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New Manual

A new non-contacting loop control as revolutionary as the Coiltek® CS-5000 V2 deserves an updated, easy-to-use manual. And our customers deserve to have it instantly at their fingertips. That’s why our brand new, full-color manual is available both in a free physical copy with your new Coiltek® loop control, and instantly online as a printable PDF.

In the manual we discuss topics such as setting-up your unit, both manually and with a USB connected laptop, diagrams for wiring, inputs, and terminals, notes on software, and much more. To check out the new updated manual for the Coiltek® CS-5000 V2, click here.

For more information on any topic related to any of our quality, American-made ultrasonic, non-contacting loop controls, contact us.

CS-5000-54XX

The standard Coiltek loop control model, the CS-5000, comes in three different stand heights. Last time I discussed the benefits of the CS-5000-15XX, which comes with a 15″ tall stand and a customer-dictated boom length (represented by the XX in the name). This time, we will talk about the next size up, the CS-5000-54XX.

The CS-5000-54XX, as the name suggests, features a 54″ tall stand and a variable boom length, which is dictated by customer need. If, for instance, you need to position your loop control further away from the line or have wide stock, choose a longer boom. If you want your stand closer to your line, choose a shorter boom. When ordering a stand, the XX in the part number can be replaced by the chosen boom length. You can choose between many boom lengths, from 11″ to 48″. The most popular combination boom length for the 54″ tall stand is the 11″ boom, otherwise known as a CS-5000-5411.

The CS-5000-54XX can be used over pits, if necessary, and with a variety of different materials, from steel to plastic tubing. This reliable, adaptable system can also be used with a world of accessories to enhance its performance, such as the CTAC-2 sound isolation cone, the Hammerhead multiple transducer assembly, and the 3CPO, which grants remote access to 3 preset programs.

For more information on any of our products, including the entire CS-5000 series, please visit our main website, check out our brochures, and of course, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The CS-5100 Line of Ultrasonic Loop Controls

Here at Coiltek we sometimes joke that the CS-5100 line of loop controls are the Jan Brady of our loop control family. The tall, industry standard CS-5000 series is the Marsha, getting lots of attention for its adaptability and capable, reliable handling of lines big and small. The CS-6200 is the baby of the family, a small, affordable line that is perfect for many applications, such as plastic medical tubing, and representing a large step up for those looking to replace an existing Sonatrol unit.

Then there’s our CS-5100 series. It’s the proverbial middle child. It’s smaller than the CS-5000, because it lacks a stand, but it’s just as powerful, since it features the same new and updated CB-5501M control board. However, like the CS-6200 it is small, consisting of just an 11″ tubular housing (the nose or boom) containing the sensor, a 15′ long cable, and an electrical enclosure containing the powerful new CB-5501M control board.

The best of both worlds, the CS-5100 is as powerful as it is portable, and while you may not move it much within your shop, it’s small size is a boon when it comes to shipping costs. Likewise, all the accessories for our loop controls, from the Hammerhead, to the Cone of Silence, to the 3CPO are all compatible with these small but mighty units.

This series also has some very special add-ons for wide stock applications, which we will look at tomorrow. In the meantime, if you would like more information on our CS-5100 series of sonic loop controls, please visit our website, check out our brochures, and contact us.

The CTAC-2 “Cone of Silence” from Coiltek

At Coiltek we try to anticipate any issues that our customers may have and create a solution. One such issue when using an ultrasonic loop control system is off-axis ultrasonic interference. This interference can be caused by things such as nearby blow-off hoses and can cause a unit to behave in strange ways.

Luckily we have devised a simple solution to issues of ultrasonic interference: The CTAC-2, nicknamed the “Cone of Silence”, the CTAC-2 is a cast aluminum cone lined with acoustic foam, which slides easily over the boom of your existing unit and absorbs any off-axis interference.

If you have any questions or comments on the CTAC-2 or any of our high quality no-touch loop control systems or accessories, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Ultrasonic Arrays

Here at Coiltek we spend a lot of time finding solutions for the problems our customers bring to us. We are known for ability to create simple solutions for complex problems. One example of how this ability to innovate has driven our product line can be seen in the variety of ultrasonic loop control products we manufacture.

Our loop controls come in various heights, boom lengths, and can be customized further by choosing from several arrangements of ultrasonic elements. This variety allows us to solve vertical and horizontal loop movement issues, sense thick stock and thin stock with equal precision, and ensure that every line runs as smoothly as possible.

For more information on why the number and arrangement of ultrasonic elements is important and what problem each of our several arrangements solves, please visit our ultrasonic arrays flier.

If you have a loop control problem that you need help solving, a comment, or a question, please contact us.

