Automated reblading from Escomar13 December 2004
Italian tannery machinery specialists Escomar's reblading machine was one of the longest running examples of tannery machinery still in use in the industry. For the first time in 30 years, the machine has been updated. The 'Mega' automatic reblading machine has been designed and constructed to reblade, pre-grind and balance cylinders for shaving and fleshing machines. This strong and reliable machine offers a high level of precision and is suitable for reblading any kind of cylinder. The Mega model is sturdier at twice the weight of its predecessor, and the electronic balancing has been changed to digital. Operation of the machine remains the same, so users do not need particular skills or training. The fleshing cylinder has been extended from 1.7m on the original model to 3.4m with a maximum diameter of 450mm. It features an automated device for the advancing of the grinding stone, a movable carriage comprising the reblading group, blade pressure device, pre-grinding and caulking copper feeding. Rotation speed for pre-grinding and balancing is controlled by an inverter. The height of the cylinder supports can be adjusted. A security barrier runs along the entire length of the machine and magnetic sensors control balancing. Optional extras: a simplified version of the machine can also be supplied for reblading. Additional operations include tannery maintenance. Decimal tolerances and electronic balance of several blades or rubber rollers for wet-blue sammying, buffing and setting out machines can be achieved using the Mega machine.