Introducing UltraSharp-Precision Shape Cutting Technology

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SigmaTEK Systems and ITT Corporation are combining their technologies to form an unparalleled UltraSharp plasma cutting system.

SigmaTEK Systems and ITT Corporation are combining their most powerful technologies: SigmaNEST, Burny and Kaliburn, to produce the unparalleled UltraSharp plasma cutting system.

The UltraSharp system combines SigmaNEST HDX-enabled software, the Burny ACM controller and the Kaliburn Spirit plasma with INOVA height controls. The system has been calibrated to ensure the highest quality in hole cutting.

The process is simple: Nest parts using SigmaNEST with HDX technology, load the program into a Burny controller with Advanced Command Messaging, and cut it on a table that has been equipped with a Kaliburn Spirit system utilizing INOVA height controls.

SigmaNEST HDX processes parts specifically for precision plasma cutting. It assigns special lead-ins and lead-outs to each part to eliminate divots in small holes. SigmaNEST adjusts gas pressures, plasma amperage and height controls while it generates the cutting program. SigmaNEST automatically calibrates the NC toolpath to achieve a balance between pierce holds, feedrates and advance-off movements, resulting in cylindrical, taper-free holes.

After SigmaNEST has completed a program, the data is sent to a Burny controller that has Advanced Command Messaging (ACM) capabilities. The Burny plasma controller distributes the cutting data contained within the SigmaNEST program by decoding the information and sending it through the proper channels. As plasma cutting takes place, cutting conditions are continually changing to ensure that every angle and arc are cut with optimal precision.

When the Burny controller distributes cutting data, it is received by the KALIBURN Spirit plasma cutting system with INOVA height controls. The KALIBURN Spirit is a powerful plasma supply that produces very consistent cut quality on all sides of the arc. Its superior torch design creates a more focused flame which eliminates the possibility of unwanted taper.

By combining SigmaNEST HDX with the Burny ACM-enabled controller and the KALIBURN Spirit, fabricators can achieve phenomenal UltraSharp hole quality, even at a 1:1 ratio!

For more information on implementing the latest in precision plasma cutting technology, please call 513-674-0005 or visit or or .


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