Vernon Tool, a Lincoln Electric Company, offers the Razor robotic tube cutting and profiling system. It is designed to improve productivity and quality by consolidating the typical multi-step fabrication process–setup, layout, manual/CNC machining and end prep–into one operation. It is suited for tube and pipe fabricators in heavy fabrication, agricultural, construction, vehicle and tube-frame manufacturing.
The system includes a six-axis Fanuc Robotics ARC Mate 100iC industrial robot; a Fanuc R-30iA controller; a servo-driven, two-axis positioning carriage; a four-jaw idler; and a plasma cutting unit. The system can process tubes with cross-sectional dimensions measuring 11.5" (8 × 8, 10 × 4) and overall lengths measuring 40 ft. Optional high-definition plasma cutting equipment can achieve maximum cutting speeds of 320 ipm, depending on the material being cut.