that use numerically controlled or computerized numerically controlled
technology combined with a table and a plasma cutting torch to cut metal,
aluminum and other materials quickly and precisely into almost any shapes
desired. Using coordinates supplied by the computer, a plasma torch positions
itself over the table and cuts shapes defined by the parameters supplied
by the computer. This is typically setup using a DXF Cut file of some
The Plasma cutting process is used to cut steel of different thicknesses
using a plasma torch. In this process, an inert gas is exhusted at high
speed out of a small nozzle; while an electrical arc is formed through
that gas from the nozzle to the surface being cut, turning much of that
gas to plasma. The plasma is hot enough to melt the metal being cut and
moves fast enough to blow molten metal away from the cut. Scroll down
to see photos and specifications.
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Silhouette 1000 is a low cost light duty cantilever plasma table cutting
system ideally suited for a fabricating shop or maintenance department
needing a high quality, photo-optical controlled shape cutting system.
Optional Vision LE CNC.
All the features combine into a system that gives the Silhouette
1000 the precision and stability needed for consistent accurate cutting.
Rack-and-pinion drives, rugged cross beam and hardened round rails are
standard equipment. Cutting and tracing widths of 4 or 6 feet (1219 and
1829 mm) are available. With optional rail extensions and extra tracing
tables, length can be established as required for your application.
A moveable tracing table and easy-to-use HL-90 Optical Tracer will
let you cut parts faster and easier.
The HL-90 will give you years of dependable service tracing lines
as narrow as 0.030" (0.762 mm), at speeds from 2 - 118 inches per minute
(50.8 - 3000 mm/m). Forward offset provides accurate corner cuts, while
kerf compensation is adjustable up to ±1/8" (3 mm). Cutting parameters
controlled from the HL-90 control panel include: direction of travel;
speed; operating mode; power and cutting oxygen.
The machine has enough capacity to accommodate up to five cutting
stations. Station configurations can include four oxygen/fuel-gas torches,
one plasma torch, or a combination of up to four oxygen/fuel-gas stations
and one plasma station. Optional motorized lifts are available as well
as a festoon system to ease cable and hose movement along the rail.
Add the optional Vision LE CNC to the Silhouette 1000 and automate
your cutting operations. The cutting process will be faster, more accurate
and more productive. Part programs can be created directly from templates.
All cutting functions and machine travel are controlled quickly and accurately.
In addition, parts can be nested to increase efficient material use.
Drive In Both Axes
Cradle Mounted Round Rail System
Standard 15' (4572 mm) Rail System Yields 12' (3657 mm) of Machine
Five Station Capacity
Moveable Tracing Table
HL-90 Optical Tracer With Command Mark Slowdown
Tracing Speeds From 2 - 118 inches per minute (50 - 3000 mm/min)
Positive Pattern Catch of Ink or Good Quality Pencil Drawings
Kerf Compensation up to +/- 0.125" (3 mm)
Forward Offset For Accurate Corner Cuts
Tracer Mounted Machine Controls (Machine Direction, Cutting Speed,
Operating Mode, Power On/Off)
Automatic Cutting Oxygen Shut Off
Plates Up To 4" Thick (100 mm) Can Be Cut With a Single Oxygen/Fuel-Gas
Stationary Cross Drive With Moveable Torch Slide Bar
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optional ESAB's Vision LE is a high performance PC-based control
designed specifically for cutting machines. It is fast, easy to use,
and offers features that are focused on plate cutting. The Vision
LE is the ideal control for a wide range of machines, from entry level
to large gantries. It provides a graphical user interface on a PC
based system that is as reliable as it is simple. On screen graphics
and hardware features like the soft-key menu and speed potentiometer
make it easier to operate by putting the necessary controls at your
fingertips. The Vision LE also has many advanced features not found
in competitive controls, such as multi-tasking, program parking, plate
alignment, program graphics with real-time display of running point,
graphical shape library, high speed dry-run, and kerf override.
High Speed Motion Control and I/O Control Hardware with 1 ms Servo
Update Time, and built-in 3 Axis support for dual-side drive gantries.
PC-Based Processor with 16 MBytes part program storage, allows
instant access to hundreds of part programs or nests.
Advanced Motion Control algorithms use velocity feedforward compensation,
s-curve evaluation, acceleration/deceleration based on radius or angle
of intersection, and kerf overlap avoidance.
Speed Potentiometer - Provides easier, more accurate control of
cutting speed, and is always accessible.
Sealed Keypanel with Easy Touch buttons are easy to feel, and give
a positive "click" when pressed. Durable panel is sealed against dust
Teach Trace Interface - Connects directly to the Video Path or
other competitive tracers to allow trace-and-cut or trace-and-record.
Part Program Graphics - On screen graphics show real-time tool
position during program execution, graphical selection of shape library
programs, graphical preview of dimensioned shapes and graphics-to-text
Exclusive Library of 51 Shapes - Simple user interface allows the
operator to graphically select the desired shape, enter the required dimensions,
then see a graphical preview of the part before storing the new program.
Step & Repeat - Automatically cut an array of parts by entering
X and Y repetition values.
Mirror Image & Part Rotation - Rotate a part to any angle, or mirror
in either axis.
Kerf On The Fly / Kerf Override - Cut width path compensation is
fast, and kerf width can be changed during program execution. This allows
the operator to fine tune part size, for more accurate parts, less scrap,
and less setup time.
Cut Plasma Tables are a low cost medium duty machine with years of
research, development and engineering providing the customer with a piece
of mind that you are getting the most CNC plasma cutting technology for
your money. The EZ Cut CNC software is user friendly, reliable and has
all the functionality you will need to get up and running fast. Combine
this with unlimited CNC plasma table support, free onsite plasma cutter
training & onsite plasma table installation and your choice is clear.
American Machine Tools offers four models of EZ Cut CNC plasma cutter
tables for your metal cutting and shape cutting jobs. These automated
plasma cutters are manufactured using fully welded steel table legs and
heavy duty bearings with only the highest quality materials and components.
Our CNC plasma cutting machines are paired with your choice of Hypertherm
or Thermal Dynamics plasma cutting torches to give you high definition
plasma cutting capability with quick and efficient cutting.
with reinforced fully welded steel support legs. The base frame is fabricated
using 10mm thick aerospace grade aluminum with precision extruded bearing
datums. It has an integrated pan/fume extraction plenum and reinforced
steel leg supports.
Gantry is engineered for maximum stiffness using high quality aluminum
extrusion. The 10mm wall thickness and 6 x 8 rectangular tube structure
combine to make the gantry extremely rigid. Precision references for the
linear bearings are extruded in the design.
Cast aluminum gantry supports are used to hold X-axis drive motors and
bearings. The supports are machined on a four axis horizontal machining
center to ensure that they are parallel and perpendicular. Castings provide
extremely stable support for the gantry.
Self-contained recirculating DualVee™ bearings are used on all axes. This
is ideal for plasma systems because the bearings themselves are isolated
from the environment while the rolling contact between the wheel and track
sweeps debris aside.
System: The 2 phase digital, brush less, synchronous electric motors EZ
Cut has selected for the 2300 Plasma have undergone extensive testing.
The inductance and resistance of the windings are optimized for system
smoothness. The integrated digital motor drives have also been optimized
to run these motors efficiently.
Gearbox: The X axis drive transmissions are manufactured using an aluminum
casting and feature steel cable reinforced urethane belt-drives. The output
pinions are supported by a dual bearing arbor with wide bearing separation
for better stiffness.
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