Beveling and drilling are crucial

The job shop MAP Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik GmbH & Co. KG located in Gingen an der Fils in southwest of Germany specializes in the production of custom parts using plasma and oxyfuel cutting technologies.
In order to renew its machine park and to become faster and more flexible in production, the Baden-Württemberg based company MAP Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik GmbH was looking for new cutting machinery. The job cutting business found their solution at MicroStep – and invested into a complex CombiCut machine. This multi functional system enables bevel cutting with plasma, 2D oxyfuel cutting, drilling, tapping, countersinking and marking with a powerful combination of two gantries.

MAP Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik GmbH, based in Baden-Württemberg, decided to use a plasma-oxyfuel combination of the CombiCut series. The flexible cutting system allows plasma bevel cuts, oxyfuel cutting, drilling, tapping and marking on two gantries.

About 50 kilometers east of Stuttgart in Germany lies the Baden Württemberg municipality of Gingen an der Fils. Here, a modern job cutting company is operating their production facility. Small-sized locksmiths as well as large steel construction companies rely on the products of MAP Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik GmbH. Thanks to decades of experience, the contractor produces parts from small batches of 1 up to 500 pieces. All this with innovative machines that make Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik ready to handle even the most urgent orders. These are usually handled with a two-shift operation and, if necessary, a third shift may be added on short notice.

Special solution integrates two gantries in one cutting machine over a table sized 24,000 x 3,000 mm.

The most common tasks for this sheet metal service include production of custom parts using plasma and oxyfuel cutting technologies. On average, 300 tons of raw material are processed every month. Prinzing Brennschneidtechnik has recently invested into a multi-functional cutting system which offers a multitude of processing options. After an extensive search for the right cutting solution, Hans Prinzing‘s management has decided to purchase a combined plasma and oxyfuel machine with supplemental drilling technology. “We looked at the entire market and also attended several technology demonstrations. All the technology combinations were known beforehand. The decisive factor for MicroStep was the bevel cutting equipment and the drilling unit. The drill was the most powerful among all competitors,“ Hans Prinzing looks back.

The first gantry was equipped with a variety of different technologies. The various integrated supports allow bevel cuts with fine plasma, oxyfuel cutting with two oxyfuel torches, drilling up to 40 mm and threading up to M33 with an automatic drilling spindle.

And so, in order to achieve maximum flexibility in production, the company Prinzing opted for a special solution which integrates two gantries in one cutting machine over a table sized 24,000 x 3,000 mm. The first gantry is equipped with a plasma rotator for bevel cutting and two straight oxyfuel cutting heads for parallel cutting of thicker materials. The drilling spindle enables drilling of holes up to 40 mm in diameter and tapping up to M33. At the request of the company, a fully automatic tool magazine for 16 tools has been added to facilitate the wide range of jobs to be done on the machine.

The second gantry is designed for processing higher material thicknesses. Three torches allow oxyfuel cutting of thicker sheets, a needle marker is used for marking the flat material. As on the first gantry, a drilling spindle was integrated for drilling up to 40 mm and threading up to M33.

The second gantry also contains a drilling unit for drilling up to 40 mm, tapping up to M33 and countersinking. In addition, there are another three 2D oxyfuel cutting heads and a punch marker. “There were no problems with the commissioning even though our existing table was integrated together with our suction system. We are satisfied with the performance, the drilling works great,” concludes Mr. Prinzing.

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