Forget Pac-Man and Pokémon, if you are shipping products...SpeedMan® is the ‘Man’ to remember.* Sprick Corporation makes shipment packaging products. They claim their SpeedMan Max is the world’s fastest paper dispensing machine. It is used for filling voids in boxes of products being shipped in order to prevent damage to the goods being shipped. Sprick’s engineers designed it for businesses shipping large volumes of products and those that have large fill volumes.
These machines dispense up to 7,600 reams of paper per minute. A ream is equivalent to 500 sheets of paper. The paper they use is 100% recycled, and can be re-recycled by the recipient of the shipped package.
At the high speeds these machines operate at, insuring the machine is accurately monitoring paper output is critical. A Novotechnik RFC 4800 magnetic angle sensor/encoder is used to measure how much paper is going out. In order to accomplish this, the incremental output version of the RFC 4800 is used.
A rate of 1,024 pulses per revolution is selected for this application. Pulses are continuously output, while the magnetic pick-up is revolving and not limited in count. The RFC 4800 is capable of accurately tracking revolutions at speeds up to 29,000 RPM.
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