MasterCut / MC Compact Pipe Cutting Machines

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MasterCut / MC Compact

Mastercut and MC Compact: versatile and reliable plasma cutting machines, with the ability for oxyfuel cutting and designed for optimal price-performance.

MasterCut

A versatile and reliable gantry plasma CNC cutting machine which can be applied throughout the industry, reaching from small workshops to big factories. Designed for plasma or oxyfuel precision metal cutting applications, including pipe cutting, profile / elbow cutting and marking, with optimal price-performance.

More information on the MasterCut machine can be found here.

MasterCut Compact

A compact version of the MasterCut CNC plasma machine - for middle-sized enterprises and heavy metal-working industries.
A dynamic CNC cutting equipment designed for fully automated cutting, especially oxyfuel cutting in combination with plasma cutting.

More information on the MasterCut Compact machine can be found here.

Technical Parameters *

 

Working length

3,000 - 30,000 mm

Working width

1,500 - 4,000 mm

Max. number of tool stations

6

Max. thickness of material cut by oxyfuel

150 mm (optionally 200 mm)

Positioning speed

up to 25 m/min

Control system

MicroStep iMSNC®

Type of guides (X direction)

rails (optionally linear guidelines)

Type of guides (Y direction)

linear guidelines

* depends on exact machine specification (variations available).

Dimensions

The below dimensions are the maximum sizes for each machine. Different laser powers may result in a more compact foot print than stated below.

Max. Work Area - 30000mm x 4000mm

CCD Camera*

Video standard

CCIR
System black/white
Input sensor

Sony super HAD

Signal processing DSP digital
Horizontal resolution

380 TVL

Light sensitivity

0,1 at F 1,2

* Optional accessory

RSV 500*

Min. diameter of tube 30 mm
Max. diameter of tube

500 mm

Max. length of tube 12000 mm
Max. weight of tube 2000 kg
Clamping

three points chuck

Max. moment from tube unbalance

1100 Nm

Min. width of channel

880 mm

 * Optional accessory

RSV 1000*

Min. diameter of tube 30 mm
Max. diameter of tube

700 mm / 1000 mm in lowered channel

Max. length of tube 12000 mm with Ø up to 700 mm
2500 mm with Ø up to 1000 mm
Max. weight of tube 5000 kg with Ø up to 700 mm
Clamping

three points chuck

Max. moment from tube unbalance

1600 Nm

Min. width of channel

1200 mm

 * Optional accessory

RSV 300*

Min. diameter of tube 30 mm
Max. diameter of tube

300 mm *

Max. length of tube 6000 mm
Max. weight of tube 345 kg
Clamping

three points chuck

Max. moment from tube unbalance

180 Nm

Min. width of channel

500 mm

 * Optional accessory

RSV 700*

Min. diameter of tube 30 mm
Max. diameter of tube

700 mm

Max. length of tube 12000 mm with Ø up to 700x25 mm
10000 mm with Ø up to 700x30 mm
12000 mm with Ø up to 590x30 mm
Max. weight of tube 5000 kg
Clamping

three points chuck

Max. moment from tube unbalance

1600 Nm

Min. width of channel

1200 mm

 * Optional accessory

MasterCut and MC Compact machines offer:

  • A versatile and reliable gantry machine that is characterised by its optimal price/performance ratio.
  • Very good cutting quality as a result of the dual-side synchronised drive system (on the longitude axis).
  • Several machine variations available, tailored to suit your specific requirements.
  • A wide range of optional accessories are available to offer you a combination of technologies.
  • Precision cutting with high-definition plasma sources, as well as standard air plasma sources.
  • Simultaneous oxyfuel cutting with 6 torches to help maximise your productivity.
  • Efficient and user-friendly PC-based CNC control system iMSNC®
  • Integrated remote diagnositcs utilities.
  • Designed to meet comprehensive safety and environmental standard.
  • Advanced height control for plasma cutting, based on proprietary adaptive algorithms backed by a ball-screw actuated Z axis.
The following accessories are available:

