e-Knifeholder, Class II and III (Legacy) User Manual

TIDLAND SLITTING SOLUTIONS
Tidland e-Knifeholder
Installation, Operation and Maintenance
Class II
Class III
EN
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CONTENTS
Contact Information .................................................................................................................................................. 4
Receiving and Unpacking......................................................................................................................................... 4
Before Operation ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................. 5
About these Operating Instructions ..................................................................................................................... 5
Proper Use .......................................................................................................................................................... 6
Operating Principle .............................................................................................................................................. 6
Safety Equipment ..................................................................................................................................................... 6
Emergency Stop .................................................................................................................................................. 6
Safety Symbols Used in this Manual ................................................................................................................... 8
Residual Risk ...................................................................................................................................................... 9
Knifeholder System Requirements ......................................................................................................................... 10
Continuity Requirements ................................................................................................................................... 10
At Installation ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
E-stop Circuit ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
Installing the Power Cabinet................................................................................................................................... 11
Electrical Ratings ............................................................................................................................................... 11
Commissioning the Cabinet ............................................................................................................................... 11
Knifeholder Orientation........................................................................................................................................... 11
Knifeholder Components ................................................................................................................................... 11
Function Control Knob ....................................................................................................................................... 13
Installation .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
Select Slitting Type ............................................................................................................................................ 14
Recommended Web Penetration....................................................................................................................... 14
Recommended Knifeholder Setback (For Tangent Slitting Only) ...................................................................... 15
Mounting the Guide Bar..................................................................................................................................... 16
Determine Space Requirements ................................................................................................................... 16
Determine Mounting Dimensions .................................................................................................................. 17
Methods for Measuring Blade Overlap ......................................................................................................... 18
Install Guide Bar on Support Beam ................................................................................................................... 18
Mount Knifeholder to Guide Bar ........................................................................................................................ 19
Easy Glider Linear Bearing ........................................................................................................................... 19
Manual Mount ............................................................................................................................................... 19
Cant Key............................................................................................................................................................ 20
Selection ....................................................................................................................................................... 20
Orientation .................................................................................................................................................... 20
Web Path ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
Blade Cartridge.................................................................................................................................................. 22
Removing ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
Reversing ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
Reinstalling ................................................................................................................................................... 22
Operation ............................................................................................................................................................... 23
Knifeholder Power and Communication ............................................................................................................ 23
Plugging in a Knifeholder .............................................................................................................................. 23
External Engage Signal ..................................................................................................................................... 24
Knifeholder Setup and Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 25
Sidestroke Lever and Actuator .......................................................................................................................... 26
Cleaning during operation ............................................................................................................................. 26
Knifeholder Address .......................................................................................................................................... 27
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
Preventive Maintenance .................................................................................................................................... 29
Cant Key, Changing the O-ring ......................................................................................................................... 29
e-Knifeholder Power Cabinet ............................................................................................................................. 30
Replacing a Fuse .......................................................................................................................................... 30
Replacing the Power Supply ......................................................................................................................... 30
Blade Cartridge Transport Tool ......................................................................................................................... 31
Installing the Tool.......................................................................................................................................... 31
Removing the Cartridge ................................................................................................................................ 31
Removing Knifeholder from Guide Bar .............................................................................................................. 32
Knife Blades ...................................................................................................................................................... 33
Minimum Blade Diameter ............................................................................................................................. 33
Changing a Knife Blade ................................................................................................................................ 34
Blade Grinding and Finishing ........................................................................................................................ 35
Cartridge-to-Knifeholder Interface ..................................................................................................................... 36
Cleaning the Sidestroke Actuator Parts ........................................................................................................ 36
Cleaning the Sidestroke Lever ...................................................................................................................... 37
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CONTENTS
Measuring Resistance .................................................................................................................................. 37
Drive Shaft Bind, Releasing ............................................................................................................................... 38
e-Knifeholder Fuse, Replacing .......................................................................................................................... 39
Sensors, Replacing ........................................................................................................................................... 40
Class II .......................................................................................................................................................... 40
Class III ......................................................................................................................................................... 41
Backplate, Reinstall – Class II and III ........................................................................................................... 43
Linear Bearing, Replacing ................................................................................................................................. 44
Knifeholder Disassembly, Class II ..................................................................................................................... 45
Accessing the Motors ................................................................................................................................... 45
Downstroke Drive Assembly and Lubrication................................................................................................ 46
Sidestroke Drive Assembly and Lubrication.................................................................................................. 48
Knifeholder Disassembly, Class III .................................................................................................................... 52
Accessing the Motors ................................................................................................................................... 52
Downstroke Drive Assembly and Lubrication................................................................................................ 54
Sidestroke Drive Assembly and Lubrication.................................................................................................. 57
Lubrication ......................................................................................................................................................... 61
Dovetail ......................................................................................................................................................... 61
Cartridge ....................................................................................................................................................... 61
Assembly Diagram and Parts List .......................................................................................................................... 62
Control Body ...................................................................................................................................................... 62
Class II .......................................................................................................................................................... 62
Class III ......................................................................................................................................................... 64
Cartridge ............................................................................................................................................................ 66
Knifeholder Mount ............................................................................................................................................. 68
Easy Glider Linear Bearing Mount ................................................................................................................ 68
Brake Shoe ................................................................................................................................................... 68
Manual Mount ............................................................................................................................................... 70
Specifications ......................................................................................................................................................... 71
Tidland Knifeholder Accessories ............................................................................................................................ 72
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................................................................... 73
Knifeholder Performance ................................................................................................................................... 73
Slit Quality ......................................................................................................................................................... 75
Software User Interface.......................................................................................................................................... 76
Main Screen ...................................................................................................................................................... 76
Title Bar / Demo Mode .................................................................................................................................. 77
Knifeholder Icons .......................................................................................................................................... 78
Blade Details ............................................................................................................................................ 80
Main Screen Parameters .............................................................................................................................. 81
Recipes .................................................................................................................................................... 81
Overlap .................................................................................................................................................... 81
Side Force................................................................................................................................................ 81
Main Screen Buttons .................................................................................................................................... 82
Main Screen Menus ...................................................................................................................................... 83
Options..................................................................................................................................................... 83
Setting Units and Language ................................................................................................................ 83
Help ......................................................................................................................................................... 83
Manage Recipes ...................................................................................................................................... 85
Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................ 88
Diagnostics.......................................................................................................................................... 88
Installation Notes .................................................................................................................................................... 88
Software Revision History ...................................................................................................................................... 91
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Manufactured by
Authorized Representative
Tidland
Fife-Tidland GmbH
th
2305 SE 8 Avenue
Camas WA 98607
Max-Planck-Strasse 8-10
65779 Kelkheim
Germany
Tel.
360.834.2345
800.426.1000
Fax
360.734.5865
Siemensstrasse 13-15
48683 Ahaus
Germany
Web: www.maxcessintl.com
Email: tidland @maxcessintl.com
Tel.
+49.6195.7002.0
+49.6195.7002.933
RECEIVING AND UNPACKING
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Handle and unpack the equipment carefully. Upon arrival, check shipment against the packing list.
Promptly report to the carrier any damaged equipment.
Equipment that will not be installed immediately should be stored in a clean, dry location.
Be careful to prevent moisture, dust, and dirt from accumulating in storage and installation areas.
Before operation, check for damaged or missing fasteners. The e-Knifeholder is designed to
operate at optimal levels when all fasteners are installed and tightened to recommended torque
values.
If any fasteners are damaged or missing, please contact the equipment manufacturer or Tidland
Corporation Customer Service.
When installing the e-Knifeholder with an Easy Glider mount, be sure to retain the short piece of
linear rail after installation is complete. You will need the rail to remove and reinstall the
e-Knifeholder.
BEFORE OPERATION
Read the Safety section of this manual before installing the cabinet or handling a
knifeholder.
If not using a PC supplied by Tidland, install the software that was supplied on the CD with
your e-Knifeholders. This will ensure that you have the most current version of the software
on your computer.
To avoid damage to the e-Knifeholder, be sure that all cables are properly
plugged in before applying system power.
For systems with the e-Knifeholder User Interface Software: The e-Knifeholder Help Tool is for use
with the Windows version of the Tidland Corporation Control System. If you have any questions that
cannot be answered with the e-Knifeholder Help Tool, please contact Tidland.
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INTRODUCTION
About these Operating Instructions
These operating instructions are intended to help in successful and safe operation of the Tidland
e-Knifeholder.
The operating instructions contain important information on operating the e-Knifeholder safely,
