THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PLASMA OXYFUEL CUTTING SYSTEM:
3D processing of different material thicknesses with plasma rotator and oxyfuel rotator
This flexible system at the Spanish metalworking company features two rotators with different cutting technologies for 3D processing of sheet metal, pipes and domes. A plasma rotator enables variable bevels, with an XPR 300 from Hypertherm as the plasma power source. MicroStep has also transferred and adapted the principle of the endlessly rotating bevel unit to oxyfuel cutting technology. For Caldererías Indalícas, the installed oxyfuel rotator, which allows chamfers of up to 65°, brings an enormous gain in production possibilities for 3D processing of thicker material.
Sheet metal processing on a working area of 16,000 x 2,500 mm
The complex CNC cutting system enables flexible 2D and 3D processing of sheet metal on a working area of 16,000 x 2,500 mm.
Automated pipe processing of pipes up to 12 m long and 1,000 mm in diameter
A pipe cutting device was integrated in the CombiCut at the Spanish company, which automatically rotates the workpieces into position. This automatic device is designed for pipes up to 12,000 mm long and up to 1,000 mm in diameter.
High-precision dome processing with mScan® technology
In addition to plate and pipe processing, it is also possible to apply contours and bevels to domes Thus, on a special dome cutting table, which was installed at one end of the plant, the processing of bottoms up to 4,500 mm in diameter is possible. MicroSteps mScan® technology ensures unparalleled precision in dome processing: the surface of the dome is determined in advance using a laser scanner. Height and diameter of the dome, curvature radius and corner radius are detected. . The geometric data is imported into the mScan® software, the system compensates for production-related deviations from the ideal contour, corrects the parameters using the 3D scan and sets the cutting paths with the appropriate precision.
Subsequent bevel processing with ABP® technology
Another component of the CombiCut version at Caldererías Indalícas SL is MicroStep's ABP® (Additional Beveling Process) technology: this system was developed to enable subsequent beveling on a cutting machine for weld edge preparation. Using the multifunction laser scanner integrated on the gantry, components that have already been cut are scanned and flexible chamfers are applied. This eliminates costly material handling on an additional (robot) workstation. Thus, even with higher material thicknesses, weld edge preparations can be applied subsequently and material can be saved.