Project Description

The OxyCut series

A powerful and reliable CNC cutting machine that was developed primarily for oxy-fuel cutting but can also be used in a plasma – oxyfuel combination. The machine is equipped with a highly advanced gas control system with automatic parameter settings. Optionally this facility can also be configured with linear guides. In this case, the machine name changes to Plasmacut.  Both versions can be equipped with a pipe cutter up to Ø1000mm.

MicroStepSA_19

The ideal system for accurate and cost effective oxyfuel cutting

• Robust, simple and maintenance- friendly design
• Designed for sections of up to 300 mm
• Optionally can be equipped with linear guides and plasma technology
• Existing cutting tables can be integrated

MicroStepSA_18

Functional design based on S49 milled rails

Milled rails offer a base for precise cuts with oxyfuel technology.

• Indestructible even under severe cutting operations
• The functional solution for the oxyfuel cut
• Durable, robust and low maintenance

MicroStepSA_17

Economic cuts with oxyfuel up to 300 mm

The automated oxy-fuel solution by MicroStep® ensures a high dimensional stability and high quality of the cut work pieces.

• Automatic control of gas pressures, with adaptation to the material thickness
• Control of preheating and piercing cycles
• Consistent quality – regardless of the experience level of the operatorsoftware

MicroStepSA_16

Can be combined with a CCD scanning system for reading of templates

• Fully Automatic reading of templates and already cut contours
• Scanned forms are transferred directly to the iMSNC® control
• Ideal for the reproduction of parts without digital drawings (repairs)
• Detachable mounting

MicroStepSA_32

2D Tube and profile processing up to 1,000 mm Ø in the integrated discharge tube

• Flexible addition to the product range through pipe parts
• Substantial time saving when programming with intuitive software solutions
• Excellent precision and dimensional stability reduces post-production costs
• Easy loading and unloading thanks to the ergonomic park position of the gantry
• If necessary, the shaft can be covered with frame elements and be fully used as a cutting table

High reliability even in three-shift productions

Micro Step systems are designed for a long service life even under hard environmental conditions. This is supported by well-planned servicing of the machine. High reliability of the machines is a top priority for Microstep as it ensures stable production processes.

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iMSNC® Intelligent Control

In addition to the externally positioned control console with ergonomic 17 “touch screen display, the system has additional consoles on the gantry. This allows for the operator to easily interrupt a cutting program, do the installation process manually, import a new sheet metal panel or quickly perform a manual cut.

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Intuitive and easy to use

So that you can concentrate on your products, our innovative software offers solutions, intuitively implementing drawings and cutting plans into finished components.

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Remote Diagnostics

Allowing you quick and easy access via an Internet connection.

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Training & Professional Support

We know that our cutting machines are the first in the production chain. Therefore, in order to guarantee the highest possible system availability, we offer a reliable support network.

Options

MicroStep’s modular design concept is optimally adapted to your production needs

The MG series can be configured with virtually any technology, thus forming the robust all-rounder from the MicroStep® home .

2D Cutting

The excellent cutting quality and dimensional accuracy of our 2D cutting systems reduces the post-processing of finished parts to a minimum.

Oxyfuel ensures efficient and angular cuts into thick materials. On a system with a plasma source, oxyfuel is the perfect addition to cutting costs in a thicker material region.

Pipe and Profile Processing

The optimal solution for the efficient and clean cutting of pipes up to 300 mm Ø

The optimal solution for the efficient and clean cutting of pipes up to 500 mm Ø

The optimal solution for the efficient and clean cutting of pipes up to 700 mm Ø

The optimal solution for the efficient and clean cutting of pipes up to 1000 mm Ø

Marking and Labelling

The inkjet marking unit with a nozzle suitable for single-line marking and labelling tasks. The size of the printed dots is about 3 mm.

The needle marker uses a high- performance needle and penetrates the material to be marked up to 2.0 mm. Driven by Micro Step iMSNC® machine control it works the cutting job into the nested cutting plan automatically. We do not recommend the use of oily or rusty materials. The feed is based on the use of a high needle markers of up to 2,000.

Scanning, Reading

The CCD scanning system is ideally suited to determine already cut or drilled forms on a metal sheet. The scanned contours are taken from the iMSNC® machine control directly in the cutting plan.

