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  Web Cutting System





The Franklin Web Plasma Cutting system is a combination of unique material handling and high performance CNC Plasma cutting machine. Raw sheets are automatically retrieved and loaded by a Programmable Gantry system. Each plate is loaded onto the infeed conveyor and squared by hydraulic pushers. The plates are then moved by the powered roller conveyor on the driven plasma slat table. Once the webs or other parts are cut, the plasma slat table conveys forward unloading the completed parts and skeleton.











The CNC Plasma Cutting Machine contains brushless AC servo drives and planetary gear boxes providing positioning speed up to 1000 IPM. Planetary gear boxes in both X and Y axis virtually eliminate backlash while providing a smooth consistent motion. A two (2) inch wide stainless steel band positions the carriages. Proper X-axis pinion engagement is assured via a unique spring cam arrangement. Built per ISO 230-2 Acceptance Code for machine tools using a laser interferometer. Both X and Y axis contain an .018" accuracy (in 72" travel), .005" repeatability.






The Web Plate Conveyor is located directly under the overhead Gantry loading rails. The conveyor uses AC/VF drives and contains hydraulic datum pushers for squaring the loaded sheet.






The preceding material can be stored in programmable bin locations while the current sheet is being processed. Floor mounted low rail on the material load end provides easy loading of heavy stacks direct to storage area.





The Vacuum Gantry can load up to two (2) plasma lines with storage depths up to 80-ft travel. The gantry is semi-automatic with touch screen control. Bin locations are programmable by plate size and section. Sheet sizes are optional from 20-60 foot in length x 72" wide. Vacuum lifter has material contact sensors and vacuum monitor for safe automatic pick and place operation.