Our GPD+ handles plate up to 14' ft. wide and as long as you want to process. With its CAT50 spindle, flood coolant or mist coolant and optional automatic tool changer, you have the flexibility to handle any range of holes up to 3-1/2" hole diameter through a 7" thick plate. The GPD+ comes standard with a 400amp plasma and oxyfuel cutting system to compliment the 30HP high speed drilling capability. The advanced drilling system is available in a mist or flood coolant to allow surface milling, counter-sinking, counter-bore, and tapping capabilities.
Also availabe is our GPD-144 model offering of the machine with drilling only (without plate cutting capability).
The GPD+ utilizes three key tools for plate production: High definition plasma, high-speed drilling, and an oxy-fuel torch station. Our 400amp plasma with automatic gas control is supplied with True Hole Process for the best cut quality available on any combination plate machine. The CA nesting software communicates with the plasma to adjust the gas flows, pressures, and amperages in real time. With this capability, the system can create layout marks, identification, and reference information as well. The Oxy-Fuel system also automatically sets the gas pressures depending on the plate thickness and torch tip being used. CAT 50 Drilling is done with a precision ball-screw feed for high speed carbide drilling up to virtually any hole diameter hole with an optional automatic tool-changer.
The machine bridge is a tubular steel section that has been stress relieved after welding, then machined down its length to provide a flat, straight seat for the guide rails. This provides superior accuracy for all tools. The tubular steel section is filled with a material designed to lower its resonant frequency which reduces vibration while high speed carbide drilling. The bridge is driven along the rail system length by use of dual AC servo motors (one on each side) coupled to low backlash planetary gear reducers. Helical rack and pinions are used to reduce cogging and vibration as normally witnessed when using straight rack and pinions.
Controlled Automation offers the cutting edge (no pun intended) in advanced shape nesting software and beyond. Our Nesting software is used throughout all Controlled Automation machinery for easy navigation between machines for the operator. We also allow seamless integration with a variety of communication tools unavailable on any other cutting machine in the world. Controlled Automation imports from all current 3D drafting models (such as Design Data SDS-2 and Tekla detailing software) and communicates with the latest inventory management software (such as FabTrol and FabSuite) to handle the cutting edge of production.
High Definition CuttingPrecision parts are produced using Hypertherm's True Hole process as standard on our HPRxd series machines for AISC approved bolted hole connections for the structural fabricators.
Cutting SurfacesBoth water tables or downdraft tables are available on the GPD+. Water tables being the most economical by its use of very inexpensive and replaceable wood slats that protect carbide tipped drill bits.
Control SimplicityThe operation of the machine is designed to be user friendly. The GPD+ operating software provides a variety of ways to program or import parts or a nested plate of multiple parts. Parts can be created or imported from multiple file formats (CNC, DXF, DSTV, etc..)
Part MarkingPart marking is accomplished by using a lower amperage setting in a plasma system. When automatic gas control is used, the Controlled Automation software communicates with the plasma to adjust the gas ﬂows, gas pressures, and the amperage setting on the plasma without the need to change consumables.
Down-Draft or Water Cutting SurfacesZoned down-draft systems or water tables are available on all model BTD-8X machines. Dross pick-out trays are included in each design for easy clean out.
Superior Service & SupportAs the most trusted name in service and support - Controlled Automation leads the industry for inexpensive parts and the highest quality service that speaks more from our loyal customers than any marketing. If you own a Controlled Automation machine, you are our customer and we will support you for life.
|Effective Cutting Length||14' to 124' (4.3m to 37.8m)|
|Effective Cutting Width||14' (4.3m)|
|Drive Configuration||Rack and Pinion, with AC digital servo amplifiers|
|Variable spindle RPM||0 - 2,4000 RPM|
|Body Construction||Low Resonance Gantry|
|Dual Side Drive||All Models|
|1 Oxy-Fuel torch (max)||Automatic gas control|
|1 Plasma station (max)||Automatic gas control|
|Contour Bevel Capable||Orbital Plasma Bevel optional|
|1 Drill station (max)||30HP / CAT50|
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