With the software mpm® (MicroStep Production Management) together with access to sheet metal shelf storage, an equipped cutting plant can transmit the command to outsource the metal plate required. A crane with magnetic or vacuum lifter picks up the plate and delivers it to the respective cutting table.
It automatically measures the cutting machine position and direction in which the sheet metal panel must be positioned and then allows for the execution of the cutting to begin.
Once the cut is completed, the crane clears the cut metal sheet and transports it in a clearing away zone. Here employees can then take care of the sorting of components.
If an adequate overhead crane is not available, the entire loading and unloading of the cutting system can also be done via automated conveyor tables. For this purpose the metal sheet is only stored in a loading zone. The feeding table then transports the sheet into the cutting region. When the cut is finished the sheet is automatically transported to where the finished parts can be conveyed and then removed and sorted.