The HACO RAPTOR base, consists of welded profiles over the entire length which result in an extremely rugged machine frame. The gantry of the machine rests on oversized linear guides, mounted on the welded profiles, and is driven by two brushless AC Servo motors with rack-and-pinion system (double X-axis drive).
Perfect parallel movement
The correct positioning is assured by high-resolution encoders, directly mounted on the motors. The synchronised system of the two motors assures perfect parallel movement of the gantry over the linear guides. Cutting Table: dry sectionized downdraft or water table is separately from the rails.
Automatic height positioning
The RAPTOR's gantry can accommodate multiple stations such as plasma and/or oxy torches. Included is a Torch Height Control (PTHC) unit, monitoring the Z-axis (by brushless AC Servo motor) for the automatic height positioning of the torch during the cutting process.
During the cutting process, the PTHC unit measures the Arc Voltage and adjusts the Z-axis height to maintain a constant distance from the sheet for optimum cutting results.
Correct cutting height
Each oxy-fuel torch carrier has an automatic flame ignition for the torch, as well as an integrated capacitive sensor "Hypertherm OHC" that controls the Z-axis movement (by brushless AC Servo motor ) for correct setting of the cutting height.