Project Description

The PipeCut series

A CNC tube and profile cutting system, which was developed for the machining of tubes with large diameters and lengths. The machine is modular and can therefore execute different sizes. The special design of the system allows a wide range of applications such as cuts with or without bevel, cut-outs of different shapes like pipe connections and plug in systems and various welding preparation and course markings. The PipeCut series can also be equipped with automatic loading and unloading devices.

MicroStepSA_49

3D Tube and profile processing of up to 3,000 mm Ø thanks to a cantilever construction

Due to the cantilever construction of the PipeCut series, pipes and profiles can be machined up to a diameter of 3.000 mm.

• Can be equipped with up to 5 slide rests
3D plasma for fast and efficient cuts
3D oxyfuel for thick-walled profiles
• rotation and positioning

MicroStepSA_54

Profile formats with unit weights of up to 24t

Depending on the design of the tube holder and the tube support beams the PipeCut series allows the machining of tubes and all common profile shapes such as square, IPE , HEB , etc. The individual options provide a relief in the production process with high operational reliability.

MicroStepSA_52

Easy loading and unloading thanks to intelligent pipe receiving

Especially for large and heavy profiles, the cutting boom can be moved into the park position and thus provides a simple, smooth and above all safe loading and unloading process. This process can be automated if desired.

MicroStepSA_51

Powerful suction at the intake tube and the cutting head

The MicroStep® extraction concept on the jaw chuck and a suction bell directly on the cutting head provides for residue-free extraction even with larger profiles:

Advantages:

• Reduced dust adhesion to the work piece
• increased service life of the cutting system
• minimized pollution through welding fumes for employees

MicroStepSA_10

Fully automated loading and unloading

Fully automated loading and unloading
• Automatic withdrawal of the correct profile from the material storage
• Fully automatic loading of the jaw chuck
• Ejects the finished profile after completion of the cutting operation
• Removal of the finished profile

Options

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

The cutting process in the production line is generally the most important. Irregularities on components and precision losses can inevitably be transferred to the next processing steps. Through the use of high quality components MicroStep®-cutting systems offer a high dimensional accuracy and precision of cut contours and components.

Scanning, Reading

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.

Technical Data

Measurements

Length of the Cutting Area* – up to 18.000 mm
Width of the Cutting Area* – 30 up to 1.500 mm
The entire Cutting Area is completely workable with all tools.

Tools

Amount of Tools – 2
Possible Cutting Processes Plasma, Oxyfuel
Possible amount of Bevel Cutting Heads = 1
Max Material Thickness for Plasma – according to power source
Max Material Thickness for Oxyfuel – 60 mm

Precision

Positioning Speed – up to 35.000 mm/min.
Positioning Accuracy – according to DIN 28206 / ≤ 0,10 mm/m
X-, Y-Axis – dual driven guides via helical rack and pinion
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 –  operation either on gantry or boom

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.

mpmproduction-managementMicroStep mCAM

mCAM is a CAM software that has been developed for an advanced and automated 3D production with machines of different technologies (plasma, oxyfuel, water jet and laser) of MicroStep.

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.