properly and efficiently. Observing these instructions help to avoid dangers and increase the service
life of the e-Knifeholder.
No part of these or the following instructions should be construed as conflicting with or nullifying the
instructions from other sources.
The operating instructions must be carefully kept and must always be available throughout the service
life of the e-Knifeholder system.
When using the Tidland e-Knifeholder, always follow basic safety precautions to reduce the risk of
personal injury.
Your company's safety instructions and procedures should always be followed.
When using this product with any other equipment or machinery, all safety requirements stipulated by
that equipment or machinery manufacturer must be followed.
Compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements is your responsibility.
Be familiar with the hazards and safety requirements in your work environment and always work
safely.
This equipment is intended to be installed and used with a larger machine or factory. For
compliance to EU machinery directive 2006/42/EC the end user should provide a complete risk
analysis conducted per EU directives before putting this equipment into service.
These are the original instructions, written in English.
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INTRODUCTION
Proper Use
The Tidland e-Knifeholder is designed and manufactured for cutting material webs according to the
shear slitting procedure in the direction of motion of the material. Any other use is deemed as not
being in accordance with the intended purpose. The manufacturer will not be liable for any damage
resulting from this improper use. The user/operator bears sole responsibility for the risk.
Operating Principle
The e-Knifeholder has motorized overlap and side force control. The overlap and side force are
configured using e-Knifeholder software provided with the system. Tidland can also provide an
optional industrial touchscreen PC with software to adjust overlap and side force.
The e-Knifeholder comes configured with a default overlap of 0.035” and 5 lbs of side force. Use the
function control knob to calibrate the e-Knifeholder. See page 76 for operation instructions.
Safety Equipment
The part of the circular blade not used for cutting is safeguarded by a fixed cover against unintentional
contact.
The overlap and side force are applied with the “engage” function. If the electrical power fails, the
blade remains with the current overlap and side force.
All replacement parts used on this product should be made to original Tidland specifications.
Emergency Stop
E-stop Circuit
This TUV (or UL) listed device is not provided with its own E-stop and may only be installed in a
completed system equipped with a compliant E-stop circuit.
The E-stop circuit gives the operator the ability to shut the entire system off quickly in case of an
emergency.
Upon activation by an E-stop button, power shall also be removed from the system.
Removing the power from the cabinet creates a zero energy state, category 0, according to the
NFPA-79* (controlled stop).
Upon releasing the E-stop button, power is not delivered until some deliberate action is completed.
Restarting of the machine requires operation of the start button.
Follow local electrical codes to conform with E-stop conditions.
Lockout/Tagout Procedures
To prevent unexpected system startup, always follow your company’s lock-out/tag-out procedures and
test the system for a zero-energy state before beginning maintenance on the Tidland e-Knifeholder
system.
TUV and UL
TUV and UL approved e-Knifeholders have the TUV or UV mark affixed to the back of the knifeholder.
* EN60201-1 (European Union standard)
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SAFETY
Instructions for use
The problem-free and safe operation of the Tidland e-Knifeholder is
reliant on proper transportation and storage, expert installation and
commissioning and on use in accordance with the intended purpose.
Only persons who are familiar with the installation, commissioning,
operation and maintenance of the e-Knifeholder and who possess the
necessary qualifications for their activities may work on the
e-Knifeholder.
Please note the following:
The content of these operating instructions
Any safety instruction on the device
The machine manufacturer’s specifications
The applicable accident prevention and environmental protection
guidelines
Information about
safety instructions
The safety instructions and symbols described in this section are used
in these operating instructions. They are used to avoid possible dangers
for users and to prevent material damage.
SIGNAL WORD
Source of danger and its results
Avoiding dangers
The signal word DANGER refers to the danger of death or serious
bodily injuries.
The signal word WARNING refers to the danger of moderate to severe
bodily injuries.
The signal word CAUTION refers to the danger of slight to moderate
bodily injuries or material damage.
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SAFETY
Safety Symbols Used in this Manual
Caution
Reference to general hazards that may result in bodily injuries or
damage to the device.
Warning
Knife blades are sharp.
Can cause serious injury to hands.
Do not remove safety guards.
Use only recommended tools when handling knife blades.
Warning
Pinch point.
Keep hands away from moving knifeholder parts.
Danger
Arc flash and shock hazard.
Follow ALL requirements in NFPA 70E for safe work practices
and for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Information
Disconnect power before servicing the Tidland e-Knifeholder cabinet.
Information
This mark identifies a process and/or operator steps. Execute steps
in sequence top to bottom. Observance of correct procedures will
assure a safe, sound and efficient handling of the knifeholder.
Caution
To avoid static discharge, use proper grounding methods.
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SAFETY
Residual Risk
A residual risk remains, even if all safety regulations during the operation of the Tidland e-Knifeholder
are observed. Any person working with the e-Knifeholder should be aware of such residual risks and
must follow the instructions intended to avoid such residual risks developing into accidents or damage.
Warning
Work on electrical equipment shall be performed by authorized professionals only.
Before beginning any maintenance on the e-Knifeholder, turn off main switch on the
e-Knifeholder cabinet. Disconnect the power to secure the unit against unintended
restarting, and then test for zero-energy state.
Warning
Duration of blade rotation during emergency shutdown (activation of the E-stop button) is
system-dependent.
Warning
Keep hands away from moving knifeholder parts.
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Continuity Requirements
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For the e-Knifeholder to calibrate and
function properly, you must verify continuity
between system components.
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Use an ohmmeter to confirm ≤5KΩ between
ground and the anvil ring.
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If using an expanding knife shaft, test with
the shaft expanded.
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If resistance exceeds 5KΩ, call Tidland
Customer Service; modifications to improve
continuity may be required.
At Installation
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Resistance between the anvil ring and
ground must be ≤5KΩ. (A)
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Confirm >5KΩ between the e-Knifeholder
blade and the anvil ring. (B)
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If resistance exceeds ≤5K Ω, confirm
≤500 Ω between the e-Knifeholder blade(s)
and ground. (C)
E-stop Circuit
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This TUV (or UL) listed device is not provided
with its own E-stop and may only be installed
in a completed system equipped with a
compliant E-stop circuit.
The E-stop circuit gives the operator the
ability to shut the entire system off quickly in
case of an emergency.
Upon activation by an E-stop button, power
shall also be removed from the system.
Removing the power from the cabinet
creates a zero energy state, category 0,
according to the NFPA-79* (controlled stop).
Upon releasing the E-stop button, power is
not delivered until some deliberate action is
completed. Restarting of the machine
requires operation of the start button.
Follow local electrical codes to conform with
E-stop conditions.
TUV and UL approved e-Knifeholders have
the TUV or UV mark affixed to the back of
the knifeholder.
* EN60204-1 (European Union standard)
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INSTALLING THE POWER CABINET
Arc flash and shock hazard.
Installation must comply with federal, state and local electrical codes.
Install the cabinet according to the Tidland electrical drawings provided with your unit.
Electrical Ratings
See the label on the e-Knifeholder power cabinet for your model number.
Cabinet Model
EKH5-5S
EKH5-1S
EKH20-1S
Tidland Part No.
708185
706687
708199
Input Rating
100 VAC to 240 VAC
100 VAC to 240 VAC
100 VAC to 240 VAC
1.65A
1.65A
4.6A
50 Hz or 60 Hz
single-phase
50 Hz or 60 Hz
single-phase
50 Hz or 60 Hz
single-phase
24 VDC to 29 VDC
24 VDC to 29 VDC
24 VDC to 29 VDC
1A per cable
5A
15A
Output Rating
Commissioning the Power Cabinet
To avoid damage to the e-Knifeholder, never plug in a knifeholder while the power is on.
Before connecting the knifeholders:
1. Turn the cabinet power on. (Turn knob clockwise one-quarter turn.)
2. Verify the voltage at the knifeholder end of each cable connector, according to the
electrical drawing (Tidland Drawing No. XXXX-0410).
3. Turn off the power.
4. Connect the knifeholders.
5. Turn the power on again.
Knifeholder
Complete illustrations and part numbers begin on page 62.
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KNIFEHOLDER ORIENTATION
Item Description
1
Brake Knob
2
Power/Communication Connector
3
Communication LED
 Green solid: PC is communicating to knifeholder
 OFF: PC is not communicating to knifeholder
4
Jog Switch
Use jog switch with extreme caution.
Keep hands clear of knife blades at all times.
With Function Control Knob in Red non-operational position:
 Toggle jog switch DOWN: extend the knifeholder
 Toggle jog switch UP: retract the knifeholder
(Use when positioning knifeholder on guide bar.)
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Jog Switch stops knifeholder movement during
calibration or down stroke. (You must return the
Function Control Knob to RED to initiate movement.
5
Power/Error LED
 Green solid: power on/no error
 Red blink: calibration error
6
Function Control Knob (page 13)
 Yellow: Begins calibration
 Red: Retract (non-operation position)
 Green: Run (operation position – extends KH)
7
Control Body
8
Cant Key
9
Knifeholder Bellows
10
Safety Lock Pin (not visible in this orientation)
11
Lock/Unlock Lever (shown in LOCKED position)
12
Blade Cartridge
13
Blade Guard Attachment (optional)
14
Knife Blade
15
Control Body to Cartridge Dovetail Interface
16
Guide Bar Mount Assembly (Manual Mount or Easy Glider)
17
Knifeholder Address Switch Access Cover
(CLII only)
Class III Dovetail and Cartridge, similar to Class II, are not shown.
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KNIFEHOLDER ORIENTATION
Function Control Knob
COLOR
YELLOW
Setup
Calibration
RED
Retract
No operation
GREEN
Extend
Operate
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POSITION
FUNCTION
Begins the calibration cycle. The calibration cycle will
automatically move the blade up before starting.
1) The blade will side engage fully,
2) move down until it just touches the top of the anvil blade,
3) move up 0.030",
4) side disengage to zero point,
5) move down to desired overlap,
6) engage side until it just touches the side of the anvil blade,
7) side disengage to zero point, and then
8) wait for next command.
Use calibration after placing blade near anvil and locking
knifeholder to guidebar.
Reverses sidestroke movement, then retracts blade
cartridge.
 Use when knifeholder is not in operation.
 Use to allow jog button to move knife up/down.
 Use when traversing knifeholder (with blade retracted)
to new slit position.
Do not traverse knifeholder when blade is extended.
Extends blade cartridge to programmed overlap then
moves side stroke to programmed side force.
 Use when operating knifeholder.
 Knife may engage based on commanded engage state.
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INSTALLATION
Select Slitting Type
Class II profile shown
TANGENT
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Knifeholder axis is 90° to web path.
Tangent slitting requires knifeholder setback.
WRAP
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Knifeholder axis bisects the wrap angle.
Knifeholder setback is not required.
Web Penetration for Tangential Slitting Applications – Recommended
To maximize web stability at the cut point, Tidland recommends web penetration by the anvil ring of
.015"-.060". Check this measurement by laying a straight edge across the idler rolls to represent the
web. Measure how far the anvil ring "penetrates" the plane created by the straight edge.
Thicker web materials require more penetration, while thinner or sensitive materials may require no
penetration. Call Tidland Customer Service for assistance. 1-800-426-1000
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INSTALLATION
Knifeholder Setback – Recommended (For Tangent Slitting Only)
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For best slit result, the web must be in contact with the lower knife ring at the cut point. If the web
contacts the top blade ahead of the cut point, the material will tear instead of slitting cleanly.
Geometry shown is based on medium weight kraft paper. For assistance with other web materials,
call Tidland Customer Service, 1-800-426-1000.
Class II profile shown.
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INSTALLATION
Mounting the Guide Bar
Determine Space Requirements
Class II e-Knifeholder is shown in retracted position.
Class II
Inches
Millimeters
A
7.62
193.5
B
2.94
74.7
C
0.76
19.4
D
0.75
19.0
E
7.55
191.9
F
8.20
208.5
G
1.27
32.3
H
9.89
251.2
I
18.70
475.2
J
.965
24.5
K
5.91
150.1
L
6.33
160.8
M
0.49
12.3
N
.059
1.5
O
0.13
3.30
P
1.94
49.3
Class III
Inches
Millimeters
A
8.26
209.9
B
3.46
87.9
C
0.63
16.0
D
1.75
44.5
E
5.52
172.5
F
7.82
198.7
G
1.27
32.3
H
11.74
298.3
I
18.53
470.1
J
1.00
25.4
K
7.84
199.2
L
8.35
212.2
M
0.65
16.5
N
0.12
3.0
O
0.25
6.4
P
2.88
73.2
Dimension M is from the edge of the upper control body to the inside of the knife blade.
Note: Dimensions are nominal and represent the average of assembled units. These are not the specifications of individual parts, nor do they
reflect manufacturing tolerances.
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INSTALLATION
Determine Mounting Dimensions
Vertical Mounting Dimension – VMD
The distance from the centerline of the guide bar mounting holes to the anvil roll or ring O.D.
and perpendicular to the web path
Horizontal Mounting Dimension – HMD
The distance from the support beam face (guide bar mounting surface) to the vertical centerline
through the center of the anvil ring.
VMD
Tangent & Wrap Slitting
Class II
Class III
10-3/16"
12-1/4"
(258.8 mm)
(311.2 mm)
These dimensions reserve approximately 1/2 of blade cartridge stroke for blade regrinding.
HMD
Tangent Slitting *
Class II
Class III
'A' Web Path
'B' Web Path
3-7/32" (81.8 mm)
3-27/32" (97.6 mm)
2-23/32" (69.1 mm)
3-3/32" (78.6 mm)
Wrap Slitting **
'A' or 'B' Web Path
2-15/16" (74.6 mm)
3-15/32" (88.1 mm)
* These dimensions will result in setbacks as listed in 'Recommended Setback Distance' on page .
** These dimensions provide no setback.
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INSTALLATION
Methods for Measuring Blade Overlap
The e-Knifeholder automatically sets blade overlap. To adjust the blade overlap (p. 81).
This graphic is for reference only.
Method 1
Measure blade overlap directly along the common
centerline of the knife blade and anvil ring.
Method 2
Measure the chord of the intersection
between the knife blade and anvil ring.
Install Guide Bar on Support Beam
The guide bar must be straight within 0.010” (0.25 mm) on a rigid and vibration-free support.
1. Determine the center-to-center distance between the mounting bolt holes (X) on the guide bar.
 Standard pre-drilled dimension (X) is 12" (304.80 mm).
 Drill and tap support beam for pre-drilled guide bar: 3/8"-16NC holes
Before transferring dimension (X) onto the support beam, make sure there will be enough free
space at one end of the beam for knifeholder installation and removal once the guide bar is mounted.
Class II
Class III
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Recommended Free Space (minimum)
3" (76.2mm)
4" (101.6mm)
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INSTALLATION
Mount Knifeholder to Guide Bar
Easy Glider Linear Bearing READ FIRST
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Do not remove the factory-installed short rail section from
the linear rail.
This rail section must be used to install the knifeholder onto
the guide bar rail.
Failure to use this rail section when installing the
knifeholder may result in bearing damage and
void bearing warranty.
Safety Recommendation
Remove blade cartridge from knifeholder (p. 22).
1. Choose at which the end of the guide bar the knifeholders
will be mounted.
2. At the mounting end only, locate and remove the #10-32
end stop screw on the face of the guide bar.
3. Do not remove the short rail from the knifeholder
bearing.
4. Turn the brake knob counterclockwise to unlock.
5. Push the brake shoe up into the back plate if protruding.
6. Install the knifeholder:
a. Hold the knifeholder and short rail section
together. Carefully place the rail section into the
keyway on the guide bar.
b. Align the short rail section with the fixed bearing
rail on the guide bar.
c. Slide the knifeholder onto fixed bearing rail.
7. Remove short section of bearing rail from the guide bar;
Class II shown
keep it for future maintenance and knifeholder removal.
8. Repeat Steps 2-8 until all knifeholders are installed.
9. After all knifeholders are installed, reinstall the #10-32 socket head cap screws in the end stop.
10. Reinstall blade cartridges on knifeholders (p. 22).
11. Turn the function control knob to red (retract) position on all knifeholders.
Manual Mount
1. Make sure the blade cartridge is retracted.
2. Turn the brake knob (on top of the control body)
counterclockwise enough to allow the brake shoe to
be manually retracted into the mount. (Push the
brake shoe up into mount if extended out.)
3. Align the mount with the end of the guide bar and
slide the knifeholder onto the guide bar.
4. Turn the brake knob clockwise to secure the
knifeholder in the desired position.
Adjusting the Gib to Keep Knifeholder Perpendicular to Guide Bar
1. Loosen the two gib socket head cap screws. (4 mm hex)
2. Tighten or loosen the gib set screw to achieve a perpendicular fit: ¼ turn per adjustment. (2 mm hex)
3. Tighten the two gib socket head cap screws: torque to 4.3 ft·lbs (5.83 Nm).
4. Gib should be tight enough to maintain perpendicular fit when locked to the guide bar, and loose
enough to provide smooth traverse.
Connect the power/communication cable to knifeholder before turning on system power.
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INSTALLATION
Cant Key
Selection
Cant Angle Options: 0°, 0.25°, 0.5°, or 1.0°
The angle is engraved in the key.
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The cant key label color, red or blue, indicates the
web path direction as determined at time of sale.
If the web path needs to be reversed at any time,
Tidland recommends replacing the cant key with
one of the correct color.
The arrow on the cant key points to the nip point.
(See page 21.)
Class II profile shown.
Orientation
The arrow on the cant key label should:
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point to the nip point (blade contact side) of the anvil ring.

