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Split tile cutter

Technical features

  1. Sturdy welded steel structure serves as base frame
  2. The drive elements are maintenance-free, guided in ball bearings and linear steel bearings
  3. A measuring roller/measuring tape with pulse generator measures the clay column speed.
  4. The electronic control system assures a high cutting precision.
  5. The system is driven by two servo motors with electronic cam discs.

The electronic cam disc also allows for larger cutting lengths.

The decision which cutting table is the appropriate one depends on the output, variety of product sizes and whether a wire or a knife is more suitable to cut the material.

Product sizes:

Type 4163 - Wire cut

Clay column width (TB), max.: 80 mm
Clay column height (TH), max.: 330 mm
Clay column cutting thickness (TS) min/max: 160/330 mm

Type 4163-S - Wire cut, special size

Clay column width (TB), max.: 120 mm
Clay column height (TH), max.: 450 mm
Clay column cutting thickness (TS) min/max: 160/450 mm

Type 4164 - Knife cut

Clay column width (TB), max.: 50 mm
Clay column height (TH), max.: 330 mm
Clay column cutting thickness (TS) min/max: 160 / 330 mm

Working method

Types 4163, 4163-S and 4164 work continuously. After the cut, the wire cutters type 4163 and 4163-S draw a gap between the cut product and the clay column.  The wire moves back through this gap into its home position.  The knives of the knife cutter type 4164 swing outwards after the cut and move back alongside the clay column to their home position. In their home position, the knives swing back inwards.

Additional equipment

  • Types 4163, 4163-S and 4164 work with vertical cutting. The types 4163 and 4163-S work with a pre-cutting roller.
  • Device for "cutting suppression" for clay column distances of more than 330 or 450 mm up to any length – electronic/pneumatic, lateral chamfering.
  • Bottom chamfering for product sizes up to 260 mm (for special sizes)
  • Top chamfering for product sizes up to 260 mm (for special sizes)
  • Pre-grooving device to create special sizes (hexagon, octagon, etc.)

The types 4163, 4163-S and 4164 can be equipped with a downstream turning device to turn the individual products over to lie on their cutting surface. Output of the cutter, together with turning device = 25 cuts/minute. The knife cutter type 4164 can be equipped with a single, double or triple cutting feature. Distributing guide for extremely high outputs that cannot be grouped on one line.

Pallet loading equipment

  • Roller conveyor to deposit the products on laths/pallets (output losses because of free pallet end)
  • The products are temporarily pushed on auxiliary pallets, then the product groups are lifted and set down on the incoming laths/pallets.
  • Then the products are pushed on a servo-motor driven grouping belt. A transfer device then sets the grouped rows on laths/frames/pallets or, with direct setting, directly on the kiln car.
  • Provide pneumatic or motorised transverse pushing for gripper or driving gear when the products are transferred transversely to the travelling direction of the grouping belt.
  • The lifting gear has to be equipped with a float position to deposit the products without pressure.

Cutting tables

Generally, the cutting output depends on the clay column height and the cutting length.


Schnittleistung Typ 4163

TH in mmTS in mmmax. Schnitte/mineffektive Schnitte/min
1202606050
1501506050
2112115040
2602604035
3303303530

Druckluftbedarf: ca. 2,5 NI pro Schnitt, Arbeitsdruck 6 bar

Zeichnung Nr. 4.87.1283-1


Schnittleistung Typ 4163-S

TH in mmTS in mmmax. Schnitte/mineffektive Schnitte/min
1202606050
2112115040
2602604035
3303303530
4504502520

Druckluftbedarf: ca. 3,5 NI pro Schnitt, Arbeitsdruck 6 bar

Zeichnung  Nr. 4.87.1284


Schnittleistung Typ 4164

TH in mmTS in mmmax. Schnitte/mineffektive Schnitte/min
1202608065
1501508065
2112116050
2602604840
3303304035

Druckluftbedarf: ca. 2,5 NI pro Schnitt, Arbeitsdruck 6 bar

Zeichnung Nr. 4.87.1285-1


Application examples

The split tile cutters types 4163, 4163-S and 4164 can work together with the following machines:

  • Automatic pallet loader (very old), drawing No. 4.87.1284
  • Auxiliary pallet circulation device (old), drawing No. 9968/4.82.0600
  • Transfer device with product grouping conveyor (current), drawing No. 2.88.0891 and
  • Robot with product grouping conveyor.

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