ESAB Cutting Systems (www.esabcutting.com) has unveiled a sturdy gantry for plasma and oxy-fuel cutting that features a high-stiffness beam design patterned on larger gantry machines, the COMBIREX DX Shape Cutting Machine.
Just like its larger cousins, the COMBIREX DX offers similar precision rack & pinion drives and precision linear rail, providing outstanding reliability and performance for small to medium fabrication manufacturers and shop.
Specifically developed for low maintenance requirements and long service life, the COMBIREX DX comes with heavy duty gearboxes and digital AC drives. The robust gantry can be equipped with a maximum of four stations that includes one plasma station, which features ESAB’s m3 Precision Plasmarc system. This system enables the COMBIREX DX to mark and cut with the same plasma torch.
For a strong foundation and easy installation on concrete floors, the three-axis gantry provides all-steel construction that features machine mating rides and surfaces on triple-machined T-rails, which are mounted on H-beam rail supports. The machine delivers speed of up to 1,000 ipm (25,000 mm/min), working lengths of up to 59 ft (18 m) and cutting widths between five ft and 10 ft (1.5 m to three m).
The COMBIREX DX is offered with a selection of 360, 200 or 450 Amp m3 plasma systems. Featuring CNC-controlled output current for enhanced starting and longer consumable life, each of the rugged power supplies also delivers 100 percent duty cycle. The system has the ability to cut aluminum and stainless steel up to 1.75 inches thick or carbon steel up to 2.5 inches thick, depending on the configuration.
The ESAB’s Vision CNC is offered as one of the standard equipment of the COMBIREX DX.