MasterCut and MC Compact

  • RSV 300: dedicated for clamping and turning of pipes and profiles. Together with a plasma rotator, advanced software modules and libraries from MicroStep the RSV 300 offers the full range of pipe based applications.
  • CCD camera: can be attached to a tool station (e.g. plasma) or mounted on a separate tool station. It is used for:
    • scanning of the shape of template for conversion into DXF
    • scanning of holes on plate for positioning.
  • Automatic plate alignment: A laser sensor is used to scan the plate edges for automatic alignment of the plate using a co-ordinate system. This option supports a 3 point or 5 point detection, whereby the 5 point detection also verifies the plate size.
  • MicroPunch: MicroPunch marking unit is designed for fast marking of several types of materials –sheets, tubes, profiles - with differently machined surfaces. The material can range from plastics to hardened steel.
  • Inkjet Writer: 1, 7, 16 or 32 – nozzles Inkjet Writer is standard marking system, which was designed for multi-purpose application in industrial environment for marking of spongy and non-spongy surfaces with variable height of letters from 3 to 124 mm. The system marks various products by logos, bar codes, information on minimal duration, charge numbers and commission numbers, readers and weight values, continuous numbering and production data (date, time, shift) etc. Marking can be lateral, from above and from below through head.

MasterCut optional additional accessories

  • RSV 100 - 1500: RSV is dedicated for clamping and turning of pipes and profiles. Together with plasma rotator and advanced software modules and libraries from MicroStep it offers the full range of pipe based applications.
  • Second touchscreen on the gantry: Second touchscreen on the gantry has all functions of a standard touchscreen integrated in the MMI console. It is very helpful especially in case of longer machines because the operator can set all parameters (e.g. for automatic gas console for oxyfuel) directly on the gantry.
  • Tilting tool station: Tilting tool station enables automatic setting of torch slope for bevel cutting with plasma in longitudinal direction (X-axis). NOTE: Bevel range: ± 90°
  • Gm multi-torch tool station: Multi-tool station carries several torches on a single Z lifter. Gm-type is dedicated for cutting of stripes with oxyfuel torches.

CTR MicroStep Accessories - CCD Camera CTR MicroStep Accessory - RSV 30-300CTR MicroStep Accessory - RSV 100-1500CTR MicroStep Accessory - MicroPunchCTR MicroStep Accesory - Tilting Tool StationCTR MicroStep Accessory - Automatic Plate Alignment

Applications for the MasterCut and MC Compact include:

  • Plasma metal cutting suited for applications from small workshops to large factories.
  • Metal cutting ability from small items to heavy metal-working.
  • Pipe, profile / elbow cutting and marking.
See the MasterCut CNC plasma / oxyfuel in action cutting sheet metal in this video:

Easy to operate

MicroStep iMSNC® is one of the most advanced control systems in CNC cutting machinery.

The system provides easy, user friendly and thus reliable operation of cutting machines via modern user interfaces: a standalone operator console with TFT touch screen and one or two control panels with LCD displays on the sides of the gantry. To achieve maximum utilization and flexibility of machine operation, a standalone operator console offers the possibility to prepare and edit cutting plans simultaneously with the cutting process. Since the machine, control system iMSNC® and CAM software AsperWin® are from one producer – MicroStep – it allows to implement also non-standard requests and develop custom solutions.

  • Integrated database of tool parameters
  • Multi-tool operation
  • Automatic assignment of tool parameters to processed material
  • Full network connectivity
  • Remote diagnostics and assistance
  • Zone management with batch cutting
  • Advanced servicing software tools

Intranet applications

Intranet applications enable comfortable integration of the machine into production workflow and provide access to the machine via SQL databases and web services. MicroStep iMSNC® includes a novel webbased interface for accessing each machine from the company intranet via a web browser. Each machine has its own home page which serves as a gateway for intranet applications.

  • MicroStep Production Management (MPM) – adds computer-aided process planning (CAPP) capabilities to MicroStep solutions. An integrated system of order processing, nesting, stock control, machine operation planning and evalution helps to reduce work-inprogress, to save material, and to eliminate operator errors.
  • EkoInfo – evaluation of machine operation costs for a particular cutting program.
  • Machine Info – monitoring of machine and operator activities that enables to assign performance information to work shifts and to create specific technological records.