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Depth adjustment Senso Control

Module VIII-S with SIMU-FLASH and DS 8 knife holder

The DIENES depth adjustment Senso Control with LED display for knife holders

In contrast to conventional knife holders, the setting of the overlap depth on the PSGs DF 50 and DS 8 knife holders can now be easily and conveniently controlled via an LED display using Senso Control.

A clever innovation that ensures greater precision and safety, especially when changing knives. As you can read in our success stories, thie feature is already being used successfully by many customers. With conventional knife holders, the overlap depth is set with a scale ring. However, this requires the operator to know the knife diameter. With Senso Control, a sensor detects the cutting edge and visually indicates the correct overlap depth.

This eliminates the need for time-consuming knife adjustment for the operator and minimizes individual operating errors. As soon as the green light appears, the operator knows that the optimum depth setting has been reached.

This is how it works


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Use of Senso Control

With these knife holders, a sensor inductively / optically detects the cutting edge. It is therefore no longer necessary, as with conventional knife holders, to know the diameter of the knife in order to be able to set the depth. To set the overlap depth, simply activate the pushbutton on the electronics housing. Two red and one green LED indicate to the operator in which direction to turn the depth setting nut. The sensory detection takes place without touching the knife edge. It makes no difference whether new or newly reground upper knives with a smaller diameter are used. When a red LED diode lights up, the operator turns the adjusting nut in the indicated arrow direction. When the green diode in the center of the electronics housing lights up, the optimum immersion depth has been reached.

Thanks to the highly precise and convenient depth adjustment with sensor in combination with the sophisticated knife head setting, the DS and PSGs knife holders prove themselves in use with the thickest films and paper grades as well as other materials. The unique strength of Senso Control lies in its user-friendly, time-saving LED display for setting the overlap depth. The sensor detects the cutting edge and can thus reproduce the exact overlap depth, even if the knives have a different diameter.

LED display on a shear cut knife holder to show the correct knife overlap (depth setting Senso Control)
User-friendly depth adjustment with LED display
Drawing of the intersection point of a pair of shear blades as a function of blade overlap
The integrated sensor automatically detects the cutting edge, enabling the exact overlap depth to be reproduced after knife changes and regrinding.

Your advantages

  • No need for time-consuming knife adjustment
  • Individual operating errors are reduced
  • Higher safety
  • Reduction of setup costs
  • Optimum cut edge quality
  • Constant cutting quality
  • Productivity increase
The DIENES robot with straight knife and circular knife

There are two options

PSGs DF, PSG DF and the DS 8 are knife holders where we recommend the application Senso Control to optimally adjust the the overlap depth. Reproducibility is drastically simplified, the setting process accelerated and quality sustainably increased.

Success stories with Senso Control

C. Macher

Not only the cutting results and the knife life have exceeded the expectations of the roller guide. The PSGs DF with Senso Control knife holder lets you check the overlap depth really easily and quickly via an LED display.

Papierfabrik Palm GmbH & Co. KG

Frank Seidlitz, head mill operator at Palm Paper Mill, reports that the DS 8 DC easy change knife holder has increased the service life of the knives threefold.

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