CNC Cutting Machine Combines Waterjet and Plasma CapabilitiesFebruary 14, 2014
Esab Cutting Systems, Florence, SC, introduces the Hydrocut LX shapecutting machine, combining waterjet and plasma systems operating on the same gantry. Fabricators can cut precision contours with the waterjet, and noncritical contours with plasma. The machine boasts a heavy-duty gantry with a high-stiffness beam design featuring dual precision linear rails and rack-and-pinion drives. Equip it with as many as four waterjet stations and two high-definition plasma stations (Esab’s m3 Precision Plasmarc). Powering its waterjet action is a KMT 90,000-PSI pump.
At the helm: Esab’s Vision T5 control and Columbus III CAD/CAM programming and nesting software, designed specifically for plasma, oxyfuel, laser and waterjet cutting. The software handles simple to highly complex cuts, multiprocess cuts, labeling and nesting jobs.Esab Welding & Cutting Products: 888/372-2288; http://www.esab-cutting.com/
See also: ESAB Welding & Cutting