Size no obstacle for 3D system

POWER Machinery has launched a 6-axis robotic PythonX CNC plasma cutting fabrication system which automates shop's structural fabrication tasks into a single machine.

POWER Machinery has launched a 6-axis robotic PythonX CNC plasma cutting fabrication system which automates shop’s structural fabrication tasks into a single machine.

The new technology brings automated 3D fabrication to processing beams, channels, HSS, angle, plate and bar.

The system is said to have unprecedented flexibility abs offers huge savings in floor space, labour and material handling.

The PythonX reportedly offers the functions of a beam drill line, band saw, angle line, plate/bar line, coping machine, marking machine and small burning machine.

The torch head probes and measures the piece to be cut and places each feature exactly where it needs to be.

The PythonX accepts files via direct download from structural design software, such as Tekla XSTEEL, SDS/2 and AutoCAD. The machine control reads the file, probes and measures the piece, then goes to work.

According the company, it will cut steel up to 32mm thick in shapes up to 1200mm wide and 400mm high. With conveyor options, it can handle beams up to 26 metres long.