Tecnocut EASYLINE is a high-performance, versatile, modular 3 or 5 axis waterjet cutting system, pure or hyrdo-abrasive, which can be employed in a number of application fields for the most diverse production demands. EASYLINE is designed as a cantilever open design structure with a completely separate waterjet catch tank. This configuration provides excellent access to the cutting area, during loading and unloading, while still maintaining a highly accurate machining profile. Thanks to it’s rugged construction features and the material employed, this system offers positioning accuracy and repeatability which exceeds market standards.
EASYLINE robust construction is designed and manufactured to minimize vibration and resonance, and also allows the integration of 5-Axis cutting technology. The independent cantilever concept represents the optimal solution in case of intensive use, by minimizing the impact of thermal expansion, while allowing to manage heavy or very large parts without affecting the machine accuracy.
Both the waterjet catch tank and the cantilever are fitted with multiple fixing and leveling points or adjustable pedestals. This ensures an accurate installation process and eventually the proper machine planarity. The tank is made of electro-welded steel with a V-structure able to bear a maximum load of 1000 KG/M2 – 170 lbs/sqf, 2000 Kgs. It undergoes sand-blasting and ceramic painting and a version in stainless steel is also available upon request.
The axes’ guides and racks are protected by sealed bellows which provides complete protection from water and dust. In order to protect and preserve the machine from corrosion and rust, all parts are treated with anti-rust process; base and bridge through sand-blasting and ceramic painting, the guards through electrolytic galvanizing and powder painting.
The motion system is driven, for all axes, by state if the art machine tool grade brushless YASKAWA absolute motors and drives. Tempered ground guides BOSCH REXROTH with recirculating balls and 4 contact points, with a high-precision rack and pinion, located on properly machined surfaces to ensure complete planarity of the system. Very accurate ALPHA WITTENSTEIN gear boxes ensure that the entire system runs seamlessly, while allowing accurate cutting processes at very high feed rates.
HYDRO ABRASIVE CUTTING HEAD (AWJ)
The cutting head, placed on the Z-Axis carriage, has been wholly designed and assembled in CMS. Water is brought to high pressure by an external intensifier and conveyed to the orifice, which is made of either sapphire, ruby or diamond. From the orifice the water jet enters the mixing chamber where, thanks to the venturi effect, it gets mixed with the abrasive coming from the mini-hopper. Orifice, mixing chamber and mixing tube are perfectly aligned and equipped with an auto-centering function which allows easy and fast replacement.
ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED MINIHOPPER W/ 5 POINTS FOR VACUUM DETECTION
The abrasive supply is managed through the CMS’ exclusive electronic mini-hopper, which controls the abrasive amount as well as the correct flow of the abrasive. If for any reason the flow is interrupted, the system automatically stops the cutting process. The entire abrasive flow is monitored in 5 different points, so to ensure safe and smooth manufacturing operations with no interruptions due to lack of abrasive or possible clogging issues.
PRESSURIZED ABRASIVE FEEDING SYSTEM
The main abrasive supply line is equipped with two independent tanks; one with a 330 KG – 727 Lbs capacity and the electronic mini-hopper to supply the cutting head. Unlike most systems, this two tank configuration allows to refill the abrasive without stopping the machine, thus preventing damages to the material being cut, as well as unnecessary downtime. A sensor inside the hopper detects possible lack of abrasive, by stopping the whole system immediately.
DREDGING SYSTEM for ABRASIVE REMOVAL
Dredging system for “no maintenance” abrasive removal. The removal system inside the tank is protected by baskets for collecting scraps and by a metal cage. The tank is ready to install a dredge system for the abrasive removal.
AUTOMATIC HEIGHT SENSOR
The height sensor is an advanced system intended to perform continuous or periodic probing of material surface, in order to maintain a consistent standoff, by automatically adjusting the Z in case of uneven or irregular surfaces. It then avoids possible collision with the material being cut and thus it prevents damages to the cutting head. This device is conceived to leave the machine completely unattended and is available for the 3 and 5 axis cutting heads.
Forced injection, centralized and fully automated device for the management of lubrication of X, Y and Z axes, managed by the numerical control at scheduled intervals, without manual intervention and without stopping the machine. Pressure control and oil minimum level signals shown at the NC.
The laser device is integrated with the cutting system located on the Z axis and is compatible with both 3 and 5 axis technology. It allows to ACQUIRE the ORIGIN of the cutting process, hence allowing to process multiple sheets on the working area. It also performs the ROTO TRANSLATION of a cutting process in case the material placed on the table is not perfectly aligned.
ANTI-COLLISION SYSTEM W/ HEIGHT SENSOR
The anti-collision system, available on the 3 and 5 axis cutting technologies, works simultaneously as a height sensor and collision detector. It automatically sets the correct standoff of the cutting head with respect to the material being cut and it intervenes in case of contact or collision with parts during the cutting process by stopping the machine.
CLEANING SYSTEM FOR THE WORK AREA
A stream of fresh water is directed to the cutting area by removing possible fragments or residues of the material being cut. The water reduces the chances of scratches and allows the feeler to work properly. The cleaning system is also available with an automatic pump which utilizes the water of the tank, in place of fresh water.
SAFETY AND PROTECTION DEVICES
The EASYLINE S Waterjet Cutting System is equipped with devices which assure the highest safety level while running:
- Z-Axis has a motor brake to stop all motions in case of voltage breakdown.
- Safety PLC, electronic system to manage the access to the machine
- Safety pressure switch stops should the machine compressed air be in short supply.
- The electric and water cables are suitably supported by a chain.
- A cutting head guard protects from the water splash back.
- Safety front light curtain barriers.
- Front photoelectric barriers, along with a back metal cage, prevent any possible contact with mechanical parts.
OSAI OPEN-M NUMERICAL CONTROL
EAYSLINE S is driven by an industrial grade OSAAI OPEN-M, an advanced and high performance numerical control coming from CMS’ machine tool experience. All main functions are managed from a PC Based Control Panel which allows easy and intuitive set-up and adjustment of all operations. The PC makes it easier to program the machine and provides outstanding user-friendliness.
The visual interface enables operators to quickly adjust parameters and production values, also thanks to the 21” color monitor and the graphic simulation of the cutting path. The system automatically manages the tool diameter, the contour vectoral speed and the slowdown when cutting, by allowing the interpolation of up to 12 axes. The cutting programs are G-Code based and driven directly from the onboard controller. All CMS’ numerical controls are open architecture (no proprietary code or software). The control unit allows the set-up of a network connection for remote assistance.
HAND HELD REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
Machine control system includes a hand pendant, a remote control unit able to manage up to 6 axes that allows to operate the machine in a safe manner, in compliance with the most stringent international regulations. It features an integrated speed potentiometer, step to step or continuous motion, and emergency button.
TC2020 CAD/CAM SOFTWARE WITH EXTERNAL SYSTEMS
TC2020 is a CAD/CAM software that allows the complete management of the waterjet cutting system technology and consists of 8 modules:
- DRAWING (CAD)
- Material Database (DB)
- Nesting and creation of a cutting list
- Definition of the cutting methods and parameters
- Creation of cutting programs (ISO) and taper protection correction (JDE)
- Production reports showing the cutting times and estimates
- 3D module and special machines
- Interface with external systems
With Tecnocut EASYLINE, Tecnocut CMS grants each customer the possibility to have an advanced system at a very reasonable investment. Twenty years of experience and technological advances allowed us to manufacture high performance equipment that can reduce your production costs, all strictly made in Italy. BE THE BEST. OWN THE BEST. – CMS | your technology partner.