Finecut WMC500II type 4X
The A-axis can be fitted with a work table plate on which any work piece can be placed. With this mechanism the part can be re-oriented to provide access for cutting from different sides of the part. This motion system setup allows the jet nozzle to cut along a contour, following the part’s 3D curvature, moving all four axes in synchronuous motion.
The machine has a 5-axis controller with capability for tool center point programming. All these operations are easily programmed using the CAD/CAM software provided for the machine.
Cutting system combining 3X cutting with rotating work piece
With our 4-axis motion system, the 3 axis cutting system is supplemented with a capability of turning the work piece synchronuously with the X-Y-Z motion of the tool. In the 4X machine a table-mounted A-axis is used to manipulate the work piece. The A-axis has a 360 degrees rotation capablity. The rotating axis may be fitted with a chuck and be used as a rotary axis, which enables cutting helical geometries, rotational symmetries and contours in rotational parts (tube cutting). The A-axis can be fitted with a work table plate on which any work piece can be placed.
This manipulation system has a detachable A-axis. The machine has an optional probe with a easy user interface, that helps to set up and true up the table-mounted A-axis quickly. This enables combining the full versatility of filling the 500×500 mm work envelope with parts one day with 3-axis precision cutting, and then the next day produce highly complex 3D-shaped parts. The A axis has one driven spindle and one support bearing. Both can be fitted with custom-made fixturing depending on the requirements of the machined part.
To produce narrow toleranced parts, the micro abrasive waterjet cutting system must also be accompanied by a very precise motion capability that accuraltely reproduces the programmed geometry. The Finecut machine have been designed to optimise the part precision to a new level.
|1||Dynamic, high precision motion system featuring linear motors and ultra-high resolution thermally stable positional feedback|
|2||Cutting table mechanically attached to the motion equipment for ultimate precision|
|3||Rigidly built machine tool frame|
|4||Easy set-up of machine fixtures for a wide variety of different applications with optional solutions including live fixturing with synchronuous motion|
|5||Software and operators panel developed especially for abrasive waterjet cutting|
Finecut Waterjet Machining Center 500II -4X
|CNC Control:||Fanuc 31i-B5 and ALPHA Servo Drive with Nano Control|
|Motion system:||Linear motors and zero backlash reduction gears for precise motion|
|Absolute encoders:||Thermically stable Invar® linear encoders, 50 nm resolution|
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Cutting System Option
Extra features for 4X
Depending on material, part complexity and level of miniaturization our precision cutting can be made with any of our cutting systems that are available in 3 different categories; micro/fine abrasive waterjet, conventional abrasive waterjet, pure waterjet. A range of sizes from 0,2 mm to 0,76 mm is available, whereas the larger jet facilitates a greater cutting power.
3D part geometry can be cut with assisting additional servo axes that manipulates the part synchronously to the cutting motion in order to provide access for the cutting jet. A variety of innovative fixturing’s solutions can be adopted depending on the part requirements. It is also easy to make your own fixtures, using the machines palletized fixturing solutions. For repeat orders, this solution enables you to quickly set up and produce.
The Finecut can be equipped with several options like measuring probe, 5-axis cutting head, turning axis, drilling unit, vision system, and more. We also develop new options that serves the customer’s neeeds for efficient production. All options are retrofittable to existing machines.
The Finecut machine is a compact fully integrated high-precision waterjet machining center. It has a compact footprint so it is easy and convenient to place in your workshop. The fully encapsulated design keeps water and grit in the machine, so it can operate alongside your other CNC machines.
The cutting process is powered by an ultra high pressure pump. Compressed water is supplied from the pump to the Finecut machine through high-pressure hard tubing. If desired, the pump can be placed on a distance from the machine, in another room, or on another floor. Pump functionality including pressure settings are CNC controlled from the Finecut.
By adding 5 axis capability to adjust the approach angle of the jet, the taper in the cut can be compensated and speeds will not need to be reduced more than to meet an adequate surface quality. This means that cutting speeds may be increased up to 50%. This means a significantly higher throughput in the machine. Return of investment will correspondingly come with advantages in both quality and productivity.
Programming of 3D models are significantly more demanding than following 2D contours. However, the IGEMS 5X software makes this task easy. IGEMS 5X is available as an upgrade to the standard IGEMS CAD/CAM/AWJ software.
– several solutions for different applications and requirements
– latest technology for high dynamic capacity and accuracy
– great assisting techs for improved automation, setup and handling
– high pressure technologies for enhanced precision and control
– easy to use Interface for software & operators panel
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