New Robotic Tube Cutting and Profiling System
Lincoln Electric, Automation Division Posted 09/08/2011
The VERNON Tool™ RAZOR™, a new robotic tube cutting and profiling system from VERNON Tool, a Lincoln Electric company, offers features and functions ideal for high-production tube and pipe fabricators in heavy fabrication, agricultural, construction, vehicle and tube frame manufacturing.
The rugged RAZOR improves productivity and quality by consolidating the typical multi-step fabrication process – set-up, layout, manual/CNC machining and end prep – into one easy operation. The capability to take 3D models (CAD) to computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) eliminates the time spent teaching and learning the programming process. Additionally, the system is outfitted with a large pre-loaded cut library, providing maximum tube and pipe configuration flexibility.
The standard configuration for the RAZOR includes a six-axis FANUC® Robotics ARC Mate® 100iC industrial robot; FANUC R-30iA controller; servo-driven two-axis positioning carriage; four-jaw idler; and a plasma cutting unit. The RAZOR can process tubes with cross-sectional dimensions up to 11.5 inches (8x8, 10x4) and overall lengths up to 40 feet. Depending on the material being cut, maximum cutting speeds of up to 320 inches per minute (IPM) can be achieved with an optional high-definition plasma cutting equipment.
The WinMPM™ Windows®-based operating system developed by VERNON Tool powers the RAZOR. The unit’s easy-to-use, icon-driven touch screen system interface makes operator training and implementation seamless, allowing fabricators to get up and running within hours, not days.
VERNON Tool will demonstrate the RAZOR during FABTECH 2011, Nov.14-17, at McCormick Place in the company's booth, located in the North Hall, Booth 6117.
For additional product details on the RAZOR, visit www.vernontool.com.
Founded in 1930, VERNON Tool Company – a member of The Lincoln Electric Company’s Automation Division – is a leading manufacturer of computer-controlled pipe and tube cutting, profiling and beveling equipment used for precision fabrication purposes. The company provides solutions to difficult pipe fabrication and process flow issues in industrial construction, as well as heavy fabrication applications in the infrastructure and energy-related segments.