PipeCut Pipe Cutting Machines

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PipeCut

Modular pipe and profile cutting machines designed for a wide range of pipe based applications.

Ideally suited for tank, pipeline and power plant construction industry applications.

More information on the PipeCut machine can be found here (PDF downloadable introduction sheet).

Technical Parameters *

Working length

up to 12 000 mm

Pipe diameter - Round

30 – 300 (800*)

Pipe diameter - Square

30 – 212 (500*)

Positioning speed

up to 35 m/min

Positioning accuracy

± 0.1 mm

Type of guides (in X, 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 - 12000mm x 3000mm

Plasma Rotator*

Max. bevel of torch (A-Axis) +- 50°
Max. range of rotation (B-axis)

unlimited

Positioning accuracy

ISO norm 9013:2002 tolerance class 2

 * 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

RSV 1000*

Min. diameter of tube 100 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

 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 100 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 1500*

Min. diameter of tube 300 mm
Max. diameter of tube

1500 mm

Max. length of tube 12000x700x20 / 6000x1500x10 mm
Max. weight of tube 5000 kg with Ø up to 700 mm
2200 kg with Ø 1500 mm
Clamping

three points chuck

Max. moment from tube unbalance

1600 Nm

Min. width of channel

2000 mm

 * Optional accessory

The modular design of the PipeCut machine range provides the possibility for a number of machine variants, as well as further expansion of the system according to customers´ requirements.

The PipeCut range also offers:

  • High-quality cutting with high-definition plasma as well as with standard air plasma sources.
  • Meeting of comprehensive safety and environmental standards.
  • Excellent exhausting efficiency provided by an overhead extraction system, designed to meet the standards of high-speed plasma cutting.
  • Sharp angles and corners of cut parts as well as high contour precision resulting from helical rack and split helical pinion drives.
  • Advanced height control for plasma cutting based on proprietary adaptive algorithms backed by ball screw actuated Z axis.
  • Control unit with touchscreen mounted on the gantry providing all positioning and technology control functions.
  • Covers for protection of mechanical parts against fumes and damages.
  • Efficient and user-friendly PC-based CNC control system iMSNC®
    • Integrated database of tool parameters.
    • Multi-tool operation.
    • Automatic assignment of tool parameters to processed material.
    • Full network connectivity.
    • Remote diagnostics and assistance.
    • Parametrical dynamic piercing.
    • Monitoring of consumable life.
    • Advanced servicing software tools.

The following options accessories are available:

  • Plasma rotator: 5-axis plasma head with infinitive rotation enables bevel cutting of sheets, pipes and profiles with tilting up to 50°. Torch height control for constant angle is provided via plasma arc voltage and for long variable bevels via inductive sensors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CCD camera: 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.
  • RSV 300: 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.
  • 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.
  • Automatic calibration of tool geometry: ACTG (Automatic calibration of tool geometry) automatically compensates by advanced motion control any mechanical inaccuracy of the bevel head which can occur e.g. by accidental collision.
  • 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.

CTR MicroStep Accessories - CCD Camera CTR MicroStep Accessory - RSV 30-300CTR MicroStep Accessory - RSV 100-1500CTR MicroStep Accessory - MicroPunchCTR MicroStep Accessory - Plasma Rotator

Applications for the PipeCut machine range include:

  • trimming
  • cutting of holes for multiple pipe and profile intersections
  • welding seam preparation and
  • pipe marking.

The PipeCut machine range area ideally suited for tank, pipeline and power plant construction industry applications.


Watch this video to see the PipeCut machine in action cutting designs into the pipe using the rotary axis, then trimming the pipe length.

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