point in the same direction as the arrow on the blade cartridge.
Arrows pointing in opposite directions indicate that:

the nip point will not be closed, resulting in poor slit quality, and

the cant key orientation needs to be reversed, or

the cartridge orientation must be changed.
To change cant key orientation, pull the key all the way out of the control body, rotate it 180° and
reinstall, pushing it firmly into the control body.
To install a new cant key, pull the old key out of the control body and replace it with the new key.
Make sure the cant key arrow points in the same direction as the blade cartridge arrow.
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INSTALLATION
Cant Key (continued)
"A" Web Path

Web moves from control side of
knifeholder toward the guide bar mount.
 Cant key label is RED.
 Cant key arrow points toward the THIN
side of the cant key.
 Blade cartridge arrow points to the nip
point (contact side of anvil ring.)
"B" Web Path

Web moves from the guide bar mount
toward the control side of knifeholder.
 Cant key label is BLUE.
 Cant key arrow points toward the THICK
side of the cant key.
 Blade cartridge arrow points to the nip
point (contact side of anvil ring.)
Changing the Cant Key O-ring
The cant key must remain tight in the knifeholder body. If the cant key becomes loose in the body or if
cracks in the o-ring are visible, replace the o-ring.
1. Pull the cant key straight out from the control body.
2. Remove o-ring from the cant key.
Caution! Do not damage o-ring groove edges when removing o-ring.
3. Lubricate the new o-ring and the cant key o-ring pocket. Use only Parker Super O-Lube.
4. Install the new o-ring in the cant key o-ring groove.
5. Push the cant key straight into the knifeholder body.
See illustration above for correct orientation.
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INSTALLATION
Blade Cartridge
Blade cartridge instructions are the same for Class II and III. Class II shown here.
Before removing the blade cartridge, read instructions for using the optional
blade cartridge transport tool (p. 31).
Removing the Cartridge
1. Turn function control knob to red (retract) position.
2. Install the cartridge transport tool (p. 31).
3. Pull up on the dovetail lock lever to unlock the blade
cartridge.
4. Press and hold down the safety lock pin.
5. Using the cartridge transport tool, pull the blade
cartridge toward you to slide it off the control body.
6. Transport the cartridge to the maintenance area before
removing the tool.
Reversing the Cartridge
1. At the maintenance area, remove the tool from the
cartridge.
2. Turn the cartridge 180° and reinstall the removal tool.
3. At the knifeholder control body, you must pull out the
cant key, rotate it 180° and reinstall.
Reinstalling the Cartridge
1. Slide the blade cartridge onto the control body.
2. The safety lock pin will 'snap' in place when the blade
cartridge is in the correct position.
3. Press down on the dovetail lock lever to lock the blade
cartridge to the control body.
4. Remove the cartridge transport tool (if used).
IMPORTANT!
The arrow on the cant key must point in the same direction
as the arrow on the blade cartridge. If it does not:
1. Confirm that you have the correct key for your web
path direction.
2. Pull key out of the knifeholder body and rotate it 180°.
3. Push it firmly back into the control body with the arrow
pointing in the appropriate direction.
(Cant Key, p. 20)
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OPERATION
Knifeholder Power and Communication
If not using a PC supplied by Tidland, install the software that was supplied on the CD with
your e-Knifeholders. This will ensure that you have the most current version of the software
on your computer.
Turn power supply off before plugging in or unplugging the power cable from the
knifeholder.
Disconnecting the power cable while the power is still on will result in a loss of
communication between the user interface and the e-Knifeholder and can cause
permanent damage to the knifeholder.
Power and communication are integrated and supplied through a power cable (Tidland P/N 685104),
typically shipped with each e-Knifeholder assembly.
If your configuration varies from the standard installation, use the required mating connector: Turck, Inc.
Eurofast M12, 8-pole, appliance outlet cable assembly, such as Model RK or WK series, rated 75V, 2A.
It is not possible to plug the cables in backward or in the wrong direction. Each connector is keyed for
correct orientation.
Plugging in a Knifeholder
1. Turn off system power.
2. Connect the male end of the power cable to the beam or wiring duct, if equipped, and tighten the
connector locking ring.
3. Connect the female end of the power cable to the knifeholder at the power/communication
connector and tighten the connector locking ring.
4. Apply system power.
Unplugging a Knifeholder
1. Turn off system power.
2. At the knifeholder, loosen the locking ring and pull out the power cable.
Class II shown
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OPERATION
External Engage Signal
Note: Refer to the electrical drawings at your installation for the wiring of the external engage signal.
Each knifeholder receives an external engage signal that overrides the PC user interface.
When the signal is ON, the user interface can engage or disengage any knifeholder.
When the signal is OFF, the knifeholders are completely disabled.
When switching from ON to OFF, the knifeholders will retract.
External Engage is ON
Set to…
the Function Control Knob will…
and the Jog Switch will…
Green
Extend the knifeholder
Stop KH movement when toggled up or down
Green
(during calibration)
Extend the knifeholder when calibration
sequence is complete
Stop calibration sequence or any KH
movement.
Red
Retract the knifeholder
Retract KH when toggled up OR
extend KH when toggled down, and
side move knife blade to half stroke
Yellow
Begin calibration
Stop calibration when toggled up or down
External Engage is OFF
Set to…
the Function Control Knob will…
and the Jog Switch will…
Green
Red
Yellow
Do nothing
Do nothing
Do nothing
Do nothing
Do nothing
Do nothing
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OPERATION
Knifeholder Setup and Calibration
During operation, keep the e-Knifeholder cartridge-to-dovetail interface clean (see page 26).
Heavy dust build-up can result in the loss of sidestroke.
Warning – danger due to cutting
Do not put hands between the knife blade and the web material at any time during operation.
Severe bodily injury may occur.
Warning – danger due to crushing
Keeps hands away from all moving knifeholder parts during blade cartridge retraction.
Severe bodily injury may occur.
Class II shown here.
Ensure that:
 anvil rings are in a pre-selected slit position.
 blade cartridge is locked to control body.
 power cable is attached and power is on.
 you have verified continuity between system
components (p. 10).
1. Turn the function control knob to the red (retract) position.
2. Loosen the brake knob. The knifeholder is ready to move.
3. Manually slide the knifeholder along the guide bar to place
knife blade close to the anvil at the new slit position.
Caution! Ensure that knife blade is not directly over the
anvil ring in order to prevent damage by collision when
blade cartridge is extended in Step 4.
4. Press the jog button to extend the blade down until it is
overlapping the anvil by at least .005" (.13 mm).
5. Manually slide the knifeholder along the guide bar until the
knife blade and the anvil ring touch.
6. Tighten the brake knob to lock the knifeholder to the guide
bar.
7. Turn the function control knob to the yellow (setup) position
to begin knifeholder calibration process.
Note: Press the jog button if you need to stop calibration.
To resume calibration, go back to Step 1.
8. Turn the function control knob to the green (run) position. If
the external engage signal is on, the knife will engage to the
programmed overlap and side force; otherwise it will
disengage. (See page 24.)
9. When all knifeholders have begun calibrating and are set to
the green (engage) position, check each knifeholder to
ensure that calibration was successful. If the
power/calibration LED is blinking red, repeat Steps 1-8.
If there is no knifeholder movement, or if the unit does not
calibrate properly, see Troubleshooting on page 73.
If the knifeholder is functioning, but there is no sidestroke, see
page 26.
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OPERATION
Sidestroke Lever and Actuator Components
During operation, the sidestroke lever (1) is activated by the sidestroke actuator (2) located at the
cartridge-to-dovetail interface. If these components become clogged with dust and debris, the actuator
can become stuck, resulting in loss of sidestroke.
Check this component interface regularly and keep it free from dust and debris build-up. Use
compressed air to blow dust out through the cavity between the control body and the blade cartridge
dovetail.
Cleaning while the e-Knifeholder is in operation
In high dust level environments, you may need to clean the cavity before disengaging the blade from
the anvil in order to prevent the sidestroke actuator from sticking.
To clean and lubricate during regular preventive maintenance, see page 49.
Repair options if the actuator is stuck:
Return the unit to Tidland, or,
Call Tidland for assistance with "Maintenance Mode".
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OPERATION
Knifeholder Address
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
When installing a replacement knifeholder, you must set the address to match that of the
knifeholder being replaced.
When you add or remove a knifeholder, you must also reconfigure the beam.(p. 86).
Accessing the Address Switch
Use a small flat blade screwdriver to carefully pry off the hole plug on the side of the e-Knifeholder.
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OPERATION
Setting the Address
1. With a small flat blade screwdriver, carefully position the switches OFF or ON to set the address.
2. Class II: Reinstall the plug.
Class III: Reinstall the side cover.
3. Install the knifeholder on the guide bar (p. 19) and resume operation (p. 25).
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MAINTENANCE
Preventive Maintenance
WARNING!
Hand hazard.
Knife blades are sharp.
Use only recommended tools when handling knife blades.
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This recommended maintenance schedule is dependent upon machine use and environment.
Keep anvil rings and knifeholder blades clean and balanced.
Do not use oil lubricants in knifeholder. Oil lubricants may cause the knifeholder to function improperly.
Use only those lubricants recommended in this publication.
Daily

Keep all knifeholders clean of debris.

Calibrate the knifeholder whenever it is moved or a blade is changed.

Note: DO NOT IMMERSE knifeholders in solvents. Wipe the outer surfaces with a clean, dry rag.
Weekly

Blow down the blade cartridge to remove dust build up.

Check electrical cable to the knifeholders for wear or cracks.

Inspect control body dovetail assembly and remove all dust and debris.
Monthly

Check adjustment of gib to guide bar for minimal clearance between knifeholder mount and guide bar.

Clean all surfaces of the control body and blade cartridge.

Clean the cartridge-to-knifeholder interface parts. See page 36.

Inspect bellows for tears around dovetail mount. Replace if necessary.

Inspect the power supply for proper voltage: +24vDC

Check the resistance between the cartridge dovetail and the knife blade. See page 37.
Bi-Yearly

Clean and inspect blade cartridge bearings for looseness.

Remove cant key and inspect for excessive wear. Replace if necessary.

Check cant key o-ring for damage. Replace if necessary.

As needed, lubricate at points indicated on page 61.
Guide Bar

Periodically wipe the dovetail guide bar clean and lubricate with silicone dry film lubrication.
®

Tidland Corporation recommends using Dow Corning Molykote 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubrication to
ensure smooth knifeholder movement.
Changing the Cant Key
The cant key must remain tight in the knifeholder body. If the cant key becomes loose in the body or if
cracks in the o-ring are visible, replace the o-ring.
1. Remove cant key from the knifeholder (p.20).
2. Remove o-ring from the cant key. Note: Do not damage o-ring groove edges when removing o-ring.
3. Lubricate the new o-ring and the cant key o-ring groove. Use Parker Super O-Lube.
4. Install the new o-ring in the cant key o-ring groove.
5. Push the cant key straight into the knifeholder body.
Follow arrow orientation as described in Cant Key Orientation (p. 20) or Web Path (p. 21)
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MAINTENANCE
Servicing the e-Knifeholder Power Cabinet
Danger
Arc flash and shock hazard.
Service to be performed by qualified personnel only.
Disconnect power before servicing the cabinet.
Replacing a Fuse in the Cabinet
For e-Knifeholder fuses, see page 39.
To reduce the risk of fire, replace
fuses only with the same type as
indicated for your cabinet model.
CAUTION
Cabinet Model
EKH20-1S
EKH5-5S
EKH5-1S
Tidland Part No.
708199
708185
706687
Input Fuse
Class J, 600V
Output Fuse(s)
3AG Time Delay, 250V
F10, 10A
F1, 15A
F2, 1A
F10, 3A
F1-F6, 1A
F10, 3A
F1, 5A
F2, 1A
Replacing the Power Supply
Replace power supply with same make and model only. Contact Tidland for pricing.
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MAINTENANCE
Using the Blade Cartridge Transport Tool
The blade cartridge transport tool is designed for safe handling of the blade cartridge to and from the
work bench. Operators can safely remove the cartridge from a knifeholder installed on the guide bar
and transport it to another area for maintenance. The tool attaches to the orange safety guard installed
on the knifeholder, preventing contact with the sharp blade edge.
Before removing the cartridge:
To prevent accidental movement of the e-Knifeholder, turn the function control
knob to the RED position, or
Follow your company lockout/tagout procedure.
The knifeholder must be in the retracted position (RED)
before installing the transport tool.
The transport tool (1) is secured to the knifeholder blade
guard by a lock screw (2) and plastic clamp (3).
Turn the lock screw counterclockwise to loosen before
installing.
Installing the Transport Tool
1. Turn the knifeholder function control knob (4) to the
red (retract) position.
2. Place the tool underneath the blade cartridge so that
the knife blade seats in the tool slot.
3. Turn the lock knob (5) clockwise to tighten the lock
screw hard against the blade guard safety attachment.
Removing the Cartridge
7. Pull up on the dovetail lock lever (6) to unlock the
blade cartridge.
8. Press and hold down the safety lock pin (7).
9. Using the cartridge transport tool, pull the blade
cartridge toward you to slide it off the control body.
10. Transport the cartridge to the maintenance area
before removing the tool.
To reverse or reinstall the cartridge, see page 22.
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Removing Knifeholder from Guide Bar
Warning – danger due to cutting or crushing
Before removing the e-Knifeholder from the guide bar:

Retract the blade cartridge.

Turn off power to the e-Knifeholder.

Disconnect the power/communication cable from the e-Knifeholder.