The barcode scanning unit automatically reads the material lying on the cutting table, as long as they are provided with a bar code. In connection with the MicroStep® production management “MPM” it forms the base for automated plasma cutting. Retrieving material information (material thickness, quality, format, batch, etc.), as well as automatic nesting of outstanding cutting.

Automation

Micro Step cutting machines can be equipped with automatic lubrication devices. All important points are thus automatically lubricated and assist the operator in the maintenance of the cutting system. By pressing a button the lubrication is performed and upon completion the user is informed.

The interface communicates with the existing runways and reports a locked facility or a clear work area on the flame cutting table. The flame cutting table is digitally divided into different zones. The system detects whether a crane is in the table area and thus locks the machine or recognizes that the machine is in the section to be travelled by the crane and therefore blocks the crane. The operator is notified of the situation on the control panel. This module can only functionally operate if it has been arranged for with the crane rail manufacturers.

MicroStep infoMessage® immediately informs you via SMS when your cutting machine stops during the processing of a cutting plan – no matter where you are. This allows you a fast and targeted intervention and the cutting plan can be recorded again. This saves on expensive machine downtime and increases the efficiency of your cutting system.

Safety

The MicroStep® light barrier secures the area around your system before the entry of people during the cutting operation. The light barrier may either give off an alerting beep or the cutting process can be stopped. This is particularly recommended for systems with high cutting speeds in the X direction.

Technical Data

Measurements

Length of the Cutting Area* – 1.500 up to 30.000 mm
Width of the Cutting Area* – 1.500 up to 4.000 mm
The entire Cutting Area is completely workable with all tools.

Tools

Amount of Tools – 4 (6 Oxyfuel)
Possible Cutting Processes Plasma, Oxyfuel
Max Material Thickness for Plasma – according to power source
Max Material Thickness for Oxyfuel – 200 mm

Precision

Positioning Speed – up to 29.000 mm/min.
Positioning Accuracy – according to DIN 28206 / ≤ 0,15 mm/m
X-, Y-Axis – both sides via axle, driven via helical teeth
Z-Axis – ball screw
Version of Gantry – steel gantry

Control Unit and Software

Control – iMSNC®
Main Control Panel – ergonomic 17” Touchscreen
Software Package – Windows 8.1™ 64-bit PRO
Additional Controls –  1 LCD panel on the gantry

Software

MicroStep® has its own software specifically designed for cutting

MicroStep® software solutions assist you so that you can concentrate on your production. Drawings and cutting plans are intuitively put into finished components. A part of the product range also includes automation solutions to organize your entire cutting process.

asperwin-basicAsperWin Basic

The Micro Step 2D CAM software AsperWin allows easy and intuitive creation of cutting plans for your facility.

asperwin-basicAsperWin Nesting

“AsperWin Nest” fully automatizes your cutting plans, thus achieving the optimum utilization of material. The items can be sorted and easily managed according to criteria such as material, material thickness and order numbers.

mpmproduction-managementMPM® Production Management

A powerful production management software for coordination, management and monitoring of your cutting process. From the management of cutting jobs, their automatic nesting, to cutting plans and up to detailed reports and costings.

Control

The iMSNC® machine control handles even the most complex cutting tasks

The iMSNC control from Micro Step is one of the most advanced control systems for CNC cutting machines. It was developed to simplify and to reliably and effectively implement interface cutting plans for a modern user interface.

 MicroStep iMSNC® Control Unit

Handles even the most important performances at a glance:

– 17 “Touch-screen

– Efficient management of tool data

– Very short programming times

– Fast data transfer

– Flexible and fast

– Simplified representation

– Advanced cutting simulation for greater process reliability

– Intuitive input help with animated elements

The intelligent solution for cross-technology interface

The system consists of a single control panel with a TFT touch screen monitor and a control panel with a LCD display on the portal bridge. In order to achieve maximum efficiency and flexibility for our machines, the ergonomic control panel offers the option to run current cutting processes parallel with inter leading new cutting programs and to generate more NC codes. Since the iMSNC control system and all CAM software solutions are designed by us, the software with its versatile modules can be customized individually to your production requirements. Being tuned into the technology parameters database, a consistently high cutting quality even with different conditions is enabled. In order to optimize the production process the iMSNC control comes standard with a number of efficient evaluation tools. The necessary overview of current cutting jobs, cutting time, cost calculations or machine utilization is thus made easier.