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Retro C: Installation Requirements

Retro C Installation Requirements

1.Information needed by Enventek.

The following information needs to be emailed back to Enventek promptly so that the saw can be made to fit your specifications.

  • What is the conveyor length needed to fit your layout? 8′-12′ is typical. 12′ is better if long runs of parts is common. This may have been discussed already during quoting.
  • If using a third party 2nd conveyor what is the HP and voltage rating of the motor? A photo of the motor name plate will cover this.
  • Complete the attached network form so we can pre-configure the computer. (Link is down below)

2. Electrical & Network Preparation

Electrical is typically the biggest holdup during a saw installation.

  • The saw needs 150A three phase. Input voltage is from 208 – 240VAC. When possible have the electrician set the voltage to 220V. If a high leg is present it should be placed on L2. The main power location is shown on the attached footprint as “Pwr In”.
  • Both infeed conveyors have their power supplied from the saw and do not need a power drop. Pre-wired conduits are supplied to connect the saw to the front conveyor. The electrician will need to wire up the rear conveyor motor. 3x#10 THHN w/ground. See attached photo.
  • The “scrap panel” also needs a conduit run to the customers incline conveyor. If it’s running to the far side of the saw then there is a place to strap EMT to the saw frame. 3x #12 THHN w/ground.
  • A Cat5E cable is required from the factory network to the saw touchscreen computer. This is usually strapped to the side of the main power coming in from the ceiling. This cable terminates in the open port in the touchscreen computer.
  • The electrician will need to run a conduit from the front conveyor panel to the rear live deck motor. All fusing and motor protection is included in the panel. This is typically liquid tight strapped up to the conveyor frame. 3x #10 THHN w/ground. A VFD is supplied for a 5HP motor.
  • Front TV Option. A Cat5E cable is required from TV to the saw touchscreen panel. 110V power will need to be supplied to the TV. The TV is usually hung from the ceiling.
  • Rear TV Option. All wiring for this TV is integrated into the saw.

3. Compressed Air

  • 10 scfm @ 100psi. Dry air is strongly recommended. Water in the lines can clog air valves over time.
  • The saw’s filter-regulator-lubricator module has a ¼” NPT female port for incoming air. It comes with a quick connect fitting but can be hard piped if desired. A hose is preferred so that the saws final placement is flexible.

4. Scrap Conveyor

  • The saws integral scrap belt can be configured to run either direction. It is recommended to run towards the carriage side of the saw.
  • Every saw includes an extra VFD to run a secondary conveyor. This is often an inclined conveyor. The VFD can run any three phase motor up to 1HP. 208-240VAC.
  • The belt opening is 24” wide. The top of the belt is 12.5” from the floor and there is 6.5” of space between the floor and the bottom of the belt roller.

5. Third Party Conveyor Integration (if applicable)

  • The rear conveyor will need to be raised 10” higher than the front conveyor. The rear conveyor is usually 46” off the ground as measured to the top of the chain.
  • Enventek will ship skate wheels that need to be mounted between the two live decks. Connecting these to the older conveyor is the customers responsibility. A welder is typically required. Sample photos of previous systems are attached. Don’t connect these directly between the conveyors. When the forklift hits the back conveyer we don’t want it to move the front one into the saw. We can discuss further options on how to do this if needed.
Example of 3rd party conveyor integration
Example of a rigid conduit run between the saw and the conveyors.

Machinery Network Setup Form

To ensure a quick and easy on-site installation of your saw please fill out the form (via the link below) so we can get more information about your computer system and network installation. Much of this information is technical and may require consultation with your IT staff. We recommend the use of static IP addresses for machinery. If this is not possible please call us for further details.

Here is the link to the google form: https://forms.gle/hHZ9wmCuCU3uKH1w5

IT Notes:

Our machinery uses Linux based solid-state touch screens for equipment control. The saw’s computer is connected to your facilities existing network via a single cat5 cable. We will preconfigure the computer and software using the information provided by you in the form. If an outgoing firewall is in use, we recommend allowing access to support.enventek.com and logging.enventek.com. This will allow us to remotely access the machine to apply updates, maintenance, troubleshooting and allow diagnostic data back to our servers.

The form above needs to be completed PRIOR to the shipping date of the saw.

Call: 269-815-4150 with any questions.

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