Remove the blade cartridge (p. 31).
Easy Glider Linear Bearing Mount
Class II shown here
1. Choose at which end of the guide bar the
knifeholder will be removed; move the
knifeholder just to the end of the fixed rail on
the guide bar.
2. Locate and remove the #10-32 screw from the
end stop on the face of the guide bar.
3. In the space at the end of the guide bar, align
the short piece of rail (received with each
knifeholder bearing mount) with the fixed rail
and transfer the knifeholder from the fixed rail to
the short rail.
4. Hold the knifeholder and the short rail together
and carefully remove them from the guide bar.
Do not remove the short rail from the
knifeholder bearing mount. You will need it to
reinstall the knifeholder on the guide bar.
TIP:
Secure the short rail to the
linear bearing with a small
piece of tape to retain the
bearing balls during
maintenance. You will need
the short rail to reinstall the
knifeholder on the guide bar.
Manual Mount
1. Turn the brake knob on top of the control body counterclockwise to
unlock.
2. Locate and remove the #10-32 screw from the end stop on the face of
the guide bar.
3. In the space at the end of the guide bar, align the short piece of rail
(received with each knifeholder bearing mount) with the fixed rail and
transfer the knifeholder from the fixed rail to the short rail.
4. Hold the knifeholder and the short rail together and carefully remove
them from the guide bar. Do not remove the short rail from the
knifeholder bearing mount. You will need it to reinstall the knifeholder
on the guide bar.
Class II shown here.
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MAINTENANCE
Knife Blades
The problem-free and safe operation of the Tidland e-Knifeholder is reliant on proper transportation and
storage, expert installation and commissioning and on use in accordance with the intended purpose.
Only persons who are familiar with the installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the
e-Knifeholder and who possess the necessary qualifications for their activities may work on the
e-Knifeholder.
WARNING!
Hand hazard.
Knife blades are sharp.
Maintenance may be performed only by qualified personnel and only in a designated
area.
Minimum Blade Diameter
For safety, Tidland recommends changing knife blades when the minimum blade diameter for CE
compliance is reached. The requirement is <6 mm gap from blade edge to the inside edge face of the
cartridge guard.
Class II
Class III
Min. Blade Diameter
145.58 mm (5.731")
196.96 mm (7.754")
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MAINTENANCE
Changing a Knife Blade
Removing the Blade
For safety and ease during blade maintenance, Tidland
recommends securing the cartridge with a bench fixture while
changing the blade.*
1. Use the cartridge transport tool to remove the cartridge
from the knifeholderbefore beginning disassembly (p. 22).
It is not necessary to remove the blade guard or the blade
guard attachment.
2. At the maintenance area, install cartridge on a bench
fixture for stability and remove the cartridge transport tool.
3. Press and hold the blade lock pin (1) and rotate the blade
hub until it stops. (The pin will be on the underside of the
cartridge when mounted in fixture.)
4. Use a 4 mm hex wrench to loosen the three blade clamp
screws (2). It is not necessary to remove the screws.
5. Still pressing the blade lock pin, rotate the blade clamp (3)
counterclockwise and slide it off the blade hub when the
clearance holes are aligned with the blade clamp screw
heads.
6. Remove the knife blade (4) from the blade hub.
WARNING!
Hand hazard.
Knife blades are sharp.Maintenance may be
performed only by qualified personnel
and only in a designated area.
For added protection, Tidland recommends
the use of stainless steel mesh gloves
when handling knife blades.
Reinstalling the Blade
For safety and ease during blade maintenance, Tidland
recommends securing the cartridge with a bench fixture while
changing the blade.*
1. Clean the blade hub surface where the blade mounts to
assure correct fit of the blade and to help prevent blade
runout (wobble).
2. Replace the knife blade with the slitting edge toward the
strut (the inside back face of the cartridge).
3. Replace the blade clamp onto the blade hub. Press and
hold the blade lock pin and rotate the blade clamp
clockwise until the counterbored areas of the clearance
holes are under the blade clamp screw heads.
4. Tighten the three blade clamp screws to 45 in·lbs
(5.10 Nm)
5. Attach the cartridge transport tool and remove the
cartridge from the bench fixture.
6. Return the cartridge to the operating area and reinstall the
cartridge on the knifeholder (p. 22).
*Tidland Bench Fixture (modular)
Fixture base
733657
Class II dovetail
731409
Class III dovetail 731776
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MAINTENANCE
Blade Grinding and Finishing
See minimum blade diameter specifications on page 33.
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Correct blade sharpness is essential for shear and crush
slitting operations.
To reduce chipping and rapid dulling of blades, it is
important to remove burred edges.
Grind the blade edge as smooth as possible to avoid dust
formation during the slitting process.
Before putting the blade into operation, install the blade
and set up the knifeholder at the anvil ring. Manually rotate
the blade against the anvil in the reverse direction for a few
revolutions. This will help deburr the blade after grinding
and provide a smooth slitting edge.
Step
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Procedure
Wet/Dry
Grit/Hardware
If required, grind to remove
Wet
46/60 med./soft
chips, restore roundness, etc.
Rough grind blade edge
Wet
100 medium
Finish grind blade edge
Wet
180 med./hard
Deburr
Dry (hand)
Oilstone
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Cartridge-to-Knifeholder Interface
For proper e-Knifeholder operation, keep the interface clean between the cartridge and the
knifeholder control body dovetail.
WARNING! Hand hazard.
Knife blades are sharp. Maintenance may be performed only by qualified personnel and only in a
designated area. For added protection, Tidland recommends the use of stainless steel mesh gloves
when handling knife blades.
Remove the cartridge from the control body.

Clean the sidestroke actuator parts.

Clean the sidestroke lever on the knifeholder dovetail assembly.

Measure the resistance between the cartridge dovetail assembly and the knife blade.
Cleaning the Sidestroke Actuator Parts
Clean as needed depending on the application and
dust levels of your operation.
1. Using 4 mm hex drive, remove the outer cartridge
strut (1).
2. Rotate the dovetail assembly (2) up and use
compressed air to blow dust and debris from the
moving parts.
3. Manually actuate the sidestroke key and the
cam (3) parts, checking for free and smooth
movement. If parts are sticking, call Tidland
Customer Service for assistance.
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Cartridge-to-Knifeholder Interface
(continued)
Cleaning the Sidestroke Lever
on the e-Knifeholder Control Body
Regular cleaning recommended
Pull the sidestroke lever (4) away from the dovetail
block (5) and wipe all of the components clean,
removing all dust and debris build-up.
Do not use solvents, which can cause dust to
accumulate.
Measuring Resistance
After cleaning the knifeholder dovetail-to-cartridge
interface, use an ohmmeter to measure for ≤500
Ω between the top of the cartridge dovetail and a
point on the knife blade.
Note: The dovetail point must be a non-anodized
surface, as shown in the illustration.
Rotate the blade and measure in several places.
If any point on the blade measures more than
500 Ω, the cartridge bearing must be replaced.
Contact Tidland Customer Service.
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Releasing a Bound Drive Shaft Assembly
If there is no blade cartridge movement, or if the knifeholder stalls, a drive shaft assembly may be
binding and you may need to manually release it. Before disassembling the knifeholder, call Tidland
Customer Service for assistance with "Maintenance Mode." 800.426.1000


Some disassembly is required to access the motors: Class II (p. 45); Class III (p. 52).
If your motor does not have a shaft (or knob) on top, you will need to remove the motor to access
the drive shaft and use a screwdriver to turn the shaft.
Class II shown
Downstroke Drive Shaft Assembly
If the blade cartridge is retracted and will not extend, turn the shaft clockwise.

If the blade cartridge is extended and will not retract, turn the shaft counterclockwise. 
Sidestroke Motor Drive Shaft Assembly
If the blade cartridge sidestroke is engaged and will not disengage, turn the shaft clockwise.

If the blade cartridge sidestroke will not engage, turn the shaft counterclockwise. 
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Replacing the Fuse in the e-Knifeholder
For cabinet fuses , see page 30.
To reduce the risk of fire, replace only with the same type 1A, minimum 24Vdc fuse.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off power to the knifeholder.
Disconnect power/communication cable from the knifeholder (p. 23).
Remove knifeholder from guide bar (p. 32).
Remove cartridge from control body (p. 22 – recommended for safe handling of knifeholder).
Class II
1. Remove top cover from knifeholder (p. 45); The
fuse (1) is located on the User Interface board on
the Motor Control Module.
2. Replace the fuse.
3. Reinstall the top cover.
Class III
1. Remove screws as shown to remove
the right hand side cover (1).
2. Replace the fuse (2).
3. Reinstall the side cover.
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Sensors – Class II
Access and replace sensors.
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The sensors detect the starting point (zero) for the downstroke or sidestroke motion of the knifeholder.
The downstroke sensor is located on the underside of the control body; the sidestroke sensor is located
on the top surface of the dovetail mount assembly.
Before beginning, remove the top cover, motors (p. 45) and sidestroke drive assembly (p. 48).
Removing the Sensor Cable Assembly
Class II
Extending the Dovetail
1. Carefully insert screwdriver into the downstroke
bearing shaft (1) and turn counterclockwise to extend
the dovetail assembly (2) completely.
Note: You will need at least 1" clearance to access the
sensors.
2. Remove the bellows (not shown) by gently stretching
it over the dovetail assembly.
Removing the Backplate Mount Assembly
3. Remove four socket head cap screws (3) and pull the
backplate mount assembly (4) off of the knifeholder.
Removing the Sensor Cable Assembly
4. Use 1.5 mm hex drive to remove the
two screws (5) from the sensor.
5. Use 2 mm hex drive to loosen the button head screw
that secures the ground wire terminal (6).
Installing the new cable (p. 42)
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Sensors – Class III
Access and replace sensors.


The sensors detect the starting point (zero) for the downstroke or sidestroke motion of the knifeholder.
The downstroke sensor is located on the underside of the control body; the sidestroke sensor is located
on the top surface of the dovetail mount assembly.
Before beginning, remove the top cover (p. 52) and the downstroke motor (p. 54).
Removing the Sensor Cable Assembly
Class III
Extending the Dovetail
1. Carefully insert screwdriver into the downstroke
bearing shaft (1) and turn counterclockwise to extend
the dovetail assembly (2) completely.
Note: You will need at least 1" clearance to access the
sensors.
2. Remove the bellows (not shown) by gently stretching it
over the dovetail assembly.
Removing the Backplate Mount Assembly
3. Remove four socket head cap screws (3).
4. Use M5 jacking screws at (A) to remove the backplate
mount assembly (4) from the knifeholder.
5. The sensor cable assembly (5) is sealed to the control
body with foam (6) and clear silicone. Carefully
remove the foam and sealant to free the cable.
Removing the Sensor Cable Assembly
6. Use 1.5 mm hex drive to remove the two screws (7)
from each sensor.
7. Use 2 mm hex drive to loosen the button head screw
that secures the ground wire terminal (8).
8. When all wires are loose, gently pull the cable down;
the connector should fit through the slot between the
control body and the top block.
Install the new cable (p. 42)
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Installing a New Sensor Cable Assembly
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The new cable assembly comes complete with sensors, ground wire terminal and connectors.
The sensor on the long wire is the sidestroke home sensor; the short black wire holds the downstroke
home sensor.
Use a very small amount of Loctite 222 (purple) on sensor screw threads when reinstalling.
1. Starting with the sidestroke
home sensor, wrap the cable
one time around the guide
rod as shown in Fig. A.
2. Hold the sensor flush to the
inside edge of the dovetail;
secure the sensor with two
socket head cap screws
(1.5 mm hex drive).
3. Wrap the green ground
wire in the opposite
direction as shown in
Fig. B and tighten the
button head screw to
secure the terminal
(2 mm hex drive).
The terminal must not
touch the guide rod.
4. Install the downstroke home
sensor on the underside of the
control body as shown in Fig. C.
Make sure the sensor is flush to
the inside edge of the mounting
surface.
Reinstall the backplate (p. 43)
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Reinstalling the Backplate Mount Assembly
Class II
1. Arrange the cable along the back of the control body and reinstall
the backplate mount assembly. See illustration on page 40, Step 3.
2. Reinstall the sidestroke drive assembly and motors (p. 50).
3. Reinstall the top cover (p. 51).
Class III
1. Arrange the cable along the back of the control body. Reinstall the
foam and seal the ends with clear silicone sealant (Fig. D). Let dry.
2. Reinstall the motors (p. 59).
3. Reinstall the top cover (p. 60).
Class II and III
Reinstall the bellows by gently stretching them over the dovetail.
Reinstalling the Blade Cartridge (p. 22)
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Linear Bearing
If linear movement becomes rough or sticky:

Remove knifeholder and clean the guide bar with a mild solvent.

Inspect the linear bearing to ensure all of the balls are intact.

Remove dust and debris from linear bearing.
If the bearing is packed with dust, or if too many of the balls are missing, it may need to be replaced.
Safety Recommendation
Remove knifeholder from guide bar (p. 32) and remove blade cartridge from knifeholder (p. 22)
before beginning disassembly. Turn off power to knifeholder before disconnecting cable.
The new bearing is shipped with a short piece of rail installed in it to keep the bearing balls intact.
Do not remove this short rail while working with the knifeholder; you will use it to install the
knifeholder onto the guide bar.
Replacing the Linear Bearing
For Class II, remove top cover and disconnect
P3, P5 and X2 before beginning (p. 45).
1. Remove screws (1) and pry the backplate
assembly (2) from the control body (3).
Note: For Class III, use M5 jacking
screws at (A) to remove the mounting plate.
2. Remove screws (4) and separate the linear
bearing (5) from the backplate.
3. Install the new bearing (with short rail piece
intact) and reassemble the backplate assembly.
For Class III, make sure that the brake shoe
and spring (Fig. E) are in place before
reinstalling the backplate.
Class II
Class III
Fig. E
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Accessing the Motors – Class II



Remove a motor to replace it or to access the downstroke/sidestroke drive assemblies for repair
or lubrication.
Knifeholder configurations vary: newer motors have a rear motor shaft on the top that can be used
to turn the drive shaft assembly.
See page 62 for exploded views and parts list.

Turn off power to knifeholder.
Disconnect the power/comm. cable.
 Remove knifeholder from guide bar.
 Remove blade cartridge from
knifeholder for safe handling.
 To avoid static discharge, use proper
grounding methods.

Remove the Top Cover
1. Remove the plug (1) from the right hand
side of the top cover (to avoid damage to
the switch inside).
2. IMPORTANT: Loosen set screw (2) and
pull function control knob (3) off of the
switch shaft.
3. Remove the o-rings (4) and switch nut (5).
4. Remove button head screws (6) from the
top cover.
5. Carefully remove the top cover (7) from the
knifeholder assembly.
Note: Do not disassemble the rotary switch.
Lift (or Remove) Bracket
1. Disconnect P3, P5 and X2 from the PC
board assembly.
2. Loosen and remove two button head
screws (8) from the bracket; loosen the two
remaining bracket screws.
3. Slide bracket up and tighten screws.
Option: For easier access to the motors,
remove all four button head screws and
remove the bracket from the knifeholder.
Removing a Motor
1. Remove two socket head cap screws (9)
from the motor.
2. Pull the motor out of the downstroke or
sidestroke drive assembly.
Reinstalling a Motor
1. Align motor key with slot in drive shaft.
2. Make sure cables are oriented correctly.
3. Reinstall socket head cap screws.
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Motor Drive Shaft Assemblies – Class II
Downstroke Drive Assembly

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
The downstroke motor assembly controls the vertical movement of the blade cartridge.
Access and remove the drive shaft assembly for lubrication or bearing replacement.
See page 62 for exploded views and parts list.
Before beginning, remove the top cover and motors (p. 45).
Note

The sidestroke motor does not need to be removed for
these operations; for clarity, it is not shown here.

