OPTION NO. 6003000
4-axis Rotary/Spindle (4th axis)
Cutting width down to 0.2 mm
4 axes working synchronously
Live fixturing for cutting part from different sides
Rotates workpiece synchronously with cutting
High inclination angles
Utilizes 5-axis control with tool center point function
All functionality of the Finecut WMC500II type 4X
This option utilizes the 31i-B5 control system to add the capability of 4-axis control of your current Finecut 3-axis waterjet. The upgrade makes your Finecut 3-axis waterjet machine equivalent to the Finecut 4 axis waterjet, type 4X. 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 synchronous motion. For example this can be used in tube cutting. The controller also supports spindle functions that can be used for cutting rotational symmetries.
To facilite the synchronuous motion of the four axes the controller’s 5-axis functionality with tool center point (TCP) programming is employed. All these operations are easily programmed using the CAD/CAM software provided with the waterjet machines.