ESAB Introduces Plasma VBA Global PRO Bevel Cutting System

(Press Release)
Monday, April 30, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems updates its line of CNC Plasma Bevel Cutting Systems with the new VBA Global PRO bevel head for high accuracy plasma bevel cutting on steel plate.

 

The Global PRO is one of the new global modules for use by ESAB Cutting Systems factories worldwide, ensuring a common feature set and consistent, reliable performance for all ESAB customers. The Global PRO features a high-accuracy positioning system with dual linear rail lifter, digital AC drives and heavy-duty gearboxes. The rugged system carries the PT-36 plasma torch which delivers precision plasma cut quality and plasma marking with the same consumables. The station features pneumatically balanced tool-tip sensing, encoder height for optimizing hole quality, and magnetic breakaway crash protection.

 

Designed for heavy-duty precision plasma bevel cutting, the Global PRO features a precision rotation and tilt system to deliver torch positioning accuracy and repeatability where it matters the most. As with all ESAB plasma bevel systems, the Global PRO includes a tactile sensor which can be used during bevel cutting to accurately maintain the precise cutting height above the plate, regardless of electrode wear, plate warping, scrap position, or table condition. Bevel cuts can also be made with arc voltage height control when desirable.

 

The Global PRO features ESAB’s exclusive Pneumatically Balanced Magnetic Breakaway torch holder, which allows accurate initial height sensing while providing a sturdy torch mount during cutting. It also offers breakaway crash protection in case of a tipped part. This special torch holder, coupled with the Global PRO’s encoder equipped lifter, allows the bevel head to achieve accurate small hole cutting using ESAB’s Precision Hole Technology™.

 

The Pneumatically Balanced Magnetic Breakaway torch holder also allows the Global PRO to perform initial height sensing without using the tactile sensor, for faster cycle times and reduced machine motion. The accuracy allowed by this torch holder also allows the Global PRO to use ESAB’s Smart Voltage Height Control system, which automatically compensates for consumable wear over the life of an electrode. Smart Voltage Height Control keeps the torch at the correct cutting height as the electrode wears, which ensures more consistent cut quality while achievingcthe longest possible life from an electrode.

 

The Global PRO bevel head can be used with ESAB’s m3 Plasma™ systems featuring 200 Amp, 360 Amp, or 450 Amp power supplies. Each of these rugged power supplies is capable of 100% duty cycle and features CNC- controlled output current for improved starting and extended consumable life. Depending on the configuration, the system can cut mild steel up to 2” thick at 45 degrees when using ESAB’s XR Series Nozzles for the PT-36 torch. The system can accurately cut “Y”, “X”, and “V” bevels on almost any shape, and its tactile sensor ensures the most accurate beveled part dimensions on even the largest bevel cut parts. This makes it the best solution for companies cutting tank shells, wind-towers, power poles, or ship plates. ESAB’s plasma bevel systems are widely used throughout these industries due to their accuracy on large parts.

 

The Global PRO’s tilt axis positions the torch at up to +/-52 degrees, achieving cut part bevels at up to +/-45 degrees. The rotation axis features +/-540 degrees of motion, allowing automated cutting of bevels all the way around a part. The vertical axis features 13 inches of travel. Controlling the bevel system is simplified by ESAB’s Vision T5 touch-screen based CNC.
 

This control is easy to learn, easy to use, and features a built-in process database that simplifies plasma torch setup by automatically setting all parameters through a simple touch-screen process selector. This integrates perfectly with ESAB’s m3 plasma system, which features the most advanced gas control system in the industry. The operator simply selects the material type and thickness, and the Vision T5 CNC automatically selects and mixes the optimal start, cut and shield gas combination. The operator sees a picture and part number for the torch parts that are needed for both plasma and oxy-fuel torches.

 

Bevel programming is also made easier by ESAB’s Columbus III™ programming and nesting software system, which automatically integrates plasma bevel programming and plasma process control into the nesting layouts. Only ESAB offers fully integrated bevel cutting and process control all operated through the Vision T5. As the technology leader in machine and process automation and the only total system supplier, ESAB is uniquely qualified to integrate the entire cutting and beveling process. By integrating bevel programming, bevel station motion control, and complete plasma process control, ESAB leads the way to higher productivity and lower overall cost-per-part.

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

RDS Wins Engineering and Design Contract for Sea Lion

Rig design and engineering specialist RDS has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by AMEC for Premier Oil’s Sea Lion development in the North Falklands Basin.

Rickmers-Linie Appoints Interliner Agencies

Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie has appointed Interliner Agencies as its new agent in South Central Europe. The agency contract covers Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic,

Brent Crude Slips Towards US$102

Brent crude fell towards $102 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns of slowing oil demand growth due to weak economic recoveries in China and Europe, although new unrest

New Products

Firefighting at Sea Training Launched

Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers. As a result, Videotel, a provider of maritime e-Learning and part of KVH Industries, Inc.

Videotel Updates 'Fire Fighting at Sea' Training

Maritime e-Learning provider Videotel, part of KVH Industries, says that it has launched an updated five-part series 'Fire Fighting At Sea', with the support and

VIKING Steps Up Pace of Innovation at SMM

This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing,

Shipbuilding

Two MCS Exhaust Gas Boilers to Tersan Shipyard

Parat Halvorsen AS has been awarded new boiler plant contracts for two freezer trawlers to be built at Tersan Shipyard located in Telova, Turkey. The boiler plants are for Tersan¹s newbuildings No.

ClassNK's Noboru Ueda Attends KOTC Delivery Ceremony

Mr. Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK attended the delivery ceremony for the M/T Al Yarmouk, constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.

RIMPAC Exercise Puts LCS Through Paces

It was the middle of May, and the littoral combat ship Independence was operating out of San Diego, testing components of the mine warfare mission package. The mission is one that,

Ship Repair & Conversion

SGS Wet Welding Repairs Approved by DNV GL

DNV GL and Subsea Global Solutions LLC (SGS) say that they have completed an extensive joint research and development program, that will allow permanent repairs

Gibdock Rreputation Rises in German Market

Gibdock has continued to see its stock rise amongst the German shipowner community over the past year. Indeed the Gibraltar ship repair yard’s recent client list

More German Shipowners Look to Gibdock for Repairs

Gibdock remarks it has continued to see its stock rise amongst the German shipowner community over the past year. Indeed the Gibraltar ship repair yard’s recent

Marine Equipment

Two MCS Exhaust Gas Boilers to Tersan Shipyard

Parat Halvorsen AS has been awarded new boiler plant contracts for two freezer trawlers to be built at Tersan Shipyard located in Telova, Turkey. The boiler plants are for Tersan¹s newbuildings No.

Tankship-specific Version of FindaportCD Released

Harbour & terminal information providers, Shipping Guides Ltd, says its latest tanker-specific  addition enables customers to access the most comprehensive port

VIKING Steps Up Pace of Innovation at SMM

This year’s SMM in Hamburg will see VIKING release more innovations than at any other point in its 50-year history, including new developments in PPE clothing,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2291 sec (4 req/sec)