When the motor is removed, you can manipulate the
drive assembly manually to extend or retract the dovetail
assembly during repairs.

For easier access to dovetail parts, remove the bellows
by stretching it over the dovetail assembly after
removing the blade cartridge.
Removing the Downstroke Drive Assembly
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1. Lift out Teflon washer (1) and remove snap ring (2)
from the downstroke bearing assembly (3).
2. Secure the dovetail (4) to the control body (5) using a
Quick-Grip or other bar clamp.
3. Carefully insert a flat blade screwdriver into the
bearing shaft (6) and rotate it counterclockwise
until it begins to lift upwards out of the
control body.
4. Continue turning the shaft until you hear the bearing
"pop" loose. Continue to turn the bearing shaft until the
threads are free; pull shaft out of the control body.
5. Remove the clamp. The dovetail assembly will extend
but will be held to the control body by the sidestroke
drive assembly bearing flange (7).
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Replacing the Bearing (Downstroke)
1. Remove the snap ring (8) and bearing (9) from the shaft.
2. Install new bearing and reinstall the snap ring.
Lubricating the Downstroke Bearing Shaft
1. Coat shaft threads (10) with white lithium grease.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
2. Also lubricate the mating threads inside the guide rod.
(Recommended: Lubriplate EMB Polymer or No. 2 Grease)
Reinstalling the Downstroke Drive Assembly
1. Lubricate the inside surface of the guide rod (11) before
reinstalling the bearing shaft assembly.
a. Use Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL).
b. Apply lubricant to finger or a small foam brush and then
apply inside guide rod. To avoid contaminating the
moving parts with lint, do not use a cotton swab.
c. Let the lube set up for a few minutes before installing
the bearing shaft.
d. Make sure bearing shaft is also lubricated; see above.
2. Insert the bearing shaft assembly into the control body.
3. With a flat blade screwdriver, rotate the bearing shaft
clockwise until it stops turning in the control body.
4. Insert a small wedge (min. 1/2" tall) along the outside edge
of the dovetail.
5. Continue to turn the shaft and the dovetail will begin to
retract, stopping at the wedge. Turn the shaft until the
bearing is pulled into the control body.
6. Reinstall the snap ring and the Teflon washer.
Lubricating the Guide Rods
Note: For clarity, sensor wiring is not shown.
1. Remove the bellows, if necessary.
2. While the dovetail assembly is in the extended position,
lubricate the outside of each guide rod (12).
a. Use Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL).
b. Apply lubricant to finger or a small foam brush and
then apply to guide rods. Do not use a cotton swab.
c. Let the lube set up for a few minutes before retracting
the dovetail assembly.
3. Reinstall the bellows.
Sidestroke Drive Shaft Assembly (p. 48)
Reinstalling the Motors (p. 50)
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Motor Drive Shaft Assemblies – Class II
Sidestroke Drive Assembly



The factory calibrated sidestroke drive assembly controls the side shift of the knife blade.
Access and remove the drive shaft assembly for lubrication or bearing replacement.
See page 62 for exploded views and parts list.
Before beginning, remove the top cover and motors (p. 45).
Removing the Sidestroke Drive Assembly
1. Carefully insert screwdriver into the downstroke
bearing shaft (1) and turn clockwise to retract the
dovetail assembly (2) completely.
®
2. Remove the Teflon washer and large snap ring (3)
from the bearing flange (4).
3. Loosen the two set screws (5) in the bearing flange.
4. Insert screwdriver into the sidestroke bearing shaft
(6) and rotate counterclockwise until the bearing
shaft assembly comes free of the cant key rod (7).
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Replacing the Bearing (Sidestroke)
1. Press the bearing shaft assembly (8) out of the
bearing flange.
2. Remove the snap ring (9) and bearing (10) from the
shaft (11).
3. Install new bearing and reinstall the snap ring.
4. Press the bearing shaft assembly back into the
bearing flange.
Lubricating the Drive Shaft Assembly Parts
a. Use recommended lubricants as noted.
b. Apply lubricant to finger or small foam brush and then apply to parts.
c. To avoid contaminating moving parts with lint, do not use a cotton swab to apply lubricant.
Lubricating the Sidestroke Bearing Shaft Threads
1. Coat shaft threads (12) with white lithium grease.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
2. Also lube the mating threads down inside the cant key rod.
(Recommended: Lubriplate EMB Polymer or No. 2 Grease)
Lubricating the Cant Key Rod
1. Pull the sidestroke lever (13) away from the dovetail (14)
and wipe all dust and debris. Do not use solvents.
2. Apply TCL to the inside and outside surfaces of the cant
key rod (15); let the lube set up for a few minutes before
extending the dovetail assembly.
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Reinstalling the Sidestroke Drive Assembly
1. Insert bearing flange assembly into the cant key rod.
Threads should be well-lubricated (p. 49).
2. Insert screwdriver and rotate clockwise until the bearing
shaft stops turning.
3. Tighten the set screws in the bearing flange.
4. Reinstall the large snap ring and the Teflon washer.
5. Reinstall the bellows, if necessary.
Reinstalling the Motors
1. Align motor key with slot in drive shaft.
2. Make sure cables are oriented correctly.
3. Reinstall socket head cap screws.
Reinstalling the Top Cover (p. 51)
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Reinstalling the Top Cover – Class II
To avoid static discharge, use proper
grounding methods.
1. Reinstall the Motor Control Module with four
socket head cap screws (1). Slide the bracket
all the way down toward the control body
before tightening the screws.
2. Reconnect P3, P5, and X2.
3. Ensure that the two washers are in place on
the switch shaft (2).
4. Slide the top cover onto the control body and
install four button head screws (3) to secure
the top cover.
5. Install switch nut (4) and two o-rings (5).
6. Install the function control knob (6).
7. To ensure secure movement of the knob
during positioning, press the knob firmly
against the o-rings while tightening the set
screw (7).
8. Ensure that bellows are in place between the
control body and the dovetail assembly before
reinstalling the knifeholder on the guide bar.
Reinstall Blade Cartridge (p. 22)
Mount Knifeholder on the Guide Bar (p. 19)
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Accessing the Motors – Class III



Remove a motor to replace it or to access the downstroke/sidestroke drive assemblies for repair
or lubrication.
Knifeholder configurations vary: newer motors have a rear motor shaft on the top that can be used
to turn the drive shaft assembly.
See page 64 for exploded views and parts list.
Before Disassembly

Turn off power to knifeholder.
 Disconnect the power/communication cable.
 Remove knifeholder from guide bar.
 Remove blade cartridge from knifeholder for safe handling.
Remove Top Cover
1. Loosen set screw (1); turn lock screw (2)
counterclockwise until it is free to remove.
2. Remove screws (3, 4, and 5) as shown from
top cover assembly.
3. Remove screws (6, 7, 8 and 9) as shown
from top cover assembly.
4. Pry left side cover (10) loose and remove.
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Removing the Top Cover (continued)
To avoid static discharge, use
proper grounding methods.
5. Disconnect cables P3, P5 and X2 from the
PC board inside the top cover.
6. Lift off the top cover.
Removing the Motors
1. Using a 3 mm hex wrench, remove screws (1) from motors:
(2) downstroke motor
(3) sidestroke motor
2. Pull the motors up out of the drive assemblies.
Note: There is a key installed with Loctite in the drive shaft of
each motor. Ensure that it remains intact for reassembly.
Removing Drive Shaft Assemblies (p. 54)
Reinstalling the Motors (p. 59)
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Motor Drive Shaft Assemblies – Class III
Downstroke Drive Assembly



The downstroke motor assembly controls the vertical movement of the blade cartridge.
Access and remove the drive shaft assembly for lubrication or bearing replacement.
See page 64 for exploded views and parts list.
Before beginning, remove the top cover assembly and motors (p. 52-53).
Note

The sidestroke motor does not need to be removed for
these operations; for clarity, it is not shown here.

When motors are removed, you can manipulate the
drive assemblies manually to extend or retract the
dovetail assembly during repairs.

For easier access to dovetail parts, remove the bellows
by stretching it over the dovetail assembly after
removing the blade cartridge.
Removing the Downstroke Drive Assembly
®
1. Lift out Teflon washer (1) and remove snap ring (2)
from the downstroke bearing assembly (3).
2. Remove two socket head cap screws (4). The dovetail
will extend, but is held captive by the sidestroke bearing
flange.
3. Holding the dovetail assembly up against the control
body, carefully insert a flat blade screwdriver into the
bearing shaft (5) and rotate it counterclockwise
until the bearing assembly begins to lift upwards out of
the control body. Continue turning the shaft until
threads are free; pull the assembly from the control
body.
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Replacing the Bearing (Downstroke)
1. Remove the snap ring (6) and press the bearing (7)
out of the bearing flange (8).
2. Install new bearing and reinstall the snap ring.
Lubricating the Downstroke Bearing Shaft
1. Coat shaft threads (9) with white lithium grease.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
2. Also lubricate the mating threads inside the guide rod.
To avoid contaminating the moving parts with lint, do
not use a cotton swab.
(Recommended: Lubriplate EMB Polymer or No. 2 Grease)
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Reinstalling the Downstroke Drive Assembly
1. Lubricate the inside surface of the guide rod (10) before
reinstalling the bearing shaft assembly (11).
a. Use Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL).
b. Apply lubricant to finger or a small foam brush and then
apply inside guide rod. To avoid contaminating the
moving parts with lint, do not use a cotton swab.
c. Let the lube set up for a few minutes before installing
the bearing shaft.
2. Make sure bearing shaft is also lubricated; see above.
3. Insert the bearing shaft assembly into the control body.
4. With a flat blade screwdriver, rotate the bearing shaft
clockwise until it stops turning in the control body.
Lubricating the Guide Rods
Note: For clarity, sensor wiring is not shown.
1. Remove the bellows, if necessary.
2. While the dovetail assembly is in the extended
position, lubricate the outside of each guide rod (12).
a. Use Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL).
b. Apply lubricant to finger or a small foam brush
and then apply to guide rods. Do not use a
cotton swab.
c. Let the lube set up for a few minutes before
retracting the dovetail assembly.
4. Reinstall the bellows.
Reinstalling the Motors (p. 59)
Sidestroke Drive Shaft Assembly (p. 57)
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Motor Drive Shaft Assemblies – Class III
Sidestroke Drive Assembly



