The PAC 60TM is capable of producing parts with a true angle up to +/- 60 deg with continuous rotation. That means that regardless of the geometry of the part to be cut, the PAC 60TM will produce it without having to reposition the cutting head, saving time and producing higher quality parts.
Constant Stand Off – Bevel Cutting
The PAC 60™ incorporates as standard “Touch Probe” height detection to set a precise stand-off before piercing, or to predetermine the flatness of the material and make compensations in the “Z” height, to maintain an accurate stand-off while bevel cutting. An optional Laser Sensor is also available to perform Precision Terrain Mapping on the surface of the material to be cut. This information is then used to maintain an accurate stand-off distance between the nozzle and the work piece, resulting in more accurate parts than any other 5 axis head on the market. Other 5 axis heads set their stand-off only at the piercing point and then assume the work piece is completely flat along the cut path, which is almost never the case. As material flatness varies and stand-off changes, so does the geometry of the part being cut. So a constant, accurate stand-off is critical when angle cutting, and the greater the angle, the more critical it becomes.
The PAC 60™ operating software incorporates the True Cut® algorithms data base, developed to determine the predicted taper at a given surface finish. This taper is then compensated for when cutting the part, anywhere from 0 to 60 degrees, giving you “Precision Angle Control” of any part that can be produced on an X-Y abrasive waterjet cutting machine.
Direct Drive Technology
By incorporating patented† Direct Drive DC Servo Motor Technology for the 4th & 5th axis, the PAC 60™ is capable of positioning accuracy to ± 0.1 degrees with rapid acceleration and positioning speeds. Making the PAC 60™ the fastest, most accurate 5 axis waterjet cutting head available in abrasive waterjet cutting.
The PAC 60™ is also available with the patented “Tech-Sense™” to ensure your bevel cutting head is working efficiently. When Tech-Sense™ is used in conjunction with Softec® Mobile Phone Communication, you can receive and reply to text messages from wherever you want. This unique feature makes “Lights Out” operation a reality, something very useful on a Water jet machine where run times can be hours or days.