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Sep­a­rate pipes. High pre­ci­sion, fast and with­out cutting

Motion control in perfection ensures quality and high quantities.
The heart of the sys­tem is the sep­a­rat­ing head of the FZH GmbH with opti­cal recog­ni­tion of the sep­a­rat­ing mark as well as the knives dri­ven by Kollmorgen’s AKM ser­vo motors.


The task of Qual­i­ty-Automa­tion GmbH in this project was the com­plete automa­tion of a pipe cut­ting sys­tem. An inno­v­a­tive sys­tem in which our cus­tomer suc­cess­ful­ly relied on the com­pact dri­ve tech­nol­o­gy of Koll­mor­gen Europe GmbH. Elec­tri­cal design, CE doc­u­men­ta­tion, con­trol cab­i­net con­struc­tion, soft­ware devel­op­ment and com­mis­sion­ing of the sys­tem was real­ized by QA. As a Koll­mor­gen sys­tem part­ner, we were able to solve this task togeth­er with its sophis­ti­cat­ed motion con­trol appli­ca­tion in a high-qual­i­ty and time­ly manner.

Func­tion of the system

The sys­tem con­sists of a drum mag­a­zine for buffer­ing the blank tubes, which is loaded by the oper­a­tor from the out­side with­out con­tact. A han­dling sys­tem con­sist­ing of sev­er­al ser­vo­mo­tor-dri­ven swiv­el and lin­ear axes trans­ports the tubes indi­vid­u­al­ly into the cen­ter­piece of the sys­tem, the sep­a­rat­ing head with opti­cal sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy to detect the sep­a­rat­ing mark. Dur­ing lin­ear trans­port into the cut­ting head, a laser mark is opti­cal­ly rec­og­nized on the tube, at which the tube is sev­ered with high pre­ci­sion. The motion con­trol appli­ca­tion in the cut­ting head was real­ized with the high-per­for­mance AKD PDMM pro­gram­ma­ble ser­vo ampli­fi­er. Anoth­er ser­vo­mo­tor han­dling sys­tem ensures that the end prod­ucts are trans­port­ed away in trans­port crates. In doing so, a data­base-sup­port­ed trace­abil­i­ty of the end prod­ucts was realized.

A strong partner

Qual­i­ty Automa­tion GmbH has been an offi­cial Koll­mor­gen sys­tem part­ner since 2017. From con­cep­tion to detailed design, com­mis­sion­ing and opti­miza­tion of your dri­ve solu­tions, QA and Koll­mor­gen are at your ser­vice at the high­est lev­el. Here we also offer you cus­tomized Koll­mor­gen Automa­tion Suite (KAS) train­ing courses.

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Contact Person
QA Mitarbeiter Daniel Meuer
Daniel Meuer
Software Development
Specializations: Control Engineering, Motion Technology
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FZH Engineering GmbH
Burgweg 2
D‑54619 Großkampenberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6559 /900 31–130

With a strong team, FZH Engineering GmbH also meets the highest demands of its customers for special machines. From assembly systems, testing machines to special non-cutting pipe cutting systems, the company offers a variety of solutions for companies in a wide variety of industries. Innovative, competent, reliable and punctual.