SteelPRO 600 Space-Saving Beam Line for Structural Steel Processing
ONTARIO, Canada, March 22 – This week Inovatech Engineering Corp. unveiled the SteelPRO 600 robotic plasma beam line. “The 600” is the third and smallest of the SteelPRO line. But don’t be fooled by the small footprint. The 600 brings medium-size fabricators and job shops the same capabilities and high output capacity as its forerunner.
Notable for its innovative robotic CNC plasma systems, structural steel processing is the sole focus of this Canadian CNC machine maker. Along with Inovatech’s first-rate service and support, its SteelPRO beam lines have gained attention from the structural steel world.
A decade ago, President and chief engineer Miguel Clement and his team were among the first to introduce a robotic CNC plasma machine. The SteelPRO 1000 processed structural profiles such as I-beams, angle and tubing in tandem with flat steel plate. As a result, the company extended its success with The SteelPRO 900—an extremely robust, high production machine. Today, “The 900” continues to earn stellar praise and new orders from shipbuilders and large-scale fabricators.
But, for customers with an already cramped shop floor, Clement says, “Size matters.”
Small-scale footprint yields large-scale output.
Despite its new, compact design, the SteelPRO 600 sports the same structural steel processing capabilities as The 900. Its seven-axis robotic cell relies on the same Fanuc® M20IA. Coupled with a Hypertherm XPR® 300A plasma system, the robot creates fast, precise cuts on all structural steel profiles. Although it’s been carefully engineered to fit snugly in the typical job shop, The 600 carries a surprisingly affordable price tag.
In addition to the machine’s trimmer profile, Inovatech’s robotic CNC software now comes standard as a single package. The feature-rich SteelPRO FullCircle™ suite brings a profound boost in productivity and simplicity. Features include automatic part nesting, on-the-fly path jogging and editing, detailed production tracking and efficiency analysis.
That said, Clement and his team didn’t stop there. Both machines come standard with a SteelPRO pressure boost system. A new, torque-sensing follower eliminates the need for calibration. Also new for 2017 are a pipe-cutting option and a selection of available SteelPRO dust collection systems. Inovatech’s powered material transfer system aids in continuous operation, and remains an option for SteelPRO beam lines.