The factory calibrated sidestroke drive assembly controls the side shift of the knife blade.
Access and remove the drive shaft assembly for lubrication or bearing replacement.
See page 64 for exploded views and parts list.
Before beginning, remove the top cover assembly and
motors (p. 52-53).
1. Using a flat blade screwdriver, rotate the
downstroke bearing shaft (1) counterclockwise until
the dovetail assembly (2) is fully retracted.
2. Remove Teflon washer and large snap ring (3) from
the sidestroke bearing assembly.
3. Remove set screws (4) from lower body to access
the set screws that retain the bearing flange (6) to
the cant key rod.
4. Loosen two set screws (5) in the side of the
sidestroke bearing flange.
5. Rotate the sidestroke bearing shaft
counterclockwise until the bearing flange assembly
(6) is free to remove from the cant key rod (8).
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Replacing the Bearing (Sidestroke)
1. Press the bearing shaft assembly (8) out of the
bearing flange.
2. Remove the snap ring (9) and bearing (10)
from the shaft (11).
3. Install new bearing and reinstall the snap ring.
4. Press the bearing shaft assembly back into the
bearing flange.
Lubricating the Drive Shaft Assembly Parts
a. Use recommended lubricants.
b. Apply lubricant to finger or small foam brush and then apply to parts.
c. To avoid contaminating moving parts with lint, do not use a cotton swab to apply lubricant.
Lubricating the Sidestroke Bearing Shaft Threads
1. Coat shaft threads (12) with white lithium grease.
Wipe off excess lubricant.
2. Also lube the mating threads down inside the cant key rod.
(Recommended: Lubriplate EMB Polymer or No. 2 Grease)
Lubricating the Cant Key Rod
3. Pull the sidestroke lever (13) away from the dovetail (14) and
wipe all dust and debris. Do not use solvents.
4. Apply TCL to the inside and outside surfaces of the cant key
rod (15); let the lube set up for a few minutes before extending
the dovetail assembly.
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Reinstalling the Sidestroke Drive Assembly
1. Insert bearing flange assembly into the cant key rod.
Threads should be well-lubricated (p. 58).
2. Insert screwdriver and rotate clockwise until the bearing
shaft stops turning.
3. Tighten the set screws in the bearing flange.
4. Reinstall the large snap ring and the Teflon washer.
Reinstalling the Motors
1. Align motor key with slot in drive shaft.
2. Make sure cables are oriented correctly.
3. Reinstall socket head cap screws.
Reinstalling the Top Cover (p. 60)
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Reinstalling the Top Cover – Class III
To avoid static discharge, use
proper grounding methods.
1. Place the top cover on the control body and reconnect
the motor wiring.
2. Install screws (1, 2, 3).
3. Install lock knob (4) and turn clockwise to tighten.
4. Tighten set screw (5) to secure lock knob in control body.
5. Install left hand side cover and remaining screws.
Reinstall Blade Cartridge (p. 22)
Mount Knifeholder on the Guide Bar (p. 19)
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Dovetail Lubrication Points
Ensure that the interface between the control body dovetail block and the lock lever is well-lubricated
with a Teflon®-based lubricant similar to Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL). Use a small nozzle on the
spray can to direct the lubricant into the area.
Cartridge Lubrication Points
1. Remove the pivot pins from the cartridge to release it from the dovetail block.
2. Lubricate the pivot pins with Dow Corning 557 Silicone Dry Film Lubricant (DC557).
3. Lubricate the hole in the crank lever and the dowel pin with a Teflon®-based lubricant similar to
Dynacco Teflon Clear Lube (TCL). Use a small nozzle on the spray can to direct the lubricant into
the area. Let the TCL set up for a few minutes before reassembly.
4. When reinstalling the dowel pin set screws, make sure both of them bottom out against the dowel
pin and do not extend out of the dovetail block.
DOVETAIL BLOCK
PIVOT PINS
DC 557
CRANK LEVER HOLE
TCL
DOWEL PIN
TCL
DOWEL PIN
SET SCREWS
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Class II
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Control Body
Class II
Item
1
****
****
****
****
****
****
2
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11**
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22***
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
Description
For Item 2
M3 x 45 mm (black oxide)
Soc Hd Cp Scr
For Item 3
Provided with motor
Stepper Motor for Control Body 700173* (Danaher)
Sidestroke (Danaher)
Stepper Motors for Control Body 714844*
Downstroke (Lin)
Washer, Teflon
Snap Ring
Snap Ring, Truarc 5100-39
Ball Bearing
Actuator Screw, Downstroke
Set Screw M5 x 10 mm (flat point, Nyloc)
Bearing Flange, Sidestroke (assembly requires items 4,5,6,7 and 11)
Bearing Shaft (Sidestroke Actuator Screw)
Control Body
Cant Key O-ring, Parker 2-210-0V
Cant Key
Cant Key Label
Dowel Pin, 6 mm dia x 12 mm
Guide Bushing, Ceramic
Btn Hd Cap Scr M4 x 6 mm (zinc plated alloy)
Sensor Cable Assembly (only the sensor is shown here)
Soc Hd Cp Scr M2 x 10 mm
Bellows
Dovetail Lock Assembly
(Reference Drawing 700106)
Btn Hd Cp Scr M4 x 10 mm
Washer, M4 Star
Motor Control Module
(Reference Drawing 712127)
Fuse 1A, min 24 VDC
Washer
Washer, Fluorosilicone
Btn Hd Cp Scr M5 x 10 mm (black zinc plated)
Top Cover
Btn Hd Cap Scr M3 x 5 mm
Label, Warning
Plug
Light Pipe (LED Cover)
Faceplate
Boot (not shown)
Switch Nut
O-ring (Parker 2-010)
Function Control Knob
Roll Pin, 3/32 dia x 3/8"
Label, Function Control Knob
Set Screw M4 x 6 mm (Nyloc)
Qty
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
4
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Part No.
685108
n/a
705765
705765
714829
697964
677376
126568
567555
708415
516905
685076
685078
700151
578331
call
call
544998
528787
134010
716335
685105
528809
call
587990
131362
call
699133
711585
709635
693548
685061
530187
712531
685109
710270
711511
710229
call
126193
709134
697606
528825
130304
*
Locate the date code sticker on the back of your knifeholder to determine your Control Body part number.
**
Item 11 works with a calibrated internal actuator screw assembly (not shown). Do not remove the internal
parts. Warranty may be void if internal parts are removed. If you cannot resolve a sidestroke issue by
using the Troubleshooting section in this publication, Tidland recommends returning your knifeholder for
factory repair and recalibration to ensure that it continues to perform as specified.
***
****
Item 22: To avoid damage to the electrical continuity of your knifeholder, do not attempt disassembly of the
dovetail guide rods. Please contact Tidland for assistance with dovetail parts.
Recommended Spare Parts
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Control Body
Class III
Item
1
***
***
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11*
12
13
14
Description
For Item 2
M3 x 45 mm (black oxide) with
Soc Hd Cap Scr
For Item 3
Provided with motor
Motor, Stepper (Sidestroke)
Motor, Stepper (Downstroke)
Key
Teflon Washer
Snap Ring, Truarc 5100-39
Snap Ring, Truarc N5000-86
Ball Bearing
Soc Hd Cap Scr M3 x 16 mm
Bearing Flange, Downstroke
Actuator Screw, Downstroke
Bearing Flange, Sidestroke (assembly requires items 4-7, 13)
Set Scr M5 x 10 mm (flat point, Nyloc)
Bearing Shaft (Sidestroke Actuator Screw)
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2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
Part No.
685108
n/a
705765
714829
677377
697964
126568
677376
567555
250049
708414
708415
685076
516905
708416
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ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM AND PARTS LIST
Class Control Body (continued)
Class III
****
***
***
***
***
Item
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37**
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
Description
Set Scr M4 x 10 mm (cup point)
Lock Knob
O-ring, Parker 2-009
Lock Screw
Top Block
Gasket, Right (not shown)
Gasket, Left (not shown)
Soc Hd Cap Scr M6 x 25 mm
Seal, Lower Body
Dowel Pin M6 x 12 mm
Gasket, Brake Lever (not shown)
Rubber Inlay Label (not shown)
Body Gasket
Lower Body
Set Scr M8 x 8 mm long (zinc plated)
Cant Key O-ring, Parker 2-210-0V
Cant Key
Cant Key Arrow Label
Sensor Cable Assembly (only the sensor is shown here)
Soc Hd Cap Scr M2 x 10 mm
Ceramic Bushing
Btn Hd Cap Scr M4 x 6 mm
Dovetail Assembly
(Reference Drawing 700401)
Bellows
Soc Hd Cap Scr M4 x 12 mm
Side Plate, Left
Label, Warning
Flat Hd Soc Scr M4 x 6 mm (black)
Soc Hd Cap Scr M4 x 100 mm
Side Plate, Right
Motor Control Assembly
(Reference Drawing 708429)
Light Pipe (LED covers)
O-ring, Parker 2-010
Faceplate
Flat Hd Cap Scr M4 x 14 mm
O-ring, Parker 2-014
Roll Pin 3/32 dia x 3/8"
Function Control Knob
Function Control Knob Label
Fuse 1A, min 24 VDC
Plug, Dome
Qty
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
(2)
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
10
4
1
1
2
1
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
Part No.
250052
710215
126438
709919
708421
708388
708412
130384
708411
544998
708594
708410
708408
708409
711325
578331
call
call
716188
685105
528787
134010
call
528827
130145
709339
712531
555877
710360
709340
call
710270
126193
710140
587997
134173
697606
709134
528825
699133
753465
* Item 11 works with a calibrated internal spring assembly (not shown). Do not remove the
internal parts. Warranty may be void if internal parts are removed. If you cannot resolve a
sidestroke issue by using the Troubleshooting section in this publication, Tidland
recommends returning your knifeholder for factory repair and recalibration to ensure that it
continues to perform as specified.
** Item 37: To avoid damage to the electrical continuity of your knifeholder, do not attempt
disassembly of the dovetail guide rods. Please contact Tidland for assistance with dovetail parts.
*** Recommended Spare Parts
**** e-Knifeholder assemblies built after Jan. 2011 may have only (1) set screw, located on the side.
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Cartridge
Class II – Part No. 696317
Class III – Part No. 700518
Cartridge lubrication points (p. 61)
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Cartridge
Class II – Part No. 696317
Class III – Part No. 700518
**
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
**
**
**
**
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36*
37*
38*
Description
Safety Latch Knob
Safety Lock Pin
Safety Latch Pin
Safety Lock Spring
Spring
Crank Lever
Pivot Stud
Set Scr M5 x 8 mm
Side Stroke Key
Side Stroke Key Retainer
Return Spring
M4 x 8 mm
Flat Hd Cap Scr
M5 x 10 mm
Dovetail
Dowel Pin M4 x 30 mm
Strut, Outboard
Plastic Ramp
Strut, Guard
Label, Warning
Label, Cant Key Direction
Bearing Retainer Cap Screw
Bearing Cap Assembly
Shoulder Ring
Ball Bearing
Shim
Bearing Housing
Snap Ring
Blade Hub
Knife Blade
Blade Clamp
M5 x 8 mm
Soc Hd Cp Scr
Class 8.8
M5 x 10 mm
Cotter Pin
Nut, Nylock M5
Blade Lock Pin
Blade Lock Pin Spring
Blade Lock Cap
Blade Guard Safety Attach.
Btn Hd Cp Scr M5 x 10 mm
Standoff, SS, M5 x 8 mm
Qty
2
1
1
2
1
1
8
2
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
4
* Parts available as a kit =
Class II
131116
131114
131115
131119
562861
696322
535263
130148
696320
696319
131118
696326
–
696321
696325
696323
696324
696318
130921
547635
524549
515511
631251
743019
134304
524542
134305
524544
128401
524543
549838
–
133710
133235
130172
130179
130173
657175
672181
659101
Class III
131116
131114
132891
131119
562861
708443
535263
130148
708446
708445
131118
–
535196
708444
696325
708442
696324
536838
130920
547635
518520
515511
631251
743019
134304
536837
134305
135009
129833
135010
–
130168
133710
133235
130172
130179
130173
657176
672181
659101
659076
659077
** Recommended Spare Parts
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Knifeholder Mount
Easy Glider Linear Bearing Mount
Class II
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Description
Top Block Assembly
Lock Knob
Top Block
Set Screw M4 x 0.7 x 6 mm (Nyloc)
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 20 mm (zinc plated)
Lock Knob Extension
Backplate Assembly
Brake Shoe
Brake Shoe O-ring
Backplate
Socket Head Cap Screw
M3 x 0.5 x 10 mm (zinc plated)
Linear Bearing
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 12 mm (zinc plated)
Qty
Class II
1
1
1
531754
685084
130304
2
544155
1
685085
1
1
1
531758
130136
685081
4
250235
1
621879
4
130467
If the brake shoe (item 6) becomes lodged in the backplate,
remove the brake shoe and lubricate the o-ring (item 7) with
Parker Super O-lube o-ring lubricant.
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Knifeholder Mount
Easy Glider Linear Bearing Mount
Class III
The Class III Top Block (not shown) is part of the Control Body Assembly (p. 64).
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
Description
Brake Shoe
Spring (Century 70207S)
Backplate
Socket Head Cap Screw M5 x 0.8 x 20 mm (zinc plated)
Socket Head Cap Screw M3 x 0.5 x 12 mm (zinc plated)
Linear Bearing
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4
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709804
708405
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130467
621879
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Knifeholder Mount
Manual Mount
Class II
Item
1
2
3
4
5
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Description
Top Block Assembly
Lock Knob
Top Block
Set Screw M4 x 0.7 x 6 mm (Nyloc)
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 20 mm (zinc plated)
Lock Knob Extension
Qty
Class II
1
1
1
531754
685084
130304
2
544155
1
685085
Description
Backplate Assembly
Brake Shoe
Brake Shoe O-ring
Backplate
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.5 x 12 mm (zinc plated)
Gib
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 20 mm (zinc plated)
Set Screw M4 x 0.7 x 12 mm (Nyloc)
Qty
Class II
1
1
1
531758
130136
685081
4
133180
1
691407
2
544155
1
130149
If the brake shoe (item 6) becomes lodged in the backplate,
remove the brake shoe and lubricate the o-ring (item 7) with
Parker Super O-lube o-ring lubricant.
Class III
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Description
Backplate Assembly Only
Brake Shoe
Spring (Century 70207S)
Backplate
Set Screw M4 x 0.7 x 12 mm (Nyloc)
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 12 mm (zinc plated)
Set Screw M5 x 0.8 x 8 mm
Gib
Socket Head Cap Screw
M5 x 0.8 x 20 mm (zinc plated)
Qty
Class III
1
1
1
1
708406
709804
708405
130149
4
130467
1
1
130148
700356
2
544155
Class III Top Block (not shown) is part of the Control Body Assembly (p. 64)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Tidland e-Knifeholder
Class II
Class III
Blade diameter
5.911" (150.14 mm)
7.879" (200.13 mm)
Minimum blade diameter
(to maintain CE compliancy)
5.731" (145.58 mm)
7.774" (196.96 mm)
Blade overlap
± .0005"
± .0005"
Minimum slit width
2.0" (50.8 mm)
3.0" (76.2 mm)
Reversible blade cartridge
Yes
Yes
Designed maximum speed
5,500 fpm (1,676 mpm)
10,000 fpm (3,049 mpm)
Maximum downstroke
1" (25.4 mm)
1" (25.4 mm)
Maximum down force
100 lbs (445 N)
200 lbs (890 N)
Minimum side force
1 lb (4.4 N)
3 lb (13.3 N)
Maximum side force
12 lbs (53.4 N)
20 lbs (88.9 N)
Calibration time
11 seconds
11 seconds
Cant angles
1/2°, 3/4°, 1°
1/2°, 3/4°, 1°
Seal effectiveness
n/a
IP34
Power
24 VDC, 1 A
24 VDC, 1 A
Operating temperature
0-40º
0-40º
Electrical ratings
See page 11
See page 11
Fuses
See page 30
See page 30
Operating temperature
0-40º
0-40º
Option: pneumatic engage
40-90 psi
40-90 psi
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TIDLAND KNIFEHOLDER ACCESSORIES
Blade Guard Attachment
An inexpensive way to minimize the risk of operator injury, this
blade guard attaches easily to any Performance Series, C Series, or
other knifeholders while maintaining existing minimum slit widths.
659075, Class I
659076, Class II
659077, Class III
Bench Fixture
Mount the Tidland bench fixture at any angle to make safe and
easy off-machine blade changes and adjustments.
130796, Class I
130788, Class II
130822, Class III
Call; e-Knifeholder
Easy Glider Mount Assembly
A cost-effective, easy-to-install solution for faster knifeholder
positioning on manual or semi-automatic slitters that are currently
equipped with Tidland Performance Series Knifeholders.
(Requires Easy Glider guide bar.)
662077, Class I
615576, Class II
618966, Class III
Stainless Steel Protective Glove
Woven metal fibers provide protection from slicing-type hazards.
132084
Blade Cartridge Transport Tool
Safely remove the blade cartridge from the knifeholder at the guide
bar and transport it to the maintenance area.
Class I, call Tidland
Class II, 743334
Class III, 744842
Coalescing Filter/Air Regulator Kit
The Coalescing Filter/Air Regulator fits between plant air supply and
the knifeholder air manifold (single or dual manifold).
520984, single
520985, dual
Blade Cartridges with Knife Blades for Shear Slitting – Performance Series
Change blades in seconds with complete replacement assemblies.
Class I
Class II
Manual Cartridge Assembly
Automatic Cartridge Assembly
551430
547613
90mm OD x 60mm ID, D-2
90mm OD x 60mm ID x 6mm, D-2
Class III
e-Knifeholder
131061
524508
132872
535264
n/a
CLII 696317
CLIII 700518
131937
N/A
N/A
131972
N/A
N/A
150mm OD x 80mm ID, 52-100 (25)
N/A
128216
N/A
150mm OD x 80mm ID, D-2 (25)
N/A
128401
N/A
150mm OD x 80mm ID, D-2 super finish (45)
N/A
133399
N/A
150mm OD x 80mm ID x 10mm, D-2 (5)
N/A
131973
N/A
200mm OD x 80mm ID, 52-100 (25)
N/A
N/A
