Review: 2011 ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter
ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter: The introduction
Out of plasma welding emerged plasma cutting that has all the advantages over traditional “metal against metal” cutting. However, this particular technology was not always well received since early plasma cutters had some drawbacks because they were large, slow, and ultimately expensive that they became somewhat dedicated to repeating cutting patterns in a “mass production” mode. The good news for us now is that there are a lot of technological advancements that have been integrated to these machines to increase performance and productivity. To appreciate their “evolution,” let’s take a quick look at this review on the 2011 ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter.
ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter: Key features
Easy use of intelligent controller
Every user log-in enables functions that are suitable to each operator’s own capabilities with the high tech ProfileShop V3 controller that gives ultimate control over every job. With a touch of your finger, you can modify anything from the machine to make it start, stop, and adjust its parameters to your liking. Don’t be startled by this because it’s easy to use with the pendant hand controller that gives you access to most functions even when you’re away from the main controller. You can also start, stop, recover, digitise, align plate, change tools, override feed rate, and much more with the new optional wireless pendant that can give you the ultimate freedom with over 200m of range.
High powered precision cutting
Standardized in all HDP cutters is the precision AC servomotors that is coupled to the German made planetary gearheads and a smooth helical rack and pinion drive that promote agile cutting which also guarantees an accurate positioning without the loss of position. The German made linear bearings consistently provides smooth movements to ensure the accuracy of the cuts and with the wiper seals on all bearing surfaces, the bearings are kept dust free for a long service life.
The HDP has a fully welded monocoque chassis that allows for fast installation and easy re-location if the need arises. The intelligent torch height controller, which maintains optimum cutting height, the initial height sensor that sets the maximum torch starting height, and the break-away torch protection mechanism which pauses operations immediately during torch and material collisions are all developed and integrated to maximize consumable life, enhance performance, and eliminate torch damage.
There is also an active dry fume motorised extraction unit which follows the torch motion to remove fumes from under the cut that is coupled to an external reverse pulse filtration system to provide optimum air quality in the workshop and to protect our environment from emissions.
Comprehensive automated database
You can pierce and cut height, feed rate, gas selection and flow, height settings, dwell and more are all set automatically so there’s no need to fumble about what your command may be because the controller knows exactly how to cut each material. It also comes with the Full True Hole™ processing technology that is automatically applied to holes and finally, without the need for any special software, this machine can automatically change gasses, lead-ins, offsets, and feeds which offers top end functionality.
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ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter: The verdict
Compared to other ones on the market, ART HDP CNC Plasma Profile Cutter has truly a lot of cutting edge innovative installations in it that are designed to maximize productivity and efficiency. Some personnel in the Advanced Robotic Technology distributing center suggested that it can be quite handy in manufacturing environments where power, precision, speed, and quality are demanded by business owners. Entering machine instructions, editing parts, moving, and re-sizing have never been as quick and effortless as how the HDP allows them to be which makes it perfect for whatever type and size of operation you have and with its user-friendly features, any job will be an easy one.