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Supplier: Westgate Hi - Tech Machinery

The robust FALCON machine can be used for plasma, oxy-fuel, or combined plasma and oxy-fuel cutting.

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This makes the FALCON a remarkably versatile machine that can meet the needs of your current production but with the opportunity to upgrade in the future if your cutting demands change.

Sophisticated Mechanical Design

The Falcon features a transverse drive motor with precision rack and pinion gear, together with backlashfree gears and drives which give high cutting and positioning speeds. The linear guiding with AC motors ensures accurate travel of the torch carriage with smooth rapid acceleration. The well-proven design and high build quality reduce maintenance costs and ensure a long mechanical service life. Two tool carriages are attached to a zero-backlash steel band which contrary to conventional steel ropes is not susceptible to slag deposits. The rapid-action coupling allows for efficient manual positioning of the tool carriages.

Plasma cutting

Various ESAB plasma cutting systems are available for cutting mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The precise setting of the cutting torch height is achieved automatically by means of an initial height sensing and maintained by an arc voltage height control during the cutting process. This ensures optimum cutting quality at all times. The ESAB collision protection system will immediately stop the cutting process and shut down the machine in case of a collision or crash.

The machine consists of a solid, reinforced main beam. This ensures perfect stiffness over the entire machine width. The low level outboard rail is mounted below the height of the cutting table. This allows for easy loading and unloading of the table with forklifts and minimises the risk of collision with the machine. The transverse and longitudinal drive system with AC drives offers the highest accuracy throughout the entire cutting area.

Numerical Control System

The FALCON is a highly versatile machine for oxy-fuel cutting and plasma. All processes are controlled from the CNC system. Extensive control functions, interfaces and an integrated cutting database with 65 fixed programs deliver a high degree of reliable, reproducible quality of cut parts. The CNC systems are also easy to use, resulting in low costs with high productivity.

Oxy-fuel cutting

The FALCON can be fitted with two oxy-fuel cutting torches for cutting mild steel plates with thicknesses of up to 150 mm (5.85 in.). Each tool carriage is provided with a reliable automatic ignition device. Solenoid valves on the carriages allow for automatic piercing. The cutting height is determined by a capacitive ring, which automatically maintains the torch height to ensure the optimum cut quality.

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