Rotary Knife - ORMEC motion control

Rotary Knife - Productivity in Motion

In a rotary knife motion control application, a knife axis with one or more blades or dies equally spaced around its circumference matches the web speed while making a cut or impression. Since the product length is seldom equal to the circumference, the knife must speed up or slow down when the die is not in contact with the web.

XD-Indexer Servo Drive, system coupled with an operator touch screen MMI provides a complete system for this application.

Benefits of an ORMEC Solution  

  • Production flexibility with on-the-fly speed and product changes
  • Verification of motion cycles
  • Recipe management and touchscreen MMI available for complete system


  • Cutting carton inserts, paper and plastic sheets
  • Notching paper inserts
  • Extrusion and rubber gasket cutoff


  •  Automotive, Packaging, Paper, Metal, Film
Rotary Knife Highlights

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Rotary Knife application ORMEC XD indexer

Complete system with Touchscreen, Indexers & Pacer encoder

XD-Indexer solution

 Vision guided motion for Edge tracking

Application Specific Function Block Software

SMLC solution

 Technical note - Rotary Knife ORMEC Orion

Technical brief, MotionBASIC programming

Orion solution