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Powder Marking

The powder marking torch applies a line on the work-piece by melting zinc powder with the heating flame. The semi-permanent line produced by this process can be welded over without problems.
The powder for the marker is contained in a storage reservoir on top of a specially designed torch.

When preheat oxygen is supplied to the specially directed ports, the powder spins and enters the stainless steel tube and travels to the plate, where the flame causes it to bond to the metal.

Key Features:

  • Produces lines approximately 1 mm wide at a rate equal to maximum machine traverse speed
  • Can also be used to create alphanumeric text
  • Avoids manual secondary operations by creating layout lines
  • Zinc powder creates a silver line on mild steel
  • Coloured powder provides a high contrast line on Stainless Steel and Aluminium
  • Lines can be continuous or intermittent
  • Each moisture protected 50g vial of powder produces over 1 km of lines

Plasma Marking

For engraving of lines, contours and characters on plate surfaces

Plasma marking uses a combination of ionised gas and electricity for quick creation of a permanent line on the plate surface.

Key Features:

  • Precise marking with line widths between 0.5 to 1.5 mm
  • Superior marking speed up to 20 m/min.
  • Marking depth between 0.08 to 1 mm
  • Can be used like a punch tool to mark drill locations
  • Light and heavy marking can be done without changing consumables
  • Marking on wet or oily plate
  • Works in humid environments
  • Low noise
  • Mark even through heavy mill scale

Inkjet Marking

Fast, Quiet marking with no damage to the plate surface

Available in three models:

  • Single Jet (single dot) for line, and arc marking
  • Multi-Jet Fixed (7 dots) primarily for alphanumeric text in one direction with single character height; can also mark lines and arcs.
  • Multi-Jet with Rotation (7 dot) primarily for alphanumeric text in different directions with variable character height: can also mark lines and arcs.

It provides fast and quiet alphanumeric labeling with printing in one direction of travel for non-rotational unit or multi-directional with rotating unit. In addition, it marks both line and contour marking for showing bend lines and feature locations. The enhanced version adds a rotation axis to allow text and lines to be oriented at any angle on the surface being marked.

The Ink Jet Marker uses a (7 dot) head to provide highly legible characters up to .98" (25mm) tall at speeds up to 17 characters per second. The print head receives a text string from the part program and executes the printing commands in a single motion.

The plates are marked fast and silently, with no negative influences on the surface. With the single jet system the marking speed for lines is 3-35 m/min. Multi-jet systems mark characters with 3-26 m/min.

Key Features:

  • Fast, quiet marking with no damage to the plate surface
  • Maximum Marking Speed: Lines: 3-35 m/min, Text: 3-26 m/min with 7 x 5 dot matrix
  • Max. Marking Speed Single jet Lines: 3 - 26 m/min*
  • Max. Marking Speed Multi-jet Characters: 3 - 26 m/min* with 7 x 5 dot matrix and 27 mm high
  • Dye based ink MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
  • Will not wipe off with water
  • Black ink only
  • Dries in 3-5 seconds
  • Character height available at .35" (9mm), .47" (12mm), .70" (18mm), .94" (24mm) or 1.603" (27 mm) with multi-jet models

* depending upon guiding machine

Punch Marking

Clear lines and points for drilling, contours and letters

The Punch Marker provides impact impressions on the surface of mild steel, stainless steel, or Aluminium. The punch operates by extending with air pressure and retracting with a spring. It is best for material .25" or (6 mm) or thicker, and is ideal for marking layout lines or hole locations.

Punch Marking:

Center Punch for drilled hole location - The Global Control positions the punch  using offset commands. The depth of the punch can be controlled using the dwell command for a punch up to .9" or (0.25 mm).

Scribe Lines for secondary operations - Marks for weldments, bend lines, and assembly locations. Scribe lines can be created using a high frequency function for the reciprocating pin (9000BPM). The punch marker moves along a pre-programmed path, and depending on speed chosen, will create a line or a series of dots.

