CombiCut workpieces can be used in several industries such as steel construction, offshore, shipbuilding industry, machine -and crane construction, road- and water construction, special 3D-pieces.
The graphical software is used to prepare the production and to generate the final program. The user-friendly software makes sure that the manipulation is easy and quick.
Starting from 3D CAD data, a virtual representation of the robot environment can be created. Trajectories can be created (semi) automatically or manually on the 3D drawing. After creating the trajectory, a program is made and will be sent to the robot. Importing a 3D drawing and generating the Robot program happens in a minimum of time.
Torch height control via Arc voltage with Sampeling.
During the cutting process, the THC unit measures the Arc Voltage and adjusts the Z-axis motor to maintain a constant distance from the sheet for optimum cutting results.Traditional automatic torch height controls require operators to periodically adjust arc voltage to ensure proper cut height.
Using HACO'S Techniques, the Plasma controller samples arc voltage andautomatically adjust arc voltage for proper torch height over the life of the consumables without requiring operator input.
One or more oxy-fuel torches can be mounted to the machine portal (mechanically connected with main carrier or individual motorized).
Each oxy-fuel torch carrier has an automatic flame ignition for the torch, as well as an integrated capacitive sensor that controls the Z-axis movement (by brushless AC Servo motor) for correct setting of the cutting height.
The Operator only has to select the plate thickness. Preheat time, cutting speed and gas selection is automatically set by the CNC. The required gas pressure is automatically set, and adjusted by the proportional gas valves.
Specific Robot Operations
Mathieu Streel: "Our core business is to sell and repair John Deere tractors. Outside the harvest season, we design tractor parts. With the arrival of our new CNC plasma cutting machine, we want to revalue this sideline."
"Until now we’ve cut metal with our optical cutting machine. For twenty years we cut manually with a cutter with an optical eye. We cut up to eight millimeters thick. The precision is incomparable to our new plasma cutting machine. With the Combicut we’ll especially win a lot of precious time. Time is money," says Mathieu Streels.
"For twenty years we’ve been designing tractor parts," Harry goes on. "Grippers, flanges, couplers... We design, cut and weld them here to size at SWA. These are activities farmers simply are unable to do. They even come from France to let us do this. We carry out the ideas of our customers. For example a gripper specially designed to work in the woods."
"In our search for a solution to optimize this business and to become more productive, we decided with HACO. From our first visit to their demo center in Ardooie we had a clear picture of how the Combicut works. Immediately it became clear that the CNC controller and operation software Haco develops belongs to the most user friendly and complete systems on the market. After thirty minutes we were already cutting our first production pieces."
"Our plasma cutting machine is also the largest in the region, a benefit that counts. I think this Combicut will prove SWA many services. I think we’ve added an extra dimension to our John Deere activities," concludes Mathieu.