TIM - THE TORNADO
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Hello, I‘m TIM!
ARE YOU READY TO
/// WE OFFER YOU THE SOLUTION: TIM
TIM enables you today, to easily and fl exibly integrate the BDT
Tornado Technology into your existing system. TIM makes
the handling and processing of your different substrates
more effi cient. Whether you like to handle paper, carton,
plastic, foil or other substrates - TIM offers you more variety
TIM - THE TORNADO INTEGRATION MODULE
Foil Paper Transport Feeding
Carton Plastic / Glass Stacking Alignment
and productivity in your processes and at the same time it is
extremely gentle to your media. With TIM everything is easy!
No matter if it is feeding, alignment, transport, rotating,
overlapping, stacking or sorting.
How many Tornado Drive
Modules, Slave Modules
and Sideblowers you need
depends on the application,
the substrate, the format
and the speed.
The modular design of TIM
enables a fl exible
future extensions are
possible at any time.
and your substrate
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/// TIM: AN EASY AND CONFIGURABLE SOLUTION
The Tornado Integration Module (TIM) offers you an easy and
confi gurable integration of the BDT Tornado Technology into
your products or solutions.
TIM has a modular design and consists of the Tornado Drive
Module (TDM), the Tornado Slave Module (TSM), the Tornado
Sideblower (TS), optional open interfaces, a cable set as well
as a higher-level control unit. With these components you can
handle different substrates such as paper, carton, plastic or
foil with different weights. According to your requirements
you can set up or expand TIM modularly. The Tornado Drive
Module contains an integrated motor for belt drive and appropriate
fi xtures for the assembly of the modules into your
Additionally and for a fast and easy integration of TIM you get
a control unit that constitutes an interface to your computer.
TIM also contains a fl exible software application that will enable
you to connect the Tornado Modules with your existing
system and adjust the corresponding parameters.
Technical Consulting for a perfect fi tting solution:
For the application specifi c and mechanical implementation
of the TIM solution into your environment we are pleased to
help you with a comprehensive and competent technical consulting.
If required our engineering experts will support you
/// HOW TORNADO WORKS
The BDT Tornado Module, which is the basis
of TIM, consists of a motor and an impeller
that creates a whirlwind by rotating very
fast. This whirlwind leads to a low pressure
zone or suction force and therefore lifts up
different substrates and weights.
By the combination of suction force and
transport belts, we at BDT have developed a
new module that can be used for any kind of
media handling, like for example the feeding
of paper. Beside the suction force, created by
the impeller, the integrated transport belts
ensure the transport of media, for example
paper into the printing press.
By combining the Tornado Modules with
each other, different applications can be
developed. Different formats and various
weights can be handled thanks to the modular
use of Tornado.
In addition to the Tornado Basis Module,
the Tornado Sideblower is used to separate
media before feeding them. The sideblower
blows a shaped airfl ow into the stack of media
and separates the media. As an example
the sideblower will be used when feeding
paper into the printing press to avoid double
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THE IDEAL KIT
FOR MEDIA HANDLING
/// WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM TIM
Computer & Software
Windows or Linux based PC connected
by Ethernet – with specifi c confi gurable
software which BDT will provide.
Tornado Drive Module (TDM)
The Tornado Drive Module is the primary
Tornado unit with integrated motor and
belt drive. For your personal TIM package
and your application you will need at least
one Tornado Drive Module.
Self-contained, custom built PLC/IPC
control unit providing power and control
over all TIM components. Fully confi gurable
to your specifi c application.
Tornado Slave Module (TSM)
The Tornado Slave Module is the secondary
Tornado unit - with suction power, but
without motor and belt drive. One Tornado
Module can be combined with up to four Slave
Modules depending on the application. Some
applications don‘t need Slave Modules.
Tornado Sideblower Module (TS)
The Tornado Sideblower Module is an air cushion generator or stack separator with automatic top-of-stack
tracking mechanism. As an example the Sideblower Module can be used for feeders when feeding paper into
the printing press to avoid double picks.
For specifi c requirements, like extra i/o
interfaces or more motors, our experts can
make an offer for customized development
to suit your application needs.
The TIM package for your individual application
includes a full set of connection cables linking
the modules with the controller.
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ONLY 8 STEPS
TO GET TIM
/// GET TO KNOW THE TYPICAL PROCESS TO YOUR FINAL TORNADO SOLUTION
Presentation of the Tornado Technology
Get to know the BDT Tornado Technology in
a fi rst meeting! We will present it to you in
detail. From the operating principle to the
main advantages for you.
Your application idea
Tell us about your application idea where
you would like to implement TIM. No
matter whether it is a new development or
solving problems in your existing products.
In our Tornado engineering team you will
fi nd experts for handling and processing of
media. Based upon your application idea
we will set up an optimal TIM package for
you. Whether it is for a feeder, transport
or alignment systems, stacker or a other
application. If you need, we are pleased to
offer a detailed functional simulation of
your application to help you understand
how it will work!
You agree to our TIM package we have set
up for you? We create a quotation for you!
After you have decided to purchase TIM you
will order your individual TIM package.
Provision of engineering information
You have already received the TIM package
and now want to start with the integration
of TIM into your application? We will
provide your engineering team with
necessary engineering information such as
CAD models. You need help? Make use of
our excellent Technical Consulting.
Testing upon your engineering work
You already know how to implement TIM
into your application and have fi nished
your engineering work? To ensure that
everything works perfectly we will
test your complete TIM package with
mechanics, controller and cables. If desired
even at your developed test bench.
Delivery + Workshop
You are ready to start working with your
new Tornado solution!
We deliver your individual and tested TIM
package. At the same time you will get
a comprehensive workshop from us so
that you can benefi t from the multiple
advantages of Tornado.
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BDT MEDIA AUTOMATION GMBH
Get in contact with our sales team:
Phone +49 (741) 248-269
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