We designed the MultiMAX cutting machine for up to a maximum of 12 cutting tools on a single gantry for the maximum speed and efficiency. This shape cutting machine can be equipped with a varying number of plasma and/or oxyfuel torches, each available with automatic gas control. The plasma system of choice may be high definition or conventional. This machine is usually supplied to process material 6' (1.8m) or wider and able to process lengths from 13' (4m) to 163' (50m) long.
The machine structural design consists of a rigid weldment with tubular steel main members. The main members are fitted together to optimize strength, rigidity and stability while the machine is in motion. Each bridge is designed to meet your exact specifications. An (optional) band drive assembly is used to drive any additional carriages. The (optional)band assembly allows multiple tool carriages to be spaced apart at desired intervals to accomplish such tasks such as rip cutting raw material into bars, cutting identical nests simultaneously, or placing one oxy-fuel torch vertically and another beside it on the same path at a desired bevel to produce parts with a weld-prepped edge.
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. We use some of the highest quality gear reducers on the market to reduce backlash when changing directions and to ensure a very long dependable lifespan. The planetary system produces extreme power and performance in a very small package. Helical rack and pinions are used to reduce cogging and vibration that are typical when using straight rack and pinions. When combined in a system, AC servo motors and helical rack and pinion provide smooth motion and high acceleration rates, producing optimum plasma and oxy-fuel accuracy and cut quality.
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.
The bridge is supported by four pivoting wheel assemblies. Each pivoting wheel assembly houses two hardened support wheels for a total of eight wheel supports. By supporting the gantry with eight wheels in contact with the rail surface instead of four, the lives of the wheels, support rail, and wheel bearings are doubled. The wheel assemblies on the guide side are “V” groove wheels which guide the machine on the same path as the guide side rail rolling surface. The wheel assemblies on the opposite side of the gantry are flat across the wheel face. This allows for thermal expansion and compliance between the machine and the rail system interfaced. The rail rolling surfaces are hardened and ground round shafting running the length of each rail providing a very durable long lasting support for the bridge. Another advantage of the MultiMAX rail system is that the round shafting allows debris to fall away from the rolling surface.
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 SurfacesCutting surfaces range from water tables, conveyorized tables, shuttle tables, downdraft tables, self-cleaning tables and up to custom designed integrated systems. The work surface may be supplied or manufactured by the customer using drawings supplied by Controlled Automation or an existing cutting surface may be used.
Control SimplicityThe operation of the machine is designed to be user friendly. The MultiMAX 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 MultiMAX machines. Dross pick-out trays are included in each design for easy clean out.
Safety FeaturesAll emergency stops are located around the perimeter of the machine. Controlled Automation also offers additional systems such as the Allen-Bradley Life-line E-Stop.
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||13' to 163' / 4m to 50m|
|Effective Cutting Width||6' to 24' / 1.8m to 7.3m|
|Drive Configuration||Rack and Pinion, with AC digital servo amplifiers|
|Machine Speeds||Rapid Traverse 1,060 IPM / 27 mpm|
|Dual Side Drive||All Models|
|OPTIONAL CUTTING STATIONS|
|Number of Torches||Gas Control|
|8 Oxy-Torches (max)||Manual or Automatic gas control|
|2 Plasma stations (max)||Manual or Automatic gas control|
|Optional Larger Machines Available|
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