Web Guide Controllers

Fife Web Guide Controllers

The web guide controller is the heart of the electronic guiding system. Fife CE-compliant controllers provide you the control you need to operate effectively and efficiently. When combined with appropriate sensors, actuators, and guiding equipment, Fife controllers provide a highly accurate, Type I, proportional, closed-loop servo system with a high dynamic response to the running web.

The controller takes the sensor signal, which is proportional to the web position, processes and amplifies it, and then feeds it to a driver; the proportional output operates an electromechanical actuator. The actuator then positions the guide assembly to maintain the desired web lateral register. The correction rate is proportional to web deviation from the preset null (guide point) position at the sensor. System dead band is typically less that ± 0.05 mm (0.002 inch).

Products Include:

  • FIFE-500 Web Guiding SystemFIFE-500 Web Guiding System

    Introducing the FIFE-500 web guide for narrow web and nonwoven applications. This cost-effective guiding system is easy to use and install, while using new technology to help you improve efficiency.

  • D-MAX Series Web Guiding SystemFife D-MAX Series Web Guiding System

    Pre-wired and pre-integrated for fast, easy installation and setup, Fife’s D-MAX Series Web Guiding System integrates its D-MAX Controller and an Operator Interface together with the guide structure and chosen sensor to make a complete web guiding system, or as feature-rich stand-alone components

  • Polaris Web Guide ControllerFife Polaris DP-20 Web Guide Controller

    Now you can have better web guide control that’s easier to use, with the same level of performance that you’ve grown accustomed to with Fife.

  • Fife Polaris DP-30 Web Guide ControllerFife Polaris DP-30 Web Guide Controller

    Built for demanding web guiding applications, the Polaris DP-30 provides reliable, accurate control of web alignment via a simple, easy-to-operate interface. The advanced setup features of this controller automatically determine and set guide polarity, guide point, and system gain.

  • Fife OI-TS Operator InterfaceFife OI-TS Operator Interface

    As the entry-level D-MAX operator interface, the OI-TS gives you the easiest direct control and operation of the SE-46C digital line sensor.

  • Fife D-MAX Series Web Guide ControllerD-MAX Controller

    The D-MAX Controller provides even higher dynamic response than previous controllers (already the highest in the industry). Its modular design allows optional dual drive configuration for controlling sensor position or another guide Integrated IEC 61131-3.

  • GMA-BL Guiding SystemFife GMA-BL Web Guiding System

    The GMA-BL is an integrated controller and actuator designed to improve the performance of your slitter/rewinder. GMA Actuators work with Fife Offset Pivot Guides for true plug-and-play performance. As Fife’s first brushless actuators, GMA-BL actuators are virtually maintenance-free.

Videos:

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    Fife Polaris DP-20 Web Guide Controller

    Now you can have better web guide control that’s easier to use, with the same level of performance that you’ve grown accustomed to with Fife.

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    Understanding Web Guide Accuracy

    This is the first in a four-part series on web guiding. A system that responds quickly to web alignment issues will ensure that waste is minimized.