Process Cycles

It’s about Productivity

Gross-Umstadt (GER), November 2018 - At this year’s EuroBLECH, Messer Cutting Systems concentrated on the subject of productivity. Whether machine, service, or software, the machine manufacturer showed how productivity in your organisation can be improved through automation, transparency, and availability.

Messer Cutting Systems were proud to announce their new high-performance cutting machine, the MetalMaster Xcel. With fast process cycles, high acceleration, and even better cutting quality and accuracy through smooth guidance from the helical gearing and linear guides, the MetalMaster Xcel is the machine of choice for all who want to produce quality economical cuts. The savings from higher quality cuts (reducing finishing work) and faster production cycles ensures that the MetalMaster Xcel will pay for itself in a very short time.

Options for the new MetalMaster Xcel include the new plasma bevel cutting unit Bevel-R with the latest plasma systems as well as fibre laser cutting that can be combined with plasma cutting, not only on one plan but in one part (e.g. internal precision cuts with laser, less critical cuts with plasma for higher cutting speeds).

The cutting processes, plasma, and fibre laser can also be complemented by optional marking processes. These include a conveyor belt table with integrated machine track to ensure easy access for loading and unloading. There is also a belt feeder to remove small parts and slag, which saves auxiliary operating times further increasing productivity.
Messer Cutting Systems Bevel-R™ can accurately cut bevel profiles (non-vertical) on almost any contour. When programmed to cut at bevel angle, the angle offset, compensation, and feed rate are controlled by the same NC part programs, while other parameters are input by a database. The system is used to create contour bevels of V, X, or Y for weld-preparation surfaces or for active cutting edges like on earth engagement tools. Bevel and land edge configurations can be created via multiple passes.
With its new software product family OmniFab®, Messer Cutting Systems offer a modular solution connecting all systems to increase productivity and enable automated document exchange in order management and work preparation. The Factory Data Capture module enables the flow of all shop floor information from production back into the ERP system and production management. The Machine Insight module automatically collects all important data from a Messer cutting machine during production and enables the monitoring of machines and the analysis of operational key figures like equipment effectiveness.
OmniWin 2018 combines the highest technical flexibility with fast, efficient operation. The integrated working operations of CAD, import, and nesting for vertical and beveled parts optimise the working process. The company’s experts will demonstrate the new functions, including the 3D import for SolidWorks, 3D import for AutoCAD Inventor, quick swapping of the sheet in nesting plan, editing DXF contours during import, or copying of nesting plans.

A further highlight is the pre-calculation with LogiCal and OmniWin in perfect interaction.
With the Original Messer Service Support, the company ensures maximum availability of your system and thus an important part of your business success. The 360° service concept offers you service level agreements that clients can match individually and flexibly to their needs for a fixed price and a fixed duration. Further highlights include online analysis on demand: With the maintenance manager and data glasses, the company guarantees faster reaction times as well as efficient and targeted error analyses for faster availability of the system.
Conventional face-to-face training is, without doubt, highly effective, but at the same time it involves high costs for customers both in terms of time and money. The MCS Academy is currently working on building up an eLearning platform that can be accessed at any time of day or night in multiple languages to complement the current range of face-to-face workshops.

The key phrase in this context is “new learning methods”: This involves edutainment, which means the entertaining preparation of learning material, and the new topics virtual reality and augmented reality. With this pioneering concept, the Messer Cutting Systems Academy emphasizes the central value of training and continued education at Messer Cutting Systems.