OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM MG:
Plasma cutting system for bevel cutting up to 50° and with two oxyfuel torches for parallel cutting operation
The track construction machine manufacturer Matisa opted for a complex and extremely versatile version of the MG series, which was specially developed for durable, precise as well as process-safe results and the requirements of the industry. The MicroStep plasma rotator was integrated, which enables 3D bevel cutting up to 50° for weld seam preparation, for example. The patented, automatic ACTG® calibration unit ensures consistently high-precision results. As a plasma power source, a HiFocus 280i neo from Kjellberg with automatic gas console and Contour Cut Speed technology is connected. Two oxyfuel torches have been integrated for processing higher material thicknesses.
Robust and precise gantry cutting machine with a working area of 10,000 x 2,000 mm
The MG is a robust and precise CNC guiding machine. Matisa relies on a system configuration with a working area of 10,000 x 2,000 mm. A belt conveyor table from Beuting was integrated in the gantry cutting system with its guide rails. The system, with a partially integrated extraction channel on one side for efficient extraction, contains a water basin under the table through which two conveyor belts are fed endlessly. The water basin collects slag and accumulated small parts, which are then discharged from the foot of the cutting table on a conveyor.
Fully automatic drilling spindle for drilling up to 40 mm diameter and tapping up to M30
By using a fully automatic drilling spindle, Matisa can apply drill holes, taps and countersinks to components. The drilling support used allows drill holes up to 40 mm in diameter and threads up to M30.
The RSV 30-500 pipe cutting device for processing pipes and profiles | Precise cutting results for profiles with the latest technology from MicroStep
In addition to sheet processing, the flexible cutting solution also enables pipe and profile processing. A pipe cutting device has been integrated in the system, with which pipes up to 500 mm in diameter and a length of up to 6,000 mm can be precisely processed. The company achieves high-precision results in profile processing by using innovative technology from MicroStep. The pipe cutting device rotates the profile into position, and a laser scanner installed on the gantry records the surface geometry in the cutting area of the workpiece. The 3D CAM software mCAM® compensates for the production-related deviations from the ideal contour, corrects the parameters based on the 3D scan and sets the cutting paths accordingly, resulting in a significant improvement in the cutting quality.
ABP® technology: Subsequent weld seam preparation on already cut components
The track construction machine manufacturer opted for MicroStep's ABP® technology (Additional Beveling Process): This system was developed to enable subsequent beveling for weld seam preparation on a cutting system. Using a multifunction laser scanner integrated in the gantry, already cut components are scanned and flexible bevels are applied. This also enables subsequent weld seam preparations for thicker materials.
More precise and faster hole cutting with PowerHole® technology
Cutting holes in flat material is one of the frequently required cutting applications with plasma technology. Especially screw holes have to be cylindrical. The physically-caused angular deviation of the plasma arc makes this difficult and often requires rework or the additional use of a drilling unit. Therefore, MicroStep has developed the PowerHole® technology, which compensates and minimizes the angular deviations by appropriate parameter settings combined with tilting of the plasma torch during hole cutting. PowerHole® not only significantly increases the cylindricity of holes, but also the speed during the cutting process.
Acceleration of the cutting speed thanks to "Smart Z Movement"
The MicroStep "Smart Z Movement" function enables Matisa to significantly speed up cutting processes without sacrificing cutting quality. The solution ensures that the traversing height of the plasma torch is optimized and generates additional time savings through simultaneous, laser-like movement sequences.