TIM - THE TORNADO
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Hello, I‘m TIM!
BDT TORNADO INTEGRATION MODULE
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TIM enables you today, to easily and fl exibly integrate the BDT
Tornado Technology into your existing system. TIM makes the
handling of your different substrates more effi cient. Whether
you like to handle paper, carton, plastic, foil or other substrates
- TIM offers you more variety and productivity in your pro-
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TIM - THE TORNADO INTEGRATION MODULE
cesses and at the same time is extremely gentle to your media.
With TIM everything is easy! No matter if it is feeding, alignment,
transport, rotating, overlapping, stacking or sorting.
Foil Paper Transport Feeding
Carton Plastic / Glass Stacking Alignment
How many Tornado Drive Modules and
Sideblowers you need depends on the
application, the substrate, the format and
The modular design of TIM enables a
fl exible implementation. Even future
extensions are possible at any time.
and your substrate
/// TIM - A PLUG‘N‘PLAY INTEGRATION
The Tornado Integration Module (TIM) offers you an easy,
plug‘n‘play like 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 Sideblower (TS), additional open
interfaces, 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 application.
Additionally and for a fast and easy integration of TIM you get
a control unit that constitutes an interface to your computer.
Further on 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.
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/// 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 an under 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 avoids that media stick together.
As an example the sideblower will be used
when feeding paper into the printing press
to avoid double picks.
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