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Finecut WMC500II 5 axis type ABX

For fast cutting without taper

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    Cutting width down to 0.2 mm
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    5-axis cutting with tool center point control
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    Boosts productivity with taper angle control
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    Corner optimization by jet motion strategy
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    All functionality of the Finecut WMC500II type 3X included

Cut precise parts faster with taper elimination

With the ABX configuration the Finecut 5-axis waterjet machining center can cut 3D geometries with straight or slanted edges up to 15 degrees. This model enjoys the very high precision of the 3 axis Finecut machines with added capability to tilt the jet.  Beside its capability of cutting in oblique angles, the 5-axis control can also be used to compensate for the wall taper in the cut that typically results when running the process at higher speeds. The jet angle adjustment can also avoid jet kick-back at lower part of inner corners. This is a time saver and brings you potential to significantly increase in productivity which quickly returns its cost.

 

Finecut WMC500II – type ABX

Cutting system with tiltable jet 

This machine enables a combination of the full versatility of filling the 500×500 mm work envelope with parts, with the benefits of being able to tilt the jet in any direction while cutting.

The ABX 5-axis configuration has its A-and B-axes attached to the Z-axis to enable it to tilt the nozzle assembly. The A- and B- axis movement work synchronously and enables a full 5-axis control with tool center point (TCP) functionality. This means that motions are programmed around the tip of the focusing tube.

 

 

 

To produce narrow tolerance parts, the micro abrasive waterjet cutting system must also be accompanied by a very precise motion capability that accurately 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 synchronous motion.
   
5 Software and operators panel developed especially for abrasive waterjet cutting.

 

Technical information

Finecut Waterjet Machining Center 500II type ABX

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

Motion Axis

  • Linear servo motor drive on X-Y axes motion
  • Precision ball screw servo drive on Z
  • Max cutting speed: 20 m/min
  • Max traverse speed: 40 m/min
  • Acceleration: 0.5g (X, Y axes)
  • Positioning accuracy*: ± 2,5 µm
  • Repeatability*: ± 2 µm
  • Typical cutting tolerance ± 10 µm

*  According to ISO 230-2

Cutting System Option

  • Fine Abrasive Waterjet: 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm.
  • Abrasive Waterjet: 0.4 mm, 0.5 mm

 

Work Area

  • Cutting envelope (X, Y, Z): 500 mm x 500 mm x 80 mm
  • Fixturing area: 700 mm x 700 mm (max depth 700 mm)
  • Machine table size: 900 mm x 900 mm (W x D)
  • Back door allows for inserting work pieces

 


 

Extra features for ABX

  • Work envelope 500 x 500 mm with taper angle control capability
  • ±15º tilting capability on A- and B-axis 
  • Selection to run in 3X + 2X rotation axis mode or using 5 axis Tool Center Point (TCP) programming
  • Possibility to set up safe zones to prevent tilting jet from damaging fixtures.

Three types of cutting systems

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.

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Flexible fixturing

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’s 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.

Advanced option portfolio

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 needs for efficient production. All options are retrofittable to existing machines.

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A precision machine for any workshop

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.

Finecut machine measurements

Higher cutting speeds through taper elimination without speed reduction

The micro abrasive waterjet produces fine surface finish. Reducing the speed results in a better surface finish and less taper on the cut edges. Any 3-axis machines can produce taper-free cuts. This is made through allowing the jet to erode material for a longer duration while following the contour, meaning that speeds must be reduced significantly.

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 can 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.

CAM Software IGEMS 5x

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.

Features includes:

  • Make toolpaths from STEP or IGES files.
  • Analyses the geometry to optimise for waterjet cutting.
  • Automatic speed calculation depending on thickness and cutting parameters.
  • Automatic speed ramping depending on geometry.
  • Automatic piercing time calculation depending on thickness and cutting parameters.
  • Add bridges and tabs to fixate the part in the material.
  • 5 axis cutting tool kerf calculation that can be visualised directly during the toolpath generation.

 

 

 

 

Always at Finepart

Flexible fixturing for any application

– several solutions for different applications and requirements

State Of The Art Machine components

– latest technology for high dynamic capacity and accuracy

Additional functions offer practical solutions

– great assisting techs for improved automation, setup and handling

High-end support systems from reliable partners

– high pressure technologies for enhanced precision and control

User-friendly panel with Finesoft™ software

– easy to use Interface for software & operators panel

Retrofitable developments

– always gain from the latest technology and innovations

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