MSF Max series
3D fiber laser solution for extraordinary large-scale applications
The MSF Max series | Laser cutting for large-scale applications
The MSF Max is the giant among fiber laser cutting solutions. The 3D high-speed cutting machine was designed for precise processing – including efficient bevel cutting – of large-sized shipbuilding components. The machine offers an extensive production versatility. This includes 2D cutting, bevel cutting up to 45°, drilling up to 30 mm in diameter, tapping up to M20, countersinking and marking.
The machine‘s mobile safety cabin enables utilization of a work area up to 50 meters long and 6 meters wide. Thanks to the cabin‘s mobile feature, it is possible to cut in one zone and load and unload outside the cutting zone at the same time, ensuring minimum idle times. The patented auto-calibration system ACTG® guarantees long-term accuracy of the bevel cutting process. In MSF Max, the ACTG® station is efficiently integrated into the gantry to speed up the calibration process.
"The quality of the cut pieces is better than with our old machine. The efficiency has increased. We have the
opportunity to develop new products in the manufacturing."
Project Manager | Chantiers de l’Atlantique
Heavy-duty fiber laser cutting machine
The MSF Max, with its maximum work length of up to 50,000 mm and width of up to 6,000 mm, is an excellent laser cutting...
Laser bevel head for bevel cuts up to 45°
Simple V- and X-bevels as well as complex Y- or K-bevels up to 45° with micro jointsClean and efficient weld edge...
High economic efficiency
2/3 lower power consumption and higher cutting speeds (compared to CO2 laser of the same power)The complete machine is nearly...
Fully automatic drilling up to Ø 30 mm and tapping up to M20
Fully automatic drilling solution for the MSF Max machineDrilling up to Ø 30 mm, tapping up to M20 and countersinkingAutomatic...
Calibration station with ACTG® unit integrated into the gantry
In case MSF Max is equipped with a laser bevel head, the system comes with the ACTG® unit and auto-calibration feature by...
Mobile safety cabin
In conventional laser cutting machines, the entire machine is enclosed in a fixed housing. By contrast, the MSF Max, to...
Best mechanical engineering components from renowned manufacturers
Convincing cutting quality can only be achieved by using high-quality components - that is why we use linear guides on all axes...
Extremely high reliability even in three-shift production
MicroStep systems are designed for a long machine life – sometimes even under tough environmental conditions. The...
Ergonomic and uncomplicated: The iMSNC® control system
Apart from the externally positioned control console with ergonomic 24" touch screen display, the system has additional...
Innovative software solutions: Intuitive and easy operation
So that you can fully concentrate on your production, our innovative software solutions help you to intuitively transform...
With iMSNC® and numerous remote maintenance modules, MicroStep offers the best foundation for fast and competent help via...
Training & expert support: Guarantee for high machine availability
To get the maximum efficiency out of your cutting system, perfectly trained operating personnel is essential. They ensure...
MicroStep uses laser sources from IPG Photonics, the leading manufacturer of high-power fiber laser systems. Sources with a...
|Effective length of work area||on request|
|Effective width of work area||on request|
|Possible number of tools||4|
|Possible cutting processes||fiber laser|
|Maximum material thickness||according to laser source|
|Traverse speed||up to 164,000 mm/min.|
|Positioning speed Z axis||up to 50,000 mm/min.|
|Positioning accuracy Pa||0.07 mm according to VDI/DGQ 3441|
|Repeatability Ps||0.03 mm according to VDI/DGQ 3441|
|X, Y axis||linear guides, driven on both sides and helical toothed racks|
|Gantry type||massive steel gantry|
Control & software
|Main control panel||ergonomic 24" touchscreen control panel|
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro (64-bit)|
|Additional operating units||portable operating unit (mounted on the main control panel)|
|All specifications subject to change|
Software from MicroStep® – developed especially for cutting
To allow you to concentrate fully on your production, our MicroStep® software solutions, drawings and cutting plans help you to intuitively convert them into finished components. Part of our product range also includes automation solutions for the organization of your entire cutting process.
Asper Basic is the ideal tool for an easy and fast creation of NC programs for different cutting technologies (plasma, oxyfuel, laser or waterjet).
With Asper Nesting, you can easily and intuitively nest component drawings into efficient cutting plans.
mCAM is an efficient tool for the automated 3D production on pipes, profiles, domes, IPE carriers but also flat sheets with cutting systems of different technologies.
MPM Production Management
MPM forms the basis for automated cutting. It automatically nests complex cutting jobs and projects on the right material and distributes the cutting plans to cutting machines for processing.
Handles even the most complex cutting tasks – the iMSNC® machine control
iMSNC® from MicroStep is one of the most advanced control systems for CNC cutting machines. It was developed to easily, reliably, and efficiently turn cutting plans into finished parts with the help of a clear and modern user interface.
MSF iMSNC® machine control
Intelligent solution for cross-technology work with the laser cutting system
The system consists of a stand-alone control console with a 24" TFT touchscreen monitor. If cameras are implemented in the interior, the existing touchscreen can be supplemented with an additional screen for displaying live images. In order to achieve maximum utilization and flexibility of our machines, the ergonomic control console offers you the possibility – parallel to running cutting processes – to nest new cutting programs and generate additional CNC codes. As the iMSNC® control system and all CAM software solutions come from our company, the software with its versatile modules can be individually customized for your production. Parameter databases for individual technologies enable consistently high quality under various circumstances. iMSNC® comes with multiple efficient evaluation tools for production process optimization. These provide you with the much-needed overview of current cutting orders, cutting times, cost calculations and machine utilization in day-to-day production.
Overview of important performance data:
- MMi console and 24’’ touchscreen
- Display of existing cameras in the interior via additional screen (optional)
- Efficient management of tool data
- Very short programming times
- Fast data transfer
- Flexible and easy to use
- Advanced cutting simulation for more work safety
- Convenient contextual help via pop-up bubbles
Control and operating unit