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ABP: Plasma/oxyfuel weld edge preparation on pre-cut parts
2nd October 2013

Make additional weld edge preparations on your already cut parts and use your plasma source to the max!

Since the introduction of their plasma rotator, MicroStep have been making continuous development in the field of bevel cutting technology – improvements of the mechanics and motion control went hand in hand with the development of plasma sources and implementation of the latest plasma cutting technologies, which resulted in the unique features of the current version:

  • Endless tool rotation with a fixed tool centre point
  • Arc voltage height control during cutting (ATHC)
  • ITH torch holder with a slip-back function and an advanced sensor system for material position detection
  • Self-teaching auto-calibration system of tool geometry (ACTG) which significantly improves long-term accuracy and reduces the maintenance time
  • Initial height sensing via electric contact in the plasma torch
  • Adaptive bevel compensation (ABC)

Now MicroStep has introduced their latest innovation – the Additional Beveling Process (ABP) which enables the creation of bevels on vertically pre-cut parts.

After loading your original 2D part drawing into AsperWin®, the user simply defines the desired bevels and the system will generate a cutting plan for the ABP. To find the exact location and position of the straight-cut part on the cutting table, the machine uses a laser line ABP scanner. During scanning, it compares the idea shape (drawing) and the real contour of the part, and after verification of the starting point, it will cut the additional bevels. To ensure the accuracy of the system in long-term use, the ACTG station is used for scanner calibration as well.