Krons. A cut with the past

Kronos è il nome della nuova gamma di macchine gantry per il taglio termico sviluppate da Ficep, studiate per soddisfare le necessità di chi con l’acciaio Kronos is the name of the new range of gantry thermal cutting machines developed by Ficep, studied to satisfy the needs of those companies who produce steel plates, end plates, stiffeners, etc, starting from the raw material to the finished part, carrying out all the cutting processes in a single operation, without moving the material and with one single operator.

Kronos are heavy structured gantry lines available in three different sizes of plate width (2.500, 3.100 and 3.600 mm) and for lengths up to 24 mt.
The single beam gantry can be equipped with different (in number and type) cutting solutions: depending of the selected model, it is possible to install up to two plasma straight torches, two bevel torches or one straight and one bevel.
The working units are external and positioned along the beam, and slide on two powered carts, each one holding either straight and bevel plasma heads.
If needed, one of the cutting heads can be replaced with a spindle (5,5 kW of power at 6.000 RPM, with ISO30 connection) to carry out pre-holes.
In addition to the above, Kronos can also hold up to four oxycutting torches.

Kronos can process plates in different dimensions and thicknesses: starting from 5 mm up to 150 mm with plates from 500×800 mm up to 3.600×24.000 mm (with the bigger model).
It uses the traditional HyperTherm HPR400XD, as well as the brand new XPR170 and XPR300 generators.The last one represents the most recent innovation in terms of plasma cutting offering better performances, reducing the use and maintenance costs and implementing new functionalities.
Depending on the presence and the number of bevel heads, the number of axes also changes: from a minimum of 4 axes up to a maximum of 10 (5 of which interpolated).
The interpolation is a function that allows not only to optimize the use of the axes in the working phase, but also to reduce the dead times: the new cycles developed by Ficep come from its long experience in the manufacturing of machine tools, where the repositioning between two operations is not sequential, but is obtained thanks to the axes interpolation, thus reducing the production times.