Autogil – Sheeter History – HSC2 Range
Hanbury-Autogil launched the HSC range of precision sheeters in 2009, following 3 years in development.
The original tried and trusted range of Autogil Sheeters had been used widely across many industries since 1942.
Given the inherent qualities that the original machines have become synonymous with, it was important to ensure these aspects were maintained in the new HSC design.
One of the main introductions on the HSC range was to ensure that modern proprietary bearing units were in use on all running parts, offering;
- greater precision
- enhanced blade life
- higher production speeds
- lower maintenance costs
- suitability for clean-room environments
The machine was constructed in a more modular style, meaning it can be incorporated into existing lines if required. Servo drive with touchscreen control also became far more common.
As Hanbury-Autogil is continuously focused on the development of there machines it was clear following the HSC’s successful launch that yet more improvements could be made in the next generation of Sheeters, namely the HSC2. These improvements were derived from taking on board feedback from customers and the desire to produce machines that would be classed as flawless by users.
The HSC2 includes a fairly radical design change which sees the eccentric cam assembly being located as an undercarriage to the main cutting section.
This makes the machine less top heavy (and more stable). It also brings the main shaft running assembly within the confines of the base frame. Therefore the drive belts are hidden below view.
Other benefits of this include the risk reduction of cross-contamination of belt fibers being shed onto the material being processed.
The top blade carriage is now driven up and down by a heavy-duty precision drive pillar which is guided by a proprietary die-set reciprocating ball bearing cage/housing.
This provides a highly precise movement being an essential element contributing to the finish cut quality. This bearing system is now the only running part on the machine that requires lubrication.
The blade mounting and setting mechanism have been improved to make service and replacement of the blades far easier.
In addition, the same can be said for feed roll nip assembly, which is now a modular cassette construction. This makes extraction and service of feed rollers more straightforward.
The roller nip diameters is also a minimum of 76mm which ensure deflection is also non-existent, which aids with material tracking and creasing.
Other enhancements include the elimination of the dog clutch mechanism and eccentric brake, which majorly restricts wear parts to only blades and feed rollers. Furthermore, it also reduces the noise level of the machine in operation and the potential cross-contamination risk from brake fibers.
Since the successful launch of the HSC2 in late 2016, the feedback from our users has been exemplary.
Hanbury-Autogil is a Devon based engineering company that manufacture sheeters, flat-bed die cutters, laser systems and Special Purpose Machines.
The company has its own Machine Shop manufacturing precision engineered parts to serve in a range of industries.
The current customer base expands across all continents – Local production for a global market.