As part of Hypertherm's SureCut™ technology, Rapid Part™ technology offers up to 100% increase in productivity, automatically, without operator intervention. Rapid Part technology uses motion optimization techniques programmed into the part program and automatically executed by the Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
- Increases the number of parts produced per hour by up to 100%.
- Delivers cut-to-cut cycle time reduction automatically without operator intervention up to 80% and reduces time to cut each part by about 50%.
How does it work?
Rapid Part technology targets and optimizes five aspects of the total cutting process that causes longer cycle time and occurs during the period from the last cut or pierce to the next pierce.
|Process||Hypertherm component||What happens|
|Torch retract||ArcGlide® or Sensor™ THC||Rapid vertical (Z-axis) motion intelligently retracts the torch to the next pierce height, based on material and part properties.|
|Table motion||ProNest® nesting software||Optimized motion instructions programmed with its optional Collision Avoidance module, which minimizes the chances of torch collision and the distance between the end of one cut and the pierce on the next part.|
|Initial Height Sensing (IHS)||ArcGlide® or Sensor™ THC||
|Gas pre-flow||Completed simultaneously during initial height sensing and during machine motion if IHS is skipped.|
|Pierce detect||XPR™ system||Automatically detects when system has pierced to plate on certain thicknesses and torch is ready to move.|
Rapid Part technology
Rapid Part Technology: Step-by-step Process Animation