multimax

The steel industry standard gantry style cutting machine

  • Precision parts for any plate thickness at any length

    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.
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  • Bridge Design

    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.
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  • Bridge Drive System

    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.
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  • Advanced Plate Nesting

    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.
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  • Guide rails and wheels

    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.

Specifications

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  
Positioning Accuracy   ±.007in.
   
Body Construction     Gantry-style
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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