Key Features:

  • Operates at a stand-off distance of .25" (6.35mm) to .17" (+/- 4.5mm) to accommodate plate variations.
  • Optional height sensor is available to maintain the recommended stand-off distance. (NOTE: sensor does not work with standing water on piece to be cut)
  • High carbon steel marking pin has a diameter of .266 inches (5.7404mm)  for robust marking
  • The harden ground marking pin is easy to remove or replacement or regrinding
  • Clear marking of hole centres, lines, contours and characters on plate surfaces
  • Marks clear center point as start for drilling
  • Can mark through rust and surface scale
  • Marks not easily removed
  • Max. Marking Speed: - 3 m/min

Air Scribe Marking

Marks with Reciprocating Pin on Various Metals

The Air Scribe uses a reciprocating pin to mark on materials such as mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The marker can be used on any thickness, but is especially well suited for gage thickness.

The Air Scribe utilizes a v-groove slide with spherical bearings to provide a secure mounting and accurate, repeatable offsets to any cutting tool. The pneumatic cylinder motion control and the sleeve bearing mounting allow for soft motion during the placement of the tool on the material. This allows the air scribe to "float" as it marks. Available on all machine models.

Key Features:

  • Light weight with an air consumption of less than 1 CFM for economical operation
  • High strength carbide-tipped point
  • Easy to change marking tip

OmniScript

High speed marking of letters and characters

Ideal for high speed labeling of parts e.g. for the requirements of ISO 9000. Vibrating stylus with own cross axes gives clear, long lasting labeling in seconds. Also capable of marking lines and curves onto the plate (e.g. for assembly lines).

Key Features:

  • Can also mark lines and contours
  • Marking with vibrating stylus
  • Variable marking depth
  • Marks through rusted plate surface or mill scale
  • Marks up to 100 x 100 mm area with no movement of guiding machine
  • Clear physical mark not easily removed
  • Max. Marking Speed:
  • Lines: 6,6 m/min
  • Text: Approx. 1 cps for 10 mm character height

Electric Drill Unit

Drilling with high accuracy

An optional drill feature can be combined with a normal Plasma and Oxyfuel cutting, allowing for form work to be done on the piece part in a single handling. All processes are don in the same set-up, providing accurate, feature-to-feature relationships, both within a single piece and from part to part.

Key Features:

  • Mist lubrication unit is mounted to the drill station for reliable and easy drilling
  • A portion of the four inch drill stroke can be feed-rate controlled to provide reliable drilling while minimizing tool breakage
  • Drill “start” and “stop” commands are initiated automatically by the part program to free operator for other tasks
  • Drills up to 1/2" (12.7 mm) (standard) diameter holes in mild steel up to 1" (25.4 mm) thick on the Titan III, Up to 3/4" (19.05mm) diameter available on the TMC4500 DB and MPC2000. Up to 3/8" (9.525 mm) diameter available on the MetalMaster Plus

 

Pneumatic Drilling

For various applications

This optional drill feature can be combined with normal and Plasma and Oxyfuel cutting, allowing for more work to be don on the piece part in a single handling. All processes are don in the same set-up, providing accurate, feature-to-feature relationships, with in a single piece and from part-to-part.

Key Features:

  • Drill up to 1/4” (6.35 mm) diameter holes in mild steel and 5/16” (7.9375 mm) diameter holes in aluminum using one-half horsepower air motor
  • Pneumatic system provides thrust of 159 lbs.  
  • Forward feed rate can be controlled automatically through a pre-set in the unique control head
  • Working stroke of 3.94” (100.076 mm), with a signal to indicate completion of the drilling cycle
  • Automatic initiation of drill commands by the part program frees the operator for other tasks

Heavy Duty Drill Unit

For high demand milling

An optional drill feature can be combined with Plasma and Oxyfuel cutting allowing for more work to be done on the piece part in a single handling. All processes are done in the same set-up, providing accurate, feature-to-feature relationships, both within a single piece and from part-to-part.

Key Features:

  • Drills up to 2" (50.8 mm) diameter with 36 HP
  • Mist coolant through the tool is provided for reliable and easy use (flood coolant also available)
  • The 4” (101.60 mm) drill stroke is feed-rate controlled to provide reliable use while minimizing tool breakage
  • CAT 40 taper spindle
  • Optional 12 tool storage with automatic tool exchange

Laser Pointer

Locates Edge of Plate, Reduces Scrap

The Laser Pointer allows the operator to identify the edge or other feature of the plate physically with a known location on the cutting machine.