Sneak Peak of the All New CS-6202 Loop Control

The next step in the evolution of ultrasonic controls is here: The CS-6202 from Coiltek. This no-touch ultrasonic loop control system is small (about 4′ tall), but mighty. It is sensitive enough to “see” even the thinnest stocks and equipped with all the same standard features you’ve come to expect from Coiltek’s industry standard sonic loop controls: On-board storage for up to 8 distinct programs, 0-10 VDC  and 4-20 mA output, easy remote set-up via computer with on-board USB port, and instant push button manual calibration. The new CS-6202 also comes with a potentiometer on the exterior of the electrical enclosure, for easy sensitivity adjustments.

Ideal applications for this product are wire and plastic tubing, such as for medical and automotive applications. For more information on this or any other Coiltek product, please don’t hesitate to contact usCS-6202 edited 1.

“Free Loop” Controls

At Coiltek our loop controls are designed as no-touch controls for free loops. A free loop is an unfettered drop off of coil stock – slack in the line – before it enters into a process or is rewound.

The advantages of no-touch loop control systems are many, and have been discussed at some length in previous posts, but one of the major advantages is for use with non-conductive stock, such as extruded rubber or plastic medical tubing.

Our sensitive non-contacting, ultrasonic loop controls can be used on everything from wide stocks to very thin stocks. Coiltek loop controls can also be used with a variety of materials because, in addition to being very sensitive, our loop controls are adaptable.

For use with stocks that move either horizontally or vertically, we created the Hammerhead Accessory and the CS-5140 to ensure the stock is always within range. Additionally, each Coiltek loop control is essentially a custom build. We have several lines of loop controls, including a low-cost ultrasonic control, a stand-less line of loop controls, and our standard product line, the CS-5000. Each CS-5000 is fully customizable, as the customer chooses the height of the stand (either 15″, 54″, 72″, or 84″) and boom length (choose from 9 lengths between 11″ and 48″). This flexibility allows our loop controls to work with everything from tables to pits and everywhere in between. Since our no-touch ultrasonic loop controls rely on sound waves, not electrical contact or photo-technology, reflective stocks and non-metallic stocks are no problem.

To learn more about our loop controls, please visit our products page or view our brochures. Please feel free to contact us with inquiries, RFQs, and new applications.

A brief history of ultrasonic loop controls

In the late 1970s two men had the same great idea at the same time. One of those men was Hall Cary, the founder of Coil Technology, Inc.

As an acoustical engineer, Hall had already founded the Cary Corporation, which specialized in manufacturing sound isolating enclosures for press lines and other equipment. Well-versed in the physics of sound, he thought that perhaps sound waves could be harnessed for use in manufacturing processes.

The result of this line of inquiry was the original Coiltek ultrasonic loop control. Using an ultrasonic element to transmit and receive sound waves, the device could accurately gauge distance. By coupling this ability with the ability to create a variable 0-10 VDC output based on the distance of an object from the element, the ultrasonic loop control was born.

To learn more about why non-contacting or no-touch loop controls are such an important innovation and the advantages of a Coiltek loop control over the competition, feel free to contact us. For a full list of our current products, please visit our products page or check out our brochures.

Ultrasonic Control Systems

Coiltek ultrasonic loop control systems are not limited to only controlling the speed of a decoiler or straightener. In fact, any variable output device that accepts 0-10 VDC input can be controlled by our loop controls. This means that Coiltek control systems can be used to control loop height, as well as many other applications such as the level of a substance in a tank, in addition to its normal function in controlling feeding for paper processing, feeding on stamping lines, and loop control for rubber extrusion and plastic tubing manufacture.

If you have a new application that you’d like to try out with one of our units, please let us know. We have consignment terms available for customers with good credit references. To learn about our product lines, visit our products page and browse our brochures. To learn more about any unit and for up-to-date pricing, contact us.

Non-Contact Loop Controls

Our Coiltek loop controls are non-contact loop controls. While most manufacturers of ultrasonic loop control systems have only one line of no-touch loop controls which use out-dated technology, we have two distinct lines of completely upgraded ultrasonic loop control systems.

The new Coiltek CS-5000 V2 and CS-6200 lines of non-contacting loop control systems are powerful and reliable. Our updated technology allows for on-board storage of preset programs, USB connected remote programming via computer, and instantaneous manual calibration.

At Coiltek we are always looking for new applications. With this in mind, we are creating a model of the low-cost, non-contacting CS-6200 line, the CS-6202, for use specifically within plastic tubing manufacturing.

If you have an application you believe could benefit from our ultrasonic distance sensing technology, please contact us. With great customer service and expert technical and engineering know-how, we can answer every question you may have and even tailor our products to suit your needs. Give us a call today.