129832
200mm OD x 80mm ID, D-2 (25)
N/A
N/A
129833
200mm OD x 80mm ID, D-2 super finish (45)
200mm OD x 80mm ID, Powdered Metal
N/A
N/A
133389
N/A
N/A
501835
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Knifeholder Performance
Note: Any problems experienced upon initial startup of the knifeholder system should be reported
promptly. For any other issues that cannot be resolved with this Troubleshooting chart, call Tidland
Customer Service (800.426.1000) for further assistance.
Problem
Cartridge moves but
does not calibrate
Blade drives into
anvil; does not
calibrate
Possible Cause
Resistance threshold
exceeded
Cartridge does not
engage, calibrate or
jog down
Resistance threshold
exceeded
With the knife blade not touching anything,
use an ohmmeter to confirm ≤500Ω between
the knife blade and ground.
Internal binding
Call Tidland for assistance with
"Maintenance Mode," which may help you
avoid knifeholder disassembly.
Knifeholder does not
operate – power LED
is off
No power
Plug in power cable.
Check power supply output / fuse.
Fuse blown at
knifeholder
Replace only with the same type, 1A,
minimum 24 VDC fuse
Knifeholder does not
operate – power LED
is on
External engage is off
To extend/retract the knifeholder, the
external engage input must be on.
Check the external engage relay in the
Interface Cabinet.
Sluggish knifeholder
action (extension or
retraction)
Control body worn or
motor malfunction.
Return knifeholder to Tidland for repair.
Knifeholder does not
retract when Function
control Knob is in red
position.
Internal binding
Call Tidland for assistance with
"Maintenance Mode," which may help you
avoid knifeholder disassembly.
–
No power
(power LED is off)
Plug in power cable.
Check power supply output / fuse.
23
Function control knob
feels excessively
tight.
Knob is contacting top
cover.
Loosen function control knob set screw, pull
the knob away from the cover, and then retighten set screw.
62
Difficult knifeholder
movement on guide
bar
Dirty guide bar
Clean and lubricate guide bar with Dow
Corning 557 Dry Film Lubricant.
–
Sticky brake shoe
Clean brake shoe.
Clean and lubricate brake shoe o-ring.
Use Parker Super O-Lube.
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Use an ohmmeter to confirm ≤5KΩ between
ground and the anvil ring; confirm ≤500Ω
between the knife blade and the control
body dovetail.
Renew contact between cartridge and
control body.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Knifeholder Performance (continued)
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
No Side Stroke
(run or setup)
Blade cartridge not fully
installed
Ensure blade cartridge is pushed securely
into place on knifeholder and that the
lock/unlock lever is in the locked position.
Test to determine if
problem stems from
control body or blade
cartridge
Remove non-functional blade cartridge and
replace with functional blade cartridge.
If after replacing the
blade cartridge the
control body is
functional but the blade
cartridge is not
Return control body and blade cartridge to
Tidland for repair.
Control body to blade
cartridge interface
Ensure that blade cartridge safety lock pin
is fully engaged with the control body and
that the lock/ unlock lever is in the locked
position.
22
Sidestroke components are clogged with
dust at the interface.
26
Call Tidland for assistance with
"Maintenance Mode," which may help you
avoid knifeholder disassembly.
–
Internal binding
Side stroke occurs
before completing
down stroke
Bad calibration
Blade cartridge does
not disengage
Internal binding
Cannot remove
blade cartridge
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22
22
–
Recalibrate the knifeholder.
25
Call Tidland for assistance with
"Maintenance Mode," which may help you
avoid knifeholder disassembly.
–
Sidestroke components
are clogged with dust at
the interface.
Extend blade cartridge and blow dust
buildup from the cavity between cartridge
and control body.
26
Knife blade rides up
on top of anvil ring
Maximum side force
combined with minimum
overlap
Reduce side force or increase overlap.
See Main Screen Parameters.
Short blade life or
damaged blade
edge
Too much overlap
Calibrate to correct overlap.
Side force too high
Adjust Side Force to the minimum
necessary to produce a good slit.
Driven anvil run-out
Reset anvil ring.
Maximum side force
combined with minimum
overlap
Reduce side force or increase overlap.
See Main Screen Parameters.
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Slit Quality
Problem
Possible Cause
Recommended Solution
Page
The slit edge is
fuzzy
Dull blade
Replace blade.
34
Loss of cant angle
(worn parts)
Replace cant key
20
Wrong cant key
Replace cant key.
20
Knifeholder is loose on
the guide bar
Check the knifeholder to make sure that it is
secure on the guide bar mount and check gib
adjustment.
–
Too much overlap
Calibrate to correct overlap.
13
Incorrect setback
Check geometry.
Maximum side force
combined with
minimum overlap
Reduce side force or increase overlap.
See Main Screen Parameters.
Slit line is not
straight
Driven anvil run-out
Reset anvil ring.
–
Knifeholder is loose on
the guide bar
Check the knifeholder to make sure that it is
secure on the guide bar mount and check gib
adjustment.
–
Web tears or splits
Incorrect setback
Check geometry.
Loss of cant angle
(worn parts)
Replace cant key
20
Too much overlap
Correct overlap by calibration.
13
Insufficient overspeed
of the driven anvil
Adjust overspeed to be 3-5% greater than the
winder speed.
–
Loss of cant angle
(worn parts)
Replace cant key
20
Wrong cant key
Install correct key
20
Cant key is incorrectly
installed
Check web direction.
21
Dull blade
Replace blade.
34
Incorrect setup
See Function Control Knob.
13
Web tension is too high
Reduce tension.
–
Low driven anvil speed
Check the driven anvil speed.
–
Web bunches up in
front of knife blade
Insufficient overspeed
of the driven anvil
Adjust overspeed to be 3-5% greater than the
winder speed.
–
Change in roll width
Knife blade riding up on
top of anvil ring caused
by maximum side force
combined with
minimum overlap
Reduce side force or increase overlap.
See Main Screen Parameters.
Web folds down
Web breaks
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Main Screen
The e-Knifeholder software is used to:
 Set knifeholder parameters (overlap or side force)
 Allow remote operation (engage/retract)
 Troubleshoot a knifeholder
The main screen has several components:
1) Title bar
2) Icons that represent each knifeholder
3) Buttons to operate knifeholder(s)
4) Parameters to adjust overlap and side force
5) Menus to access other parts of the e-Knifeholder software
Example of the Main Screen
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Demo Mode
Demo mode is used only to demonstrate system operation using on-screen knifeholder icons. The
option to operate the system in Demo mode is available only if no serial ports or knifeholders are
detected during startup.
During normal operation, the system will start up in system mode, not Demo.
In order to start up in system mode, the system must pass two tests. It must:
1.
2.
Detect one or more serial communication ports, and
Detect at least one knifeholder.
Detecting the serial communication ports looks like:
Detecting a knifeholder looks like:
If no serial ports or knifeholders are detected, you will be given the choice to enter Demo mode.
Select Yes to demonstrate software operation without controlling the actual knifeholder(s).
To confirm operating mode, note the name in the title bar located at the top of the display screen:
When in Demo mode, the title bar will include the text “Demo” in its name. This mode allows the
knifeholder icons to operate on the screen, but will not control actual hardware.
When in System mode, the title bar will show only the name of the application. This is the mode for
normal operation and allows control of the knifeholders displayed.
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Knifeholder Icons
The status of individual knifeholders is represented by several diffferent icons:
The green dot on the knifeholder icon represents the switch status on the knifeholder.
The switch is currently in the left position; the knifeholder is in the Green (run) position.
The gap between the knife and the anvil represents a disengaged knifeholder. In this
case, the external engage signal (operator station or PLC) is off.
The green dot on the knifeholder icon represents the switch status on the knifeholder.
The switch is currently in the left position; the knifeholder is in the Green (run) position.
The knife is engaged to the anvil (no gap) and ready to slit.
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Knifeholder icons (continued)
The red dot on the knifeholder icon represents the switch status on the knifeholder.
The switch is currently in the center position, the knifeholder is in the Red (retract)
position. The knife is retracted away from the anvil.
The yellow dot on the knifeholder icon represents the switch status on the knifeholder.
The switch is currently in the right position, the knifeholder is in the Yellow (setup)
position. The knife will cycle through the calibration process.
The text above or to the right the e-Knifeholder icon represents the current
settings of that e-Knifeholder. The upper value represents the overlap (in inches
or mm), and the lower value represents the side force (in pounds or kilograms).
To disable the display, set KHInfo equal to FALSE in the settings.txt file.
The Tidland logo is displayed in the upper left corner of the main screen.
Clicking anywhere near the Tidland logo will remove the values (side
force and overlap) displayed on a knifeholder.
Function Control Knob details (page 13)
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Blade Details
To view Blade Details for any knifeholder on the system, press/click its icon on the Main Screen.
The Blade Details dialog box will open.
Example: Information is displayed for Knifeholder #3.
Overlap = depth of the knife below the anvil when engaged
Side Force = amount of pressure that the knife blade applies to
the anvil when engaged
Hours of Use = how many hours the blade has been in use
Alarm Settings = number of hours at which operator will be
notified that blade is dull
Cut Side = side of blade being used for cutting
The Main Screen knifeholder icon will turn to a
bronze color when the blade has exceeded the
hours of use for which it was set.
Press/click the Hours of Use button to reset.
Do this when a new blade is put into service.
Press/click the Alarm Setting button to enter,
in hours, the expectant life of the blade.
Yes = resets Hours of Use to zero
No = return to Blade Details dialog box
OK = Save.
Cancel = return to Blade Details dialog box.
Press/click the Cutside button to switch the knife-to-anvil contact point from one side to the other.
The blade on the Main Screen icon will switch visually, but you must physically reverse the blade
cartridge and the cant key on the actual knifeholder.
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Main Screen Parameters
The upper right corner of the Main Screen:
VERTICAL
SCROLLBAR
PICTORIAL
HORIZONTAL SCROLLBAR
Recipe
Collection of values assigned to each knifeholder. Select an existing recipe from this drop-down list or
go to Options > Manage Recipe to edit or create a new recipe.
Entering any new value (overlap or side force) on the Main Screen overrides the recipe, removing the
recipe name from the box.
Knifeholder
Select an individual knifeholder (or ALL) to which values will be applied.
Overlap
The depth of the knife below the anvil when engaged. This is the vertical movement represented in the
pictorial above showing the knife and anvil. Change the value by clicking in the box labeled Overlap or
use the vertical slider bar (scroll down to increase overlap value). Note: Tidland recommends an
overlap of .030" (0.8 mm)
Side Force
The amount of pressure that the knife blade applies to the anvil when engaged. This is the horizontal
force shown in the pictorial above. The amount of force is represented by the right-facing arrow:
large fat arrow is high force
small skinny arrow is low force
Change the value by clicking in the box labeled Side Force or by using the horizontal slider bar.
High side force against minimal blade overlap can cause poor slit quality and may cause the
e-Knifeholder blade to ride up on top of the anvil ring.
Use caution when setting the combination of parameters.
Overlap and/or Side Force boxes will display dashes (---) when individual knifeholder configurations
vary from each other.
See Main Screen Buttons (p. 82)
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Main Screen Buttons
The upper right corner of the main screen appears as follows.
Engage
Configured to show the action that will occur when the button is pressed; green will engage, red will
disengage. (If the system has a vertical web path, the arrow direction is reversed.)
To use the engage button, select the knifeholder to be affected by the action.
 Choose a specific knifeholder by clicking the knifeholder icon or use the Knifeholder drop-down list
to select an individual or ALL knifeholder(s).
 Click the engage button to extend the knives against the anvils for slitting. The external engage
signal must be on for knives to engage.
When the system detects the knifeholders are engaging, the button changes to disengage
state.
 Select a specific knifeholder or choose ALL from the Knifeholder drop-down list.
 Click the disengage button to retract the knives away from the anvils.
 Once the system detects the knifeholders are disengaging, the button changes to the engage state.
An external engage signal (p. 24) goes to each knifeholder. This has precedence over the user
interface. The external engage signal must be on for the user interface to engage and disengage any
knife. If the external engage signal is off, then the user interface cannot engage a knife. Refer to the
electrical drawings at your installation for the wiring of the external engage signal.
Update
If enabled on your system, the Update button adjusts the knifeholders to the new values while in the
engaged state. For information about this option, call Tidland Customer Service (1-800-426-1000).
Apply
If a recipe name appears in the Recipe box, the Apply button applies the recipe to the knifeholder(s).
If the Recipe box is blank, the button applies the values shown on screen to the knifeholder(s).
The button is deactivated if the overlap and side force values are already the same as the knifeholder(s).
Once the values are applied to the knifeholders, you must disengage and re-engage the knifeholders
in order to use the new values. The values will be stored permanently in the knifeholder, even if you
lose power. Note: Any new values entered are not automatically saved as a recipe. See page 85 for
information about recipes.
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Main Screen Menus
The menu bar is located in the upper left corner of the main screen.
Use the Exit option in the e-Knifeholder menu to close the program.
The Options menu contains the following:
Configuration – p. 86
Maintenance – p. 88
Set Units – p. 84
Set Language – p. 84
Manage Recipe – p. 85
The Help menu allows access to the online help.
The About window contains the version and copyright notice for the software.
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Selecting Units
Set Units provides English or Metric options.
Select English to display parameters in inches and pounds per foot.
Select Metric to display parameters in millimeters and kilogram force.
Selecting Language
Set Language allows you to change the language of the user interface. Options are currently English,
French and German.
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Manage Recipes
A recipe is a collection of values – overlap and side force – assigned to each knifeholder.
Select Options > Manage Recipe to open the Recipe Manager and view the current values for each
knifeholder. If there are no saved recipes, the system displays the factory-set default recipe.
Change an Overlap or Side Force Value
Click on the overlap or side force value for knifeholder you wish to change and type in the new value.
(If the touchscreen option is enabled, enter the new values using the number keypad.)
High side force against minimal blade overlap can cause poor slit quality and may cause the
e-Knifeholder blade to ride up on top of the anvil ring.
Use caution when setting the combination of parameters.
Recipe Commands
Open
Access and retrieve saved recipes.
Delete
Deletes the currently displayed recipe.
To delete a saved recipe, press/click Open to retrieve the saved recipe and display it in the Recipe
Manager. Press/click Delete.
Save
Opens the Recipe directory. Enter a new recipe name and press/click Save.
Set Current
Overwrites the saved recipe being displayed in the Recipe Manager.
Editing a Recipe
Default
Resets the recipe to the factory-set default.
Copy All
Copies the value last selected – overlap or side force – to the entire column.
Select a Knife Position row to copy all values – overlap and side force – in that row to all knifeholders.
Close: Exits the Recipe Manager without saving changes.
Selecting a recipe for use (p. 81)
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Configuration
Address Tab
For use by System Administrator when adding, removing or replacing a knifeholder.
Knifeholders must be configured on the beam in order to be affected by parameter changes and
displayed on the main screen.

