387SCT Short Can Sensor with Bodymaker Control

9/11-387 SCT-xx

Provides superb and reliable control capabilities to any wall ironing bodymaker

  • Short can and tear-off detection
  • Calibrates to different punch types
  • Allows ‘mixed’ tooling, e.g. ceramic punch with steel nose

Smart Systems for Aluminum Cans

Aluminum canstock is extremely difficult to detect on nickel carbide punches because the electromagnetic signatures are very similar. The 387 SCT smart sensor kit is ideal for this situation because it has a built in microprocessor that reads and stores the signal profile of each new punch fitted to the bodymaker. The 387 SCT sensor is used together with a choice of bodymaker control modules (BCM387 or BCM500) that interface directly with the press control system to discriminate between aluminum can stock and a range of punch materials, including ceramics and nickel based carbides.

Interface Module

The 387SCT Short Can Sensor works via a dedicated interface module (213-10766-00) and connector cable that needs to be wired between the sensor and the Bodymaker Control Module. This does not need to be replaced when the sensor is replaced.

Bodymaker Control Modules

  • BCM387 Bodymaker Control module
  • High speed clutch outputs
  • Immediate or timed output control
  • Outputs configurable for sink, source, AC or DC
  • Short can, tear-off indication
  • Used with 'smart' 387 sensor for Aluminum cans
  • BCM500 Bodymaker Control module
  • High speed clutch outputs
  • Immediate or timed output control
  • Inputs configurable for sink or source
  • Outputs configurable for sink, source, AC or DC
  • Back stop control
  • Air strip control
  • Dome jam control
  • Short can, tear-off and dome jam indication
The BCM500 can also be used to interface Sencon 2X7 Short Can Sensors with the bodymaker control system.
The BCM387 allows the Sencon 387SCT series Short Can Sensors and interface module to communicate with the bodymaker control system, offering additional functionality (see panel)
BCM387 module
The BCM500 is a high speed bodymaker control module which can be used instead of the BCM387 with 387SCT series sensor kits to allow extended control functions (see panel)
Short Can Sensor Selection Guide
PLEASE NOTE: Existing 9-387-SI and 11-387-SI sensors are replaced by 9-387SCT and 11-387SCT kits
Integral Cable Quick Disconnect Sensor9-397-SCT, 11-387-SCT
Aluminum can
over Steel punch
Steel can over
Carbide punch
Aluminum can over Magnetic Carbide punch
  9-287-03/63 ‡
11-287-03/63 ‡
  9H-387 SCT-56 ‡♦
11H-387 SCT-S1
Aluminum can over Paramagnetic Carbide punch
  9H-387 SCT-56 ‡♦
11H-387 SCT-S1
Aluminum can over Non-magnetic Carbide punch
  9-287-53 ‡
11-287-53 ‡♠
  9H 387 SCT-56 ‡♦
11H 387 SCT-S1

* These models are also available with an output pulse stretcher.
See Can on Mandrel and High Performance Sensors.
These sensors perform reliably on the majority of known carbide punches, provided the magnetic permeability of the punch material remains stable in working conditions. Factors such as temperature variation can affect magnetic properties.
9H-387 SCT-56 Sensor supplied with a 3m (10') cable
9H-387 SCT-56 -77 Sensor supplied with a 6m (20') cable
♠ Special order only.