Intelligent can stock lubrication
Can stock lubrication takes a giant leap forward!
The Apex™ system for cupping press coil lubrication is an upgrade to Unist's proven Uni-Roller® technology and utilizes and electronically-controlled, positive-displacement pump to provide precise and repeatable volumes of lubricant to the coil. The positive-displacement pump is not impacted by changes in fluid viscosity, which allows consistent application of lubricant regardless of ambient temperature. PLC-based controls allow for easy setup, troubleshooting, and monitoring of the Apex™ system both at the press and remotely using ethernet connectivity.
Critical info at a glance
The Unist Apex™ system displays all critical runtime information in one central location. The home screen can be used to monitor the system and troubleshoot issues.
The Unist Apex™ system monitors all critical runtime parameters and alerts the user of potential problems and stops the press when critical issues arise.
The Unist Apex™ system displays a history of the previous 20 alarms for troubleshooting help and downtime diagnosis.
Manual control allows the user to easily perform regular maintenance and troubleshooting procedures on the Apex™ system.
Easy roller setup
Changing the amount of lubricant applied to the coil stock has never been as easy as it is with the Apex™ system's roller setup screen.
Totalizer: track fluid use
The Unist Apex™ system tracks total lubricant dispensed and can be reset to monitor lubricant consumed during a time interval of your choosing.
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- Consistent application regardless of temperature or viscosity
- Easy to use interface
- Totalizer: Track fluid use
- Detect issues before they interrupt production
Keeps you running
The Apex™ system features active monitoring to detect potential issues before they surface and an alarm history feature to view previous alarm states. A color touch screen interface displays all critical system parameters and makes adjusting the amount of lubricant on your coil simple. The Unist Apex™ system also tracks the total lubricant dispensed, making it easy to monitor lubrication costs.
The Apex System's™ positive displacement pump means the Apex can deliver metered lubricant with unrivaled precision regardless of fluid viscosity.
Fluid type(s): neat cupping lubricants for aluminum containers
Fluid supply: (3 supply options)
- Pressurized central fluid supply: 10-50 psi (0.7 0 3.4 bar)
- Day tank, drum, or tote: storage vessel placed next to unit to pump from
- Manual refill: Internal tank w/side filler cap
Fluid capacity: Internal 8 US gal (30L) tank
Air supply: Clean, dry, compressed air: 80-90 psi (5.5 - 6.2 bar). 25 SCFM (708 SLPM) minimum
Interface: 10.4" (264mm) color touchscreen
Fluid outputs: max 16
Fluid output range: 15 to 60mg/ftˆ2 (161 - 645 mg/mˆ2) typical
Control inputs: Dry contact (switch closure), proximity sensor 10-30 VDC NPN, normally open (connections are provided to power the sensor and monitor the output)
Alarm outputs: One N/C alarm (output 10), one N/O alarm (output 11) isolated, non-fused, single-pole, double-throw, 2-amp maximum load
Operating environment: 32 to 122˚F (0 to 50˚C)
5-95% relative humidity, non condensing
Storage: max 20 setups/jobs
Power: 120 VAC, 8A max, 60 Hz or 220 VAC, 4A max, 50 Hz
Ingress protection rating: IP 11