When reinstalling a replacement, set the address to match the knifeholder you are replacing.

When adding a knifeholder, choose the next available address from Available Addresses.

See Knifeholder Address table on page 27 for information on setting the address.
1. Install or remove the knifeholder.
2. Click Auto Configure. A progress bar will appear.
TIP: If your knifeholders are addressed low, you can cancel Auto Configure when the progress bar
is about 5-10% complete. (The system will check all addresses whether there is a knifeholder
installed or not, which can take several minutes.)
3. When Auto Configure is complete, verify beam configuration, and then click Apply.
ADDRESS
[X] = ORDER OF KNIFEHOLDERS ON THE BEAM
RED= KNIFEHOLDER NOT PRESENT IN SYSTEM
GREEN= KNIFEHOLDER PRESENT IN SYSTEM
Knifeholders not configured on the beam are not
affected by parameter changes or displayed on the
main screen.
Available Addresses
Represents knifeholder addresses not configured to display on the main screen.
Update Status
Checks all knifeholders and identifies their presence in the system.
Beam Configuration
Represents knifeholders installed on the guide bar and displayed on main screen.
Auto Configure
Caution! This button resets beam configuration to include only knifeholders identified as present in the
system.
OK: Saves changes and exits dialog box.
Close: Exits dialog box without saving changes.
Apply: Saves changes without exiting dialog box.
Help: Accesses online help files.
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Configuration
Port Selection Tab
Select which port the software will use to communicate to the knifeholders.
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Maintenance
Diagnostics
Select a knifeholder from the dropdown list to view its current settings.
(Green=ON / Red=OFF)
Contact
Connection exists between blade and anvil
On = blade and anvil are touching
Home Up/Dn
Home sensor for vertical stroke
On = blade is retracted
Home Side Stroke
Home sensor for side stroke
On = side stroke not engaged
External Engage
Input to engage or disengage the knifeholder; typically a relay located in the Power Supply Cabinet.
Must be on for the Function Control Knob to operate the knifeholder
Software Enabled
Must be on for the Function Control Knob to operate the knifeholder
Engage State
Represents state of the knifeholder: engaged (green) or disengaged (red)
Installation Notes
1.1.17 – NOT RELEASED

Requires no changes to install this version.
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1.1.16 – December 11, 2012

Requires no changes to install this version.
1.1.15 – September 18, 2012


New values defined for operator access and password control. Default is full operator access
to all functions. Use software Options / Configuration / (Password & Operator Configuration) to
configure access to areas of software. No password defaults to administrator access.
Need new axis files downloaded to all e-Knifeholders.
1.1.14 – June 28, 2012

Requires no changes to install this version..
Version 1.1.13 –April 5, 2012

Requires no changes to install this version..
Version 1.1.12 – February 14, 2012

Requires no changes to install this version..
Version 1.1.11 – January 30, 2012

Requires no changes to install this version..
Version 1.1.10 – January 25, 2012

New feature called KHInfo, defaults to TRUE. To disable feature, change to FALSE. For
additional information see the Revision History.
Version 1.1.9 – November 30, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.8 – November 2, 2011

New feature called CalibrateEnable defaults to FALSE. To enable feature, change to TRUE.
Version 1.1.7 – October 14, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.6 – June 8, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.5 – May 23, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.4 – May 13, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.3 – April 29, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.2 – March 22, 2011

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.1 – December 14, 2010

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.1.0 – November 3, 2010

Requires no changes to install this version.
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Version 1.0.6 – August 17, 2010

New feature called UpdateNow, defaults to FALSE. Set to TRUE to enable updating eKnifeholder overlap / side load while engaged. NOTE: May damage blade if overlap is
increased while anvil is NOT turning!
Version 1.0.5 – March 19, 2010

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.0.4 – January 25, 2010

Requires changing the ElectType to C2IMSTwo or C3IMSTwo in the settings file
Version 1.0.3 – November 28, 2009

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.0.2 – May 27, 2009

Requires no changes to install this version.
Version 1.0.1 – January 16, 2008

Requires no changes to install this version.
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Software Revision History
Version 1.1.17 – NOT RELEASED
1.
Version 1.1.16 – December 11, 2012
1. Added touch motor counts for overlap and side touch to diagnostics screen (in maintenance).
Version 1.1.15 – September 18, 2012
1. Changed initial dialog asking about starting demo mode so default Yes starts program in
system mode. Pressing [Enter] now starts in system mode, not demo mode by default.
2. Added password access control. Includes operator access configuration screen.
3. Change to e-Knifeholder axis files. Must download to be effective. Will prevent operation when
external engage is off. This prevents e-Knifeholder from getting confused and stuck. Must
have external engage signal present to operate e-Knifeholder.
Version 1.1.14 – June 28, 2012
1. Added QB to motor program. This allows a delay between down and side stroke movements
to prevent system over current problems. Default is 400ms. Set to 1ms for original speed and
for few e-Knifeholders.
2. Fix bug in Class II, axis 2 motor program that references a not defined variable.
3. Update to Visual Studio 2010.
Version 1.1.13 – April 5,2012
1. If the KHInfo is enabled in the settings file, the screen will use a more dynamic approach to
the way the knife information is displayed. Large and small systems will be able to use this
feature and not have issues with the text overlapping other text or images on the screen.
2. Updated more code in the common libraries.
Version 1.1.12 – February 14, 2012
1. Updated common software library. Should have no effect on e-Knifeholder portion.
Version 1.1.11 – January 30, 2012
1. Added the ability to switch languages in Windows 7. Previously, the software relied on the
host OS for the primary language.
2. Added more German translations.
Version 1.1.10 – January 25, 2012
1. On an update or Apply of e-Knifeholder settings (side force and overlap), the main UI thread
pauses and waits until the settings are updated before resuming. E-Knifeholders on the
screen will no longer blink red, or show any other abnormalities.
2. The software now can display the current running parameters of each e-Knifeholder. Location
based on web path, and amount of e-Knifeholders installed on the system.
3. If the user clicks on the Recipe Manager item in the Options menu, the current running
values are automatically transferred to the screen to ease creation of recipes.
4. Added more thread protection for transferring data to the e-Knifeholders.
5. Added delay for save and reset to e-Knifeholders to allow time for hardware to reset.
6. Added translated German strings to the software.
Version 1.1.9 – November 30, 2011
1) Language strings updated. Recipe strings added.
2) E-Knifeholder objects moved to a Common folder for incorporation into other software
systems.
Version 1.1.8 – November 2, 2011
1) Added Calibrate feature to main screen; default is to not show button. Allows calibration of eKnifeholders from PC (remotely) instead of using yellow position at the e-Knifeholder.
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Version 1.1.7 – October 14, 2011
1) Removed getting software enable from e-Knifeholder during updating of blade data files. This
process slowed down screen updates.
2) Fix bug in blade details that could cause program to crash when exiting.
Version 1.1.6 – June 8, 2011
1) Added blade life tracking of installed e- Knifeholders.
2) Added blade detail for e-Knifeholders installed on the system. When knifeholder icon is
clicked, a dialog box opens up and displays Knifeholder location, Overlap, Side force, Blade
life hours and alarm setting, and Cut side.
Version 1.1.5 – May 23, 2011
1) Added ability to automatically detect e-Knifeholders type (Class 2 or Class 3) at startup and
when the user runs “Auto Configure” from within the Configuration dialog box.
2) Adjusted timing of “*” commands to e-Knifeholders for better control of unspecified data.
Version 1.1.4 – May 13, 2011
1) Fixed internal calibration load cell readings to work with new serial library.
2) Fixed bug in Axis 2 files from version 1.1.3.
Version 1.1.3 – April 29, 2011
1) e-Knifeholder program changes to work better for multi-groove anvil rings. QI variable can now
be set for a value half stroke plus an amount. Used to be QM (maximum side engagement).
Version 1.1.2 – March 22, 2011
1) Added ability to store recipes of knifeholder settings. A recipe is a collection of overlap and
side force settings for each knifeholder.
2) Code now uses common components with other Tidland software.
3) Update to common components fixed several potential issues with old software.
Version 1.1.1 – December 14, 2010
1) Updated First Knife Left. First Knife Left was in the settings file, but was not functioning.
Changing the settings file now changes the orientation of the knives on the screen.
2) Fixed problem when downloading and other send and read on port for IMS motors. There
was a problem because IMS ending character is a > sign. Problems could be encountered
because the code could also contain a > sign.
3) Also fixed communication problem when sending “*” commands to e-Knifeholders. This was
causing bad values to be read from e-Knifeholders.
Version 1.1.0 – November 3, 2010
1) New Serial communication library. Faster communication.
2) Fixes problem with power cycle and e-Knifeholder software being in sync and able to control
e-Knifeholder engagement.
Version 1.0.6 – August 17, 2010
1) Added shop project configuration for setup/testing of e-Knifeholders at Tidland.
2) Additional Internal Calibration changes to write data on demand.
3) Added ability to update overlap and side stroke while engaged. NOTE: Anvil should be turning
to prevent damage to blade.
Version 1.0.5 – March 19, 2010
1) Internal Calibration fixes and integration to Tidland systems.
2) Updated terminal window to use ESC key to exit properly.
Version 1.0.4 – January 25,2010
1) Knife holder program now accesses class 2 and class3 for IMS motor program. Settings file
enum type must be set for class2 or class3 with ElectType.
2) Axis files have been changed from Axis to C2Axis or C3Axis.
3) The Internal calibration for class 2 now prints a label and writes knife information to a file..
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Version 1.0.3 – November 28, 2009
1) Speed up knife updating – some. Still needs to be faster for more knifeholders.
2) Fixed bug when increasing number of knifeholders, the Address1 and Address2 fields in
settings file were not updated properly during auto-config.
3) Internal calibration modified to use cartridge. Still may require more changes in the future.
4) Prevent new knifeholders from zeroing out the internal slope and offset values (Z6 and Z9).
Version 1.0.2 – May 27, 2009
1) Added Knifeholder troubleshooting (hold jog down during power up).
2) Modified program to download Knifeholder program during startup.
3) Added Knifeholder address configuration. Includes auto configuration or manual. Changing
the number of beam knives will change how many are installed on the system.
4) Added diagnostics mode – to help troubleshoot Knifeholder functionality.
5) Fixed bug (bad directory path) when accessing Axis1.txt and Axis2.txt.
Version 1.0.1 – January 18, 2008
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
Fixed double click on engage button causing button to be out of sync with the Knifeholder.
Knifeholders now update automatically – including reading switch positions.
Includes main screen German and French translation.
Added capability in demo mode to change switch position on knifeholder.
Added additional com port validation.
Modified default file directory to include “Files” – where log and help files are stored. Removed
extra port number from settings file.
7) Fixed bug that prevented touch pad (side force) from opening after applying knife parameters.
New software created June, 2007 v1.0
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