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Sheet Metal Feeder

This example shows a feeding mechanism of a sheet metal cutter consisting of two slitted rolls driven by a torque motor through two transmissions. Each transmission consists of a spur gear train, worm gear, and a chain drive. The sprocket of the chain drive is connected to its respective slitted roll. The interaction between the rolls and the sheet metal is simulated by the Loaded Contact Translational Friction blocks. The elements connected to the friction blocks represent the mass and weight of the blank. The driver uses a torque motor power unit and two disk friction clutches. The drive clutch periodically connects the flywheel to the transmissions while the brake clutch engages during idle intervals to fix the rollers in intermediate positions.

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