicating handwheel of the M-12 provides operators with sensor location at a glance. With just one adjustment, the operator is able to position each sensor precisely the same distance from the machine centerline, delivering accurate lateral positioning without reaching into the process line. Positioner strokes are available up to 813 mm (32.0 inches), accommodating total web width variation up to 1626 mm (64 inches).

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  • Fife Electrohydraulic Power Units

    Specifically designed for web guiding, Electrohydraulic Power Units are ideal for use with Fife’s full line of electronic sensors and signal controllers. These power units incorporate our exclusive 2-stage, high-resolution, spool-type servo valve to provide precise, proportional control regardless of material or load requirements.

    Equipped with their own hydraulic reservoir, pump, filter, and relief valve, all standard models can be used for single, double, or triple guiding installations. By utilizing one or more servo valves, a single power unit simultaneously, yet independently, is capable of handling up to three separate guiding operations. For more than three, a combination of power units may be used

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  • Fife LA-9 Electromechanical Actuator

    Mini, electro-mechanical actuator with maximum static thrust of ca. 250N

    The LA-9 is a light duty electromechanical actuator from Fife for steering small loads. The LA-9 is a compact construction for integration into an area where space is limited. The mechanical design ensures low friction, effective and precise operation.
    Limit Switches are not necessary when driven by Fife signal amplifiers. Therefore, no ongoing maintenance is required.

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  • Global Maxcess Actuators (GMA)

    The GMA Series of Electromechanical Actuators give you the thrust, speed, stoke and precision in a single convenient product. This new design includes the servo-center to efficiently position a guide structure, sensor, chasing equipment and/or web.

    A single global design replaces and is backwards compatible to all existing Fife Actuators (including LAB-1, LAB-3, GAB-1, GAG-2 and GAG-3). This new, electromechanical design provides accuracy and simplicity through clean, electronic operation while eliminating the continuous maintenance and upkeep required using traditional hydraulic cylinder operation. With a wide variety of thrust, speed, and stroke models available, you have the flexibility to solve even the most demanding applications.

    Fife Actuators are ideal for use with a Fife web guide controller and steering guide, displacement guide or sensor positioning equipment in, slaving, chasing, and unwind/rewind applications.

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  • Fife GMA-1 Electromechanical Actuator

    Light, electro-mechanical actuator with maximum static thrust of ca. 2.500N

    The GMA-1 is a light duty electromechanical actuator from Fife, for unwind / rewind stands, rotating frames and turn bar assemblies but can also be used as a component of slitting systems. The GMA-1 provides a variety of mounting options which offers a high degree of flexibility in order to meet different requirements. The mechanical design ensures low friction, effective and precise operation and prevents the typical bracing at the stroke end. Limit Switches are not necessary when driven by Fife signal amplifiers. Therefore, no ongoing maintenance is required.

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  • Fife GMA-3 Electromechanical Actuator

    Light – Medium, electro-mechanical actuator with maximum static thrust of ca. 3.700N

    The GMA-3 is a light-medium duty electromechanical actuator from Fife, for unwind / rewind stands, rotating frames and turn bar assemblies. The GMA-3 provides a variety of mounting options which offers a high degree of flexibility in order to meet different requirements. The mechanical design ensures low friction, effective and precise operation.. Limit Switches are not necessary when driven by Fife signal amplifiers. Therefore, no on-going maintenance is required.

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  • Fife LAB-10A Electromechanical Actuator

    Medium, electro-mechanical actuator with maximum static thrust of ca. 7.100N

    The LAB-10A is a medium duty electromechanical actuator from Fife, predominantly for unwind / rewind stands. The LAB-10A also provides a variety of mounting options which offers a high degree of flexibility in order to meet different requirements. The mechanical design ensures low friction, effective and precise operation.. Limit Switches are not necessary when driven by Fife signal amplifiers. Therefore, no on-going maintenance is required.

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