Key Features:

  • Used by the operator to identify the edge of a plate by physically locating two points along an edge
  • To use the Laser Pointer for plate alignment, the operator activates the plate alignment routine (part program rotation)
  • Once the necessary points are identified, the entire part program is automatically offset (rotated) to the actual plate radial position
  • The part program can be executed to cut the part or nest as if the plate were square to the machine axes
  • Simplifies set-up, reduces cycle time and scrap

Video Camera Manual Plate Alignment

The video camera with manual plate alignment is available on the MPC2000, MetalMaster Plus, and TMC4500 DB.  

The on-board Video Camera feature can be used by the operator as both an alignment tool and to monitor the cutting process. Turn the crosshair "on" and capture 2, 3 or 5 points along the edge(s) of the plate to align the part program to the same angle as the plate. Turn the crosshair "off" for an unobstructed, glare-free view of the cutting process. The image is conveniently displayed on the 15" TFT color screen of the Global Control Plus.

This feature is especially useful for monitoring the process operation on machines that are very wide and/or long, allowing the operator to get a "birds-eye" view of the cutting process without leaving
the operator panel. It simplifies set-up, reduces cycle time and eliminates scrap, increasing cutting productivity.

 Key Features:

  • Use to align the part program to the same angle as the plate with the cross-hair.
  • Simplifies set-up.
  • Reduces cycle time and eliminates scrap. 
  • NOTE: This camera is used when there is no Auto Plate Alignment.  

TL-170 Oxyfuel Lifter

Smooth positioning of oxyfuel torches

The TL170 lifter provides motorized vertical positioning of an oxyfuel torch at 40 inches per minute with 6.7" of stroke. Smooth positioning of oxyfuel torches including Messer's TurboFlame® cutting torch.

Accurate oxyfuel torch positioning is guaranteed by smooth ballscrew drives. It utilizes the Safe Raise Height feature in the Global Control S to increase productivity by allowing machine motion while the torch is fully retracting. The lifter reacts quickly to automatic height sensing signals from the optional Sensomat PAN height sensing devices or from manual up and down commands initiated by the operator.

Key Features:

  • Precision ball screw provides smooth positioning of the cutting or marking tool
  • 40 inches per minute (IPM) vertical speed with Safe Raise height minimizes non-productive time
  • Manual positioning of the lifter through the Global Control S operator panel
  • Provides a 6.7" range of travel
  • Manual adjustment also available in torch holder

OL 100 Series Lifter

Torch Lifter

The Messer OL Series includes heavy production oxyfuel lifters designed to operate in harsh conditions. The lifters react quickly to automatic height sensing signals from the optional Sensomat PAN and ALFA height sensing devices or from manual up and down commands initiated by the operator.

The fast stroke with high acceleration ensures optimum cutting quality and high productivity. Tool holder available for marking tools.

Key Features:

  • Increased part accuracy as a result of accurate height sensing
  • Precision ball screw and dual linear guides provide a smooth and rigid platform for vertical positioning of the cutting or marking tool
  • Sealed bearings are virtually maintenance-free
  • Precision linear guidance system for smooth, reliable and accurate motion
  • Fast stroke speed through ball-screw drive gives more productive time
  • Patented height sensing SensoMat ensures accurate stand-off to give improved cut quality

OmniLift Oxyfuel Torch Lifter OL200

Fast, robust torch suspension

The Messer OL Series includes heavy production oxyfuel lifters designed to operate in harsh conditions. The lifters react quickly to automatic height sensing signals from the optional Sensomat PAN and ALFA height sensing devices or from manual up and down commands initiated by the operator.

Sensomat PAN or ALFA automatic height sensing can be added to maximize the performance of the lifter. Automatic height sensing allows for unattended operation, minimal preheat times and helps to prevent damage to the torch. The operator simply presses the Cycle Start button and all torches come down to the correct height for preheating the material. After the cutting process begins, the patented Messer height sensing technology accurately maintains this height to provide excellent cut quality and accurate cut parts.

The fast stroke with high acceleration ensures optimum cutting quality and high productivity. Tool holder available for marking tools.

