Project Description

The ProfileCut series.

tailor-made for precise and efficient processing of profiles of any kind

In addition to the processing area on the ProfileCut the system can be equipped with a cutting table for sheet metal processing. This allows for both profiles and beams and plates. This will give your production the flexibility and saves the purchase of a further cutting or drilling machine. The possibility of the ProfileCut series to fully automate makes it interesting for mass production as well as for manufacturing with smaller batches.

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3D profile & beam processing of up to 1,000 mm in height and 12 meters in length

Through the generous work surface profiles can be easily edited up to 1,000 mm in height and 12,000 mm in length. In addition to common carrier forms such as I, H , U, L, T, round tubes or square profiles can also be edited.

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Full flexibility thanks to 120 ° bevel cutting

The new 120 ° rotator allows for full editing of profiles without an additional axis of rotation in the editing area. Therefore I, H , U, L, T – profiles and beams are fully customizable and can also be separated.

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Laser scanner for precise determination of the shape and position

With the help of the standard laser scanner, the ProfileCut determines the exact position and shape of a profile. Material deviations from the ideal shape are detected automatically and efficiently.

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Integration of technologies

The ProfileCut series can be flexibly adapted to your production need. The system can be equipped with a drilling support for the precise placement of holes, cuts and threads. Labelling technologies for the identification of final support sections can also be integrated.

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Fully Automated Beam Processing

For maximum productivity, the machining process can be fully automated .

• feeding of the to be machined profile
• determination of position and compensation for any differences in the shape with a laser scanner
• Fast and precise cutting of profiles
• Automatic discharge of the finished pieces
• Seamless access to inventory management, and the Micro Step Production Management – MPM

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.

Bevel Cutting

The perfect setting of a cutting tool is precise bevel cutting. The patented MicroStep® ACTG measures calibration inaccuracies and discrepancies in the burner geometry and corrects them.

The Micro Step R5 Rotator is a five -axis bevel unit, which has been specially designed for 3D processing of flat material , pipes, profiles and dished ends . The rotator is mounted on a rigid design of a Z -axis support on the gantry of flame cutting equipment. Through a spiral bevel ring gear a highly precise and silent movement is created.

The Micro Step R5 Rotator is a five -axis bevel unit, which has been specially designed for 3D processing of flat material , pipes, profiles and dished ends . The rotator is mounted on a rigid design of a Z -axis support on the gantry of flame cutting equipment. Through a spiral bevel ring gear a highly precise and silent movement is created.

Drilling, Tapping, Countersinking

Precision drilled and cut parts with just one machine – compliment your cutting plans with the fully automatic drilling system of MicroStep® developed precisely to ensure all steps. These include tool changes and optional measurement and calibration of the tool. Drilling up to 30 mm Ø, threads up to M20.

Precision drilled and cut parts with just one machine – compliment your cutting plans with the fully automatic drilling system of MicroStep® developed precisely to ensure all steps. These include tool changes and optional measurement and calibration of the tool. Drilling up to 40 mm Ø, threads up to M24.

Precision drilled and cut parts with just one machine – compliment your cutting plans with the fully automatic drilling system of MicroStep® developed precisely to ensure all steps. These include tool changes and optional measurement and calibration of the tool. Drilling up to 40 mm Ø, threads up to M33.

The fully automatic controlled 6 – tool magazine is co-moving, and is located directly on the side of the machine gantry. This allows very fast tool changes with minimal distances.

High capacity and optimum protection for your tool. The fully automatic sealable 8 -station tool magazine is located at the end of the cutting table. After a quick tool change, the magazine closes again automatically and protects the tool from dirt and damage.

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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.

By using a non-contact unit for ink jet marking, placed plates of up to 20,000 mm / min can be labelled. Alphanumeric characters, graphics and bar codes can be applied in a high resolution. Due to the technology used, innovation can be applied to various materials without damaging the surface. The low ink consumption and virtually wear -free technology, compared to other marking, will help to reduce your operating costs.

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 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.

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 safety enclosure can be used universally for all technologies and ensures complete protection for employees whilst the cutting process is on the go.

Technical Data

Measurements

Length of the Cutting Area* – 1.500 up to 50.000 mm
Width of the Cutting Area* – 1.500 up to 8.000 mm
The entire Cutting Area is completely workable with all tools.

Tools

Amount of Tools – 6 (8 Oxyfuel)
Possible Cutting Processes Plasma, Oxyfuel
Max Material Thickness for Plasma – according to power source
Max Material Thickness for Oxyfuel – 300 mm

 

Precision

Positioning Speed – 30.000 mm/min.
Positioning Accuracy – according to DIN 28206 / ≤ 0,06 mm/m
X-, Y-Axis – both sides and 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 –  2 LCD panels 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.

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

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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.