OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MG-PRS 15501.35 CNC-PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM
Plasma cutting system for 3D processing of sheets and domes
The system configuration of the MG series at GEA Production Kitzingen was designed for precise and flexible 3D processing of plates and domes. The MicroStep R5 rotator was integrated – the endless rotating tool is used to perform precise and reliable cutting tasks for bevel processing, for example for weld edge preparation up to 45° on flat material. The plasma source is a HiFocus 360i neo from Kjellberg with automatic gas console and Contour-Cut Speed technology, the filter system is a suction system type ZPF 9H from Teka with an additional spark pre-separator TK-FVS 7000 - 12000. The fully automatic, patented ACTG® calibration unit ensures the exact repeatability of the work steps. A scanner calibration station was also installed for calibration during dome processing.
3D plate processing on a working area of 12,000 x 3,500 mm
Part of the MG cutting system at GEA is a CNC oxyfuel cutting table with energy-saving sectional extraction for processing flat material. The working area is 12,000 x 3,500 mm for large-sized sheets.
3D dome processing with a diameter up to 3,500 mm
A dome table is integrated as a further element of the multifunctional system. On this table, precise holes and contours with bevels can be applied to domes with a diameter of up to 3,500 mm using the plasma rotator.
Precise detection and dome processing with MicroStep mScan® technology
For the high-precision processing of domes, GEA Prodction Kitzingen relies on the mScan technology from MicroStep. A laser scanner was integrated in the MG plasma cutting system, which determines the surface of the dome. The dome height, dome diameter, curvature radius and corner radius are detected. The geometric data are imported in the mScan software, the system compensates the production-related deviations from the ideal contour, corrects the parameters based on the 3D scan and sets the cutting paths accordingly. The use of this technology thus leads to a significant improvement in the cutting quality when processing the workpieces.
Comprehensive software package for controlling and monitoring production processes
In addition to the unique mScan® software, GEA's equipment includes a comprehensive software package that enables simple, intuitive operation of the technologies and also allows monitoring of the production processes. Among other things, this allows the machine data to be evaluated. The tool can also be used to provide information on the total running time, total cutting length, cutting times, cutting costs or even the utilization of wear parts.