Guillotine Features and Benefits

Features:

  • ASTM A-36 heavy duty steel construction, designed for service in the worst load conditions, with 1½” plate crosshead knife holder, heavy tube section construction, and thorough cross bracing
     

  • Hardened tool steel knives that are replaceable and resharpenable.  The customer cannot resharpen these knives on a bench grinder but can have Brinkley resharpen them.  Knives are stocked in 30”, 36” and 42” sizes and we try to build the required length out of these standards to ensure immediate availability from stock.  We can also cut down these lengths in a week or so.  Non-standard knives may take a month to get.  We recommend that a customer have a spare set of knives in stock so that the roll splitter can be maintained in service.

  • Simple, robust guide system consisting of brass wear plates and angles capable of absorbing high off center cutting loads, and wear angles to protect the structure

  • Simple hydraulic system using Parker cylinders and components.  Easy floor level access to the hydraulic cylinders.

  • Complete hydraulic power unit with controls, including suction strainer, gear pump, coupling, motor, guard, reservoir, relief valve, return in-line filter and pressure gauge.  Included is 10’ of hydraulic hose to connect to the guillotine.

  • All units completely pre-piped and shop tested for rapid and trouble free service
     

  • Over 40 years of experience building hundreds of guillotine roll splitters

 

Safety Systems:

  • Two hand operation is included at valve and pushbutton stations

  • The guillotine hydraulic system is configured to prevent accidental lowering of the guillotine cross head under normal and emergency conditions
     

  • The manual operating valve is spring centered so that unless operated, the cross head will not move.  This valve is plugged and provided with a check valve so that flow only moves if the handle is moved, even without hydraulic power.
     

  • A redundant safety feature is also provided in the hydraulic system.  At the bottom port on each cylinder a counter balance valve is hard piped to the cylinder port.  This valve only opens if system hydraulic pressure is available.  If the motor is shut off, or a hydraulic line breaks, the counterbalance valve closes and the cylinder is locked in place.

  • Hydraulic valve operator stations are provided with enclosures to prevent pressurized hydraulic fluid from escaping
     

  • A robust knife guard consisting of chain suspended UHMW tubes with heavy steel tube cores is suspended by chain from the cross head to prevent accidental contact with the knife

  • Lift, tilt and lift and tilt tables are provided with rubber belt toe guards to brush back feet and prevent crushing, and flow fuses to prevent excessive descent speed in case of hydraulic valve or line failure
     

  • Conveyors and ramps include side rails and panels at half height of rolls to prevent rolls from escaping
     

  • Safety signage with pictogram representations per current standards.

 

Optional Accessories:

  • Through belt conveyors with forward and reverse controls to allow guillotining slabs to lessen pulper loads.  Features include:

    • Slider bed type with ½” plate bed, constructed of A-36 steel
       

    • Crown faced welded steel pulleys with QD hubs
       

    • S-type drive that includes a ¼” rubber lagged drive pulley, Dodge screw type adjustable take-ups, Link-Belt return training idler and Falk Ultramite 1.5 service factor minimum shaft mounted gear reducer with motor
       

    • 3-ply bare back Goodyear Plylon Plus belt with mechanical splice
       

    • C-1045 steel shafts.  Drive shafts are Stressproof steel.
       

    • Pillow block mounted spherical roller bearings
       

    • Side rail guards (1/2 maximum roll diameter) on the infeed side and 3/16” plate side panels with angle supports on the outfeed side
       

    • Heavy duty pipe roll stop is provided to prevent the roll from rolling forward off the conveyor
       

    • Heavy duty replaceable channel tail pulley guard to prevent the roll from rolling backward off the conveyor
       

    • Full length under conveyor 3/16” thick Lexan plastic guards, as well as drive guarding
       

    • Conveyor control panel, NEMA 4 construction, including emergency stop, conveyor jog forward and reverse, and power unit pushbuttons is included

       

  • Roll lifts to load belt conveyors from the floor.  Features include:

    • A-36 steel construction
       

    • Heavy duty grease lubricated brass bushed pivots
       

    • Rubber flap toe guards
       

    • Hydraulic cylinders suitable for a minimum of 3,000 PSI operation
       

    • Hydraulic control valve mounted on the guillotine to control lift

       

  • Roll lift and tilt tables to load and directly discharge to pulper.  Features include:

    • A-36 steel construction
       

    • Hydraulically operated lift and tilt table lifts rolls from the floor, supports them for guillotining and discharges them to pulper
       

    • Hydraulic cylinders suitable for a minimum of 3,000 PSI operation
       

    •  Rubber flap toe guards
       

    • Hydraulic control valve mounted on the guillotine controls operation

       

  • Portable roll splitters.  Features include:

    • Hydraulic power unit mounted on an integral frame with the guillotine
       

    • Four heavy duty casters with brakes.  A tow bar is provided.  Or forklift slots are available.     

        
  • Dump buckets to allow roll handling with lift trucks.  Features include:

    • Hydraulic cylinders included for connection to a fork lift hydraulic system
       

    • Bucket itself is supported by the forks
       

    • Fits in the roll splitter for guillotining and to all dumping direct to the pulper
       

    • No hydraulic control or tubing provided