Scanning and Reading

Our scanning and reading systems are designed to handle a wide range of materials, including documents, barcodes, QR codes, and more. With our advanced scanning technology, we ensure fast and precise data capture, even in high-volume scanning environments. Whether you need to scan and read documents for record-keeping, or capture barcode data for inventory management, our systems provide exceptional performance and reliability.

At MicroStep South Africa, we understand the importance of efficiency and productivity. Our scanning and reading technology is equipped with high-speed scanning capabilities and advanced image processing algorithms, allowing for quick and accurate data extraction. Our intuitive software interfaces enable easy configuration and customization, ensuring seamless integration into your existing workflows.

We take pride in our comprehensive customer support and training services. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing assistance, training, and troubleshooting to ensure smooth operation and optimal performance. We are committed to helping you maximize the potential of our scanning and reading technology, enhancing your data capture processes and improving productivity.

Bar code scanning

With provided barcodes semi-finished products can be read automatically by hand or using a scanner. The captured information such as material type, material thickness, size, charge, melting point or where appropriate the form of a residual table, can all be taken from the machine controller and used in the connection to create a suitable cutting plan.

Scanning and Reading: Scanning of contours and holes

Scanning of contours and holes

Holes, contours and even ready-cut parts can be read by a laser scanning unit and then further processed. Components whose thickness (usually > 60 mm) no longer permit chamfering can be retrofitted with precise weld preparations.

Sheet metal position determination

With a positioning laser the cutting system accurately detects the edges and the direction of the metal sheet and aligns the nested cutting plan accordingly. This feature relieves the operator and reduces set-up times, as metal sheets don’t have to be setup exactly.

Scanning and Reading: Sheet metal position determination

Surface scan on pipes, profiles and dished ends

No pipe or dished end is equal within a batch. Therefore, the processing of semi-finished products requires an intelligent cutting system that factors in the differences between the pipes, profiles and dished ends that are to be processed.

To eliminate any deviations, MicroStep® cutting systems start a series of measurements. These metrics are calculated at the controller and are integrated into the cutting plan. The system responds intelligently and incorporates any deviations and ensures that especially in larger production cycles, the highest quality is maintained.

Even in special cases the data plays a crucial role because often there can be deviations from the actual dimensions of the semi-finished products. Even if it is only a slight deviation.

MicroStep scanning  and reading solutions :


The WaterCut series

The WaterCut is a solid and very precise CNC guiding machine in gantry construction, especially developed for continuous use in waterjet cutting (with or without abrasive).



EasyCut is a robust and precise CNC cutting machine designed for multiple-shift heavy-duty oxyfuel and plasma cutting.



Multi-purpose cutting machine allowing to integrate wide palette of additional accessories.



Machine designed for fully automated cutting especially oxyfuel cutting in combination with plasma cutting.



ProfileCut machine offers a comprehensive solution for steel structure production. It incorporates various cutting zones, including a dedicated area for structural profiles, and employs a laser scanner to ensure precise cutting based on the profile's actual shape.



AquaCut is a high-precision CNC cutting machine designed for processing of a wide variety of materials including those that cannot be subject to thermal or mechanical stresses.