Every metal fabricator is different and their unique shop needs vary significantly. Some metal fabricators are fabricating thin sheets or carefully crafting intricate works of art but others are more industrial and working with heavier metal sheets. Machitech Automation carries a line of CNC plasma cutting systems with models to meet any needs and the Platinum Cut model is specifically designed to meet heavy plate cutting needs. Machitech Automation had the steel industry in mind when it created the Platinum Cut. Frequently, shipyards, plate processing facilities and structural steel fabricators need to work with heavy metal plates but an entry-level CNC plasma cutting system will not get the job done – the Platinum Cut will.
The Platinum Cut by Machitech Automation is a bridge and rail system that produces exceptional accuracy and cut quality and is ideal for processing large metal sheets. The bridge and rail system is a modular design that allows you to expand your cutting table in the future, should the need arise. The Platinum Cut is available in a variety of standard sizes, including: 10′ X 20′, 10′ X 40′, 10′ X 60′, 10′ X 80′, 15′ X 20′, 15′ X 40′, 15′ X 60′, 15′ X 80′, 20′ X 20′, 20′ X 40′, 20′ X 60′. It is capable of a cutting speed from 0 to 500 IPM, related to the process and plasma power source. It’s maximum traverse speed is 800 IPM with a positioning accuracy of 0.001’’ and repeatability of 0.003’’. It can be configured as a waterbed with raise/lower system or as a zoned downdraft with removable trays with CAD fabrication drawings supplies.
The gantry is 12’’ x 12’’ fully machined steel. The clearance under the gantry is 12 ¾’’ with Helical Agma 10 rack and pinions. It has 1.5’’ linear bearings on machined surfaces and the cables and hoses are protected by the structure. The rails are machined 30lb crane rails that are floor mounted with 1’’ Agma 10 gear rack. Additionally, the Platinum Cut has optional 1.25’’ inverted rails with 2’’ linear bearings on machined surfaces and inverted highly accurate 1.25’’ helical Agma 10 rack. The motors are dual side drive Bosch Rexroth A/C Servo motors with digital Sercos III drive controller. It comes with a pneumatic pinion engagement with linear bearings and ultra-precision helical planetary gearboxes for the smoothest motion. The CNC controller is an Edge Pro CNC controller which is Windows-based. It comes with a 15’’ glass touch screen and 2 USB port and network connection and up to 1GB memory. The Platinum Cut CNC controller also has Phoenix software and Part Program Support (PPS), along with remote help, auto gas support, DXF import, shape nesting and a 2 year warranty.
The Platinum Cut is designed for heavy plate cutting and has a maximum table capacity of 8’’ material thickness. The power source is a Hypertherm HPR 103XD to 800XD and the system comes with Machitech automatic torch height control which uses arc voltage sampling to follow variations in material. The ATHC has a laser pointer integrated for plate alignment and magnetic torch breakaway syste that is used to pause the machine in case of collision. The suggested nesting software we recommend to clients is Hypertherm Cam Solutions ProNest. Finally, there are many options available including “Full Suite” technology by Hypertherm, “True Hole” technology by Hypertherm, a dust collection system, electronic raise/lower system for waterbed, full contour beveling, ink jet or dot peen marker, Oxy/fuel automatic torch ignition, Oxy/fuel torch (anti-collision and quick change magnet system), pneumatic scribe, removable trays for easy clean out (waterbed or downdraft), security system (pull cord, light curtain). If you need a CNC plasma cutting system designed for heavy plate cutting, the Platinum Cut is the right fit for you.