Key Features:

  • Increased part accuracy as a result of accurate height sensing.
  • Precision ball screw and dual linear guides provide a smooth and rigid platform for vertical positioning of the cutting or marking tool
  • 150 inch/minute vertical speed minimizes non-productive time
  • Sealed bearings are virtually maintenance-free
  • 200mm ( 7.75”) stroke for OL200

OmniLift Oxyfuel Torch Lifter OL300

Fast, robust torch suspension

The Messer OL Series includes heavy production oxyfuel lifters designed to operate in harsh conditions. The lifters react quickly to automatic height sensing signals from the optional Sensomat PAN and ALFA height sensing devices or from manual up and down commands initiated by the operator.

Sensomat PAN or ALFA automatic height sensing can be added to maximize the performance of the lifter. Automatic height sensing allows for unattended operation, minimal preheat times and helps to prevent damage to the torch. The operator simply presses the Cycle Start button and all torches come down to the correct height for preheating the material. After the cutting process begins, the patented Messer height sensing technology accurately maintains this height to provide excellent cut quality and accurate cut parts.

The fast stroke with high acceleration ensures optimum cutting quality and high productivity. Tool holder available for marking tools.

Key Features:

  • Increased part accuracy as a result of accurate height sensing.
  • Precision ball screw and dual linear guides provide a smooth and rigid platform for vertical positioning of the cutting or marking tool
  • 150 inch/minute vertical speed minimizes non-productive time
  • Sealed bearings are virtually maintenance-free
  • 300mm (11.8125") stroke for OL300

PL-1 Plasma Torch Lifter

Accurate Height Control

The PL-1 torch lifter combines plasma arc voltage monitoring with a CNC closed loop positioning axis to greatly enhance plasma height control. As accurate height control is very important in plasma cutting, this combination provides a higher duty cycle and better cut quality. The PL-1 torch lifter is available on select machine models.

The PL-1 torch lifter height control is done through the CNC software, resulting in less hardware and more reliability. The system is flexible and allows the user to: program pierce height, retract distance, IHS slowdown height, and conditional height freeze. Set intimal height sensing via ohmic position detection. Se the arc voltage range (50-300 volts DC).  Make servo loop adjustments for position and velocity gain. Set semi or full automatic operation.

The PL-1 uses a 200W AC digital brushless servo motor and twin steel guide ways with a precision ball screw to provide travel lengths of 4"-8", depending on machine application. Moving elements are sealed with protective steel strips and combine for tracking accuracy of +/- 0.3 arc volts.

Key Features:

  • Ultra fast positioning of 880 IPM with 075g acceleration, increases productivity by minimizing no-productive time.
  • Torch lifters utilizing Messer Optimized System Technology (MOST), can reduce cycle times by as much as 30% over previous designs.
  • Optimal positioning of the plasma, torch produces quality parts that require little to no secondary operations.
  • Non-productive time is greatly reduced due to an adaptive IHS system that "learns" the height of the plate on the cutting table
  • Includes our proven arc voltage sampling system to compensate for plasma electrode wear while producing accurate, repeatable parts.
  • Process optimization feature minimizes up/down time of the torch(es) between pierces.
  • Automatic consumable wear detection reduces operating costs while freeing the operator to perform other duties.

Sensomat-Pan Height Sensing

High accuracy of stand-off distance

Sensomat-Pan Height Sensing reliably maintains the proper standoff distance between the oxyfuel torch tip and the work piece, without operator intervention. The Sensomat-Pan is an option to be used in conjunction with the OL- Series Lifters.

The Sensomat-Pan system uses 'capacitive' technology, with the probe acting as an antenna, to sense the presence of the plate. Actual measurements are compared to a set value, corresponding to the desired stand-off. The built-in logic commands the lifter motor to constantly move the station to obtain a zero difference between "actual" and "set", achieving high accuracy of stand-off distance.

It operates using one of two different style sensing probes:

  • Ring 22, .866" diameter sensing probe (Best used with thickness range = .079" to 1.575".
  • U-65, 2.56" diameter sensing probe with 180 degree radius and open mouth "U shape" (Best used with a thickness range = 1.575" to 3.15")

Key Features:

  • Uses 'Capacitive' technology at 15 KHz, to provide high reliability and tolerance to harsh environments
  • Measuring accuracy of +/-.12" and repeatability of +/-.04" maintains part quality and optimum cutting speeds without operator intervention
  • Accommodates plate inclination of +/-3 degrees to work with wavy or warped plate
  • Height 'freeze' can be activated to allow cutting near the edge of the plate

OmniLift 200s Plasma Lifter

Smooth drive motion, precise height control

Smooth drive motion and precise height control of the OL200s produces high quality parts. Proper torch standoff distance will improve cut angularity and help keep dross from forming on the bottom of the cut parts. More accurate parts are the end result of maintaining the proper “focal point” of the plasma arc above the plate surface.

