CNC Independent Axis Hot Wire Foam Cutter
MEGAPLOT TW848i SINGLE WIRE INDEPENDENT AXIS CNC HOT WIRE FOAM CUTTER
The Megaplot CNC foam cutter is a computer-controlled device used to cut any shape in expanded and extruded foams. The hot wire moves in the Y and X planes thanks to microstepper motors controlled by the PC. This allows for a great cutting quality and high cutting speeds. The Megaplot precise mechanisms and perfect electronic control of motors movement enable the operator to cut any shape, as long as its thickness corresponds with the thickness of the material. There is also the option of designing and cutting a few different outlines of the same project which results in very attractive 3D shapes. The TurnTable makes it possible to cut e.g. spheres, Lathe is irreplacable in column cutting, further possibilities come with the ShapeWire Tool.
Independent Axis Cutting
Simple two-color drawings support
5-Year Warranty Machine, 2 Year Componets, 1 Year Computer
Heavy-Duty, Extruded Aluminum Construction
Single Automatic Tensioned Cutting Wire
Titanium, Low-Stretch, Heavy-Duty Hot Wire
Lathe, Shape Tool, Turntable, Remote Control
MegaPlot Software is Available in 11 Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Slovakian, Romanian and Russian.
3D Cutting From 3DRaw Models Using Your 3D Software (Rhino 3D, etc.)
Heavy-Duty Stepper Motors Independently Drive Axis
Ball-Bearing Drive Track System Ensures Smooth, Quiet Operation
Runs on Any Pentium PC with Windows® 95 thru XP
Accepts Files from PC and Mac in HPGL (.plt) and CAD (.dxf) Formats
Comes Complete with Controller Driver
How it works?
The resistant cutting wire is stretched between two trolleys. On one end it's fixed to a tensometer constantly measuring and monitoring the wire tension and sending current info to the electronic controller. On the other end, the wire is spooled on a large roll fixed to a motor. The required wire tension is set in th software and then during a cut, as the trolleys move independently the tensometer constantly checks the tension, sends the signals to the controller which spools or unspools the wire on the other end to maintain the required tension regardless of trolleys' position. This is a far superior solution over what's offered by our competitors. The first and most important difference is that the trolleys' offset is unlimited, meaning that e.g. the front trolley can stay in the lower left position while the back trolley travels all the way to the upper right corner. Complex as the constant spooling/unspooling may sound, it's all taken care of by our software and the electronic controller; all the operator has to do is to install the wire (and this remained as easy as it has been so far) and set the required tension in the software.
Megaplot FoamShaper software:
New! 3D support! Cut any 3D shape out of a 3D model.
- comes free of charge with all MegaPlot foam cutters
- 11 language versions
- unlimited free upgrades. If you already own a MegaPlot cutter, please us to receive the latest version of FoamShaper free of charge.
- HPGL.plt and .dxf support
- auto object linking and path generation
- configurable parameters and full control of Lathe and TurnTable
- Manual Control in all axes (X, Y and Z)
- unlimited material and parameters configurations saving
- auto stop when the wire breaks; continuation upon wire replacement
- advanced duplication module
- cutting process simulation
- Pentium-class PC
- Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 or XP
- any graphics software with HPGL.plt or .dxf export, i.e. Corel Draw, AutoCAD, etc.
There are two types of EPS suitable for tooling with a hot wire foam cutter:
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is perhaps more common in everyday life — it is the white foam found in drink cups, coolers, insulation, product packaging, etc. It is made up of over 95 percent air and less than 5 percent of polystyrene. The styrene pellets are heated with steam so that they expand rapidly and form a block of low density foam. This kind of foam is inexpensive and light—it usually weights between 15-30 kg per cubic meter. Although it does not degrade under normal circumstances, it is being often recycled.
Extruded polystyrene (XPS) has the same chemical composition as the expanded polystyrene foam, yet it is manufactured in a different way, and as a result this foam — having smaller air pockets — is denser and more homogenous. It is often pink, blue, green, etc. The extruded polystyrene foam is perfect for making any kind of displays.
There is a number of reasons for which the above two kinds of foam have such a wide range of applications. Generally, foam is:
- perfect for both indoors and outdoors
- suitable for a variety of coatings (water-based paints, cement-based coatings, metal coatings, etc.)
- durable— if coated properly, can virtually last for years
MEGAPLOT TERMS and CONDITIONS OF SALE
Approximately 3-4 working weeks (ex works) upon receipt of deposit and subject to our confirmation at the time Demand accepts the order. Demand will not be liable if Goods are delivered later than the originally indicated date, regardless of the cause of the delay.
Customers are required to pay a minimum 10% non-refundable deposit when an order is placed so as to make the order valid. Payment of the non-refundable balance shall be payable prior to shipping. Where final payment is not received within 30 days of notification of machine completion, the deposit may, at Demand’s sole discretion, be forfeited and the machine supplied to another customer.
Validity of Quoted Prices and Orders
Quoted prices remain valid for 30 days from the date of the quote. A quote is not in itself an offer that when accepted creates a binding relationship between Demand and the Customer. No order made by a Customer will be binding on Demand until accepted in writing by Demand (“Accepted Orders”). Accepted Orders placed with Demand will only be accepted on these Terms. No Accepted Order may be cancelled except with Demand’s written consent and on terms that will indemnify Demand against all costs, losses, expenses and liabilities directly or indirectly incurred by Demand in connection with or in relation to the Accepted Order.
Local taxes, duties and levies are not included in quotes.
One set of manuals with instructions for maintenance and operation of the machine and relevant electrical and installation drawings will be supplied in an English version, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Customer and Demand.
Design of Goods
While every effort will be made to supply items and equipment complying with published specifications, in the interest of continuing product improvement Demand reserves the right to modify, without notice, any specifications or equipment in a manner that does not materially detract from the fitness of the Goods for their intended purpose.
Off Site Works
Quotes for services that include off site labor, such as for Installations or Service at the premises of the Customer, are made on the basis that, other than where the quote specifically states otherwise, all work will be carried out during normal working hours. Normal working hours being Monday to Friday, 8 hours day time work per Day, but excluding United States Public Holidays.
For a period of up to five (5) years after commissioning the MegaPlot computerized foam cutter equipment supplied by Demand or its nominated agent. See Warranty Period by Component. Components may be replaced or repaired; free of charge (ex-works) any parts found to be defective provided that the failure has occurred during ordinary use of the equipment and that the defective parts are returned, carriage paid, to the premises of Demand. Demand’s liability under these Terms is expressly limited to a liability to pay the Customer an amount equal to whichever is the lowest amount of:
a) cost of replacing the Goods;
b) cost of obtaining equivalent Goods; or
c) cost of having the Goods repaired,
All freight, Local import taxes, duties, levies and the like, travel, accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses incurred in replacement or repair of equipment is to be borne by the Customer.
Guarantees are restricted to the replacement or repair of mechanical and electrical equipment supplied by Demand and no claim for loss of production or any consequential damage to person or property will be accepted by Demand.
If the goods are not manufactured by Demand, the guarantee of the manufacturer of those Goods is accepted by the Customer and is the only guarantee given to the Customer in respect of the Goods. Demand agrees to assign to the Customer upon request by the Customer the benefit of any warranty or entitlement to the Goods that the manufacturer has granted to Demand to the extent that such is assignable.
The installation of Demand machines shall be carried out by Demand or by an approved agent. Failure to do so will void the machine warranty. In this case, goods manufactured by others may, at the discretion of the manufacturer of said goods, retain limