Launched recently, the all-Australian-made MiCut CNC oxy plasma cutter is the brainchild of partners, welding engineer Michael Reitel and software specialist, Ian Christiansen.
Not satisfied with the performance of foreign-made CNC plasma cutters from China and other parts of the world, the innovative partners decided they could do better and established MiCut – an engineering facility to manufacture a range of plasma CNC cutters.
MiCut is being distributed throughout Australia by SMENCO, leading distributors of welding equipment, consumables and associated welding technology.
Take a look at the key features exclusive to the MiCut CNC cutter range:
Precision gear drives and drive system
MiCut's unique backlash gear technology and high quality precision tool steel gear racks with ground gears, gives superior accuracy matched to precision tool steel gear racks and a patent anti-backlash drive system design.
Water table with removable slats
The low profile water table is engineered and robust enough to take heavy plate for plasma/Oxyfuel CNC cutting. Captive slats for magnet use can be easily re-positioned depending on your needs.
Micut 1212 (cutting area 1230mm x 1230mm) can easily be upgraded to the MiCut 1224 (cutting area 1230mm x 2460mm) by adding a modular design extension kit without the expense of buying a completely new machine.
Quality industrial plugs and flex cable
Industrial duty plugs with high quality German manufactured multicore cables, made for long duty life.
The MiCut machines require minimal maintenance and smart design keeps you cutting longer for greater productivity.
The combination of a fully integrated design, high tolerance engineering and the highest quality materials makes configuration and commissioning accurate and fast.
Service and back up support
Personal customer service is just a local call away and should any problems occur the MiCut is easy 'plug and play' for all major components. The person at the other end of the phone is part of the service and design development team and knows the machines intimately.
The MiCut cutting machines feature an easy to use setup of all the gas cutting parameters including cut speed, hi / lo preheat pressures and automatic piercing pressure control.
The intelligent process controller takes the guesswork out of gas cutting and gives high quality cuts on the full range of thicknesses.
Construction Features MiCut CNC:
- Frame Constructed from powder coated Steel Heavy Box Section
- Small Machine Foot Print
- Speed Range – 75 to 6000 mm per min
- Hardened Linear Guides (X and Y Axis Z Axis)
- Rack and Pinion Drive – hardened and precision ground gears with precision rack
- All Sensors connected by IP67 plugs
- Heat shield
- Adjustable Front, Rear and Side Proximity sensing full travel limits
- Water bed additive – anti rust and with biocide
- Package available Thermadyne Plasma
- Integrated Water Table
MiCut CNC Features:
- Modern Digital Controller
- Integrated Torch height control
- MiCut "Quick Shield" – Remote lift and lower shield for increased protection
- Oxy Kit Available with Quick changeover
- Water Table – for dust and fume reduction
- Water bed additive – anti rust and with biocide
- Extra slat positions enabling for smaller cutting of parts
- Inbuilt graphics parts library
In Built THS using divided ARC voltage
The Torch height controller ensures accuracy and correct height from the cutting surface, allowing uneven material to be cut precisely and easily.
Torch cutting height can be changed while cutting if needed.
Using divided arc voltage from the automation plasma allows the use of a safer plug in connection to the torch height controller "THC" outlet directly from the plasma cutter. No need to connect to high voltage.
Controller – high quality with advanced features
Max code lines:150,000 lines
Single cutting code size: 4MB
Controlling accuracy:±0.001mm USB Interface
7 inch colour screen
Demo mode and more
Speed range – 75 to 6000 mm per min
Simulation demo mode
45 inbuilt standard shapes/graphics
Onscreen part scaling
Shield torch head cover
MiCut "Quick Shield" – Remote lift and lower shield for increased torch shielding.
CMS IntelliCad – Total Cad Package
SheetCam – for nesting
The Machine is the blend of best of PC and the latest PLC Control Technology
The Software Runs on PC and the Machine runs on PLC.
The Software generates G Codes which is taken in a USB pen and transferred to Machine where the PLC controller displays the drawing and does the cutting operation - this always keeps the machine safe from viruses and windows crashes and registry problems…a major issue in a PC based run machine controller.
Software/ controller details
Start, Stop, Go To and Reverse.
Graphical pierce select
Graphic display of nest to be cut, with zoom
Real-time Graphics a cursor and path line change shows progress on job
Download files from a USB stick
Kerf offsett – tool compensation
Select job preview
Alpha Numeric file name capability
Pre Programmed Flexi Shapes with graphical display