Along with an ability to accurately cut precision profiles from two-inch to 36-inch diameter pipe up to 42 feet in length at an affordable price, the new RB Series integrates a totally automated material handling system on a small footprint. With the infeed conveyor, raw material is continuously fed into the machine, cut and profiled with a pantograph cutting arm, and then systematically moved out parallel to an offload storage cutting table. The total process is automated and streamlined for next level productivity, while HGG’s unique integrated two-point fume extraction system optimizes operator safety and dramatically reduces smoke buildup in the shop.
The ProCutter 900 RB offers fabricators the same cost-saving benefits as other machines in the ProCutter pipe-cutting machine family (ProCutter 600 and ProCutter 900), including precision accuracy to dramatically reduce grinding, fitting and welding time after pipe profiles are cut. ProCutter 900 RB machinery also integrates the same components, including proprietary HGG software for easy 3D parameter-based part profile programming and work preparation, a three-jaw chuck for secure pipe positioning, a durable pipe support and cutting bed with roller bed for easy pipe loading and unloading, a rugged and durable machine frame, a cutting trolly with biaxial cutting head using plasma, and an easy-to-use operator interface with graphic touch-screen navigation.
As with all ProCutter pipe-cutting machines, proprietary HGG software is a distinguishing technology feature of the ProCutter 900 RB. Profile cutting parameters such as root, kerf, and divergence can be programmed to provide perfect fit-up.
Equipped with both oxy-fuel and plasma, all ProCutter pipe-cutting machines (ProCutter 600, 900 and 900RB) cover a wide variety of materials, sizes and wall thicknesses. For unique shape profiling (e.g. partial joint penetration), ProCutter machines provide constant and efficient weld preparation despite existing plasma limitations for tilting. With their capability to perform more intelligent shape profiling, all ProCutter machines easily and automatically switch from groove weld preparation to a fillet weld preparation (no extreme beveling needed) once the beveling limitation is exceeded.
HGG is a leading supplier of pipe cutting machines, robotic profile cutting lines and associated cutting equipment solutions around the world. HGG Profiling Equipment, an HGG subsidiary located in Houston, provides comprehensive sales and service support for the company’s growing customer base in North America, Central America and South America.
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