The OL200s features contact-sense initial height sensing to properly set the pierce height. A small limit switch provides a secondary method of detecting the plate in the case of heavily primed plate or underwater cutting requirements. A magnetic collision sensor is also included to protect the torch from damage during normal cutting conditions.

Key Features:

  • Increases part accuracy due to precise height sensing
  • Precision ball screw and dual linear guides provide a smooth and rigid platform for vertical positioning of the cutting or marking tool
  • 300" per minute vertical speed minimizes non-productive time
  • Sealed bearings are virtually maintenance-free
  • Magnetic collision sensor protects the torch while cutting from damage due to obstructions models

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Global Control M

Global Control S

Globally Developed for Worldwide Use

Messer Cutting Systems Global Control S Advanced Technology, High Reliability, Easy to Use, and Compact.

Our exclusive CNC control includes expertise gained from thousands of machine installations around the world. An extensive custom shape library, multiple process databases, CAD import, true-shape nesting, productivity monitoring and remote diagnostics are just some of the key features packaged in the industry’s only IP67 rated enclosure. In just a few minutes, new employees become expert operators.

KEY FEATURES

  • Multiple process databases make every operator an expert
  • Modern graphical interface minimizes the learning curve
  • Industrial CNC computer with integrated PLC and motion  control eliminates expensive, proprietary cards while providing high performance and reliability
  • Ethernet-based I/O system (EtherCAT) provides real-time updates with minimal cables that are hardened against RF noise
  • Downtime is minimized and new operators can be easily trained using our Virtual Service remote diagnostic software
  • True shape nesting and direct import of CAD files allow parts to be cut quickly on the shop floor with minimal scrap and without additional resources
  • Over 50+ standard shapes come standard. The software also allows for additional custom shapes to be created by the end-user
  • Backup Tool keeps an image of the hard drive to minimize downtime due to virus activity, malware, etc.

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Global Reporter allows for real-time production monitoring of the machine from a remote location and generation of custom reports of arc on-time, standby time, rapid positioning time, etc.
  • Video camera(s) can be used as an alignment tool in lieu of a typical laser pointer and can also allow viewing of a cutting or marking process

Global Control Plus

Globally Developed for Worldwide Use

Messer Cutting Systems Global Control Plus advanced technology, high reliability, easy to use and compact.

Our exclusive CNC control includes expertise gained from thousands of machine installations around the world. An extensive custom shape library, multiple process databases, CAD import, true-shape nesting, productivity monitoring and remote diagnostics are just some of the key features packaged in the industry’s only IP67 rated enclosure. In just a few minutes, new employees become expert operators.

KEY FEATURES

  • Multiple process databases make every operator an expert
  • Modern graphical interface minimizes the learning curve
  • Industrial CNC computer with integrated PLC and motion control eliminates expensive, proprietary cards while providing high performance and reliability
  • Ethernet-based I/O system (EtherCAT) provides real-time updates with minimal cables that are hardened against RF noise
  • Downtime is minimized and new operators can be easily trained using our Virtual Service remote diagnostic software
  • True shape nesting and direct import of CAD files allow parts to be cut quickly on the shop floor with minimal scrap and without additional resources
  • Over 50+ standard shapes come standard. The software also allows for additional custom shapes to be created by the end-user
  • An 8-position joystick and feedrate override dial create an operator-friendly panel
  • Backup Tool keeps an image of the hard drive to minimize downtime due to virus activity, malware, etc.

OPTIONAL FEATURES

  • Global Reporter allows for real-time production monitoring of the machine from a remote location and generation of custom reports of arc on-time, standby time, rapid positioning time, etc.
  • Video camera(s) can be used as an alignment tool in lieu of a typical laser pointer and can also allow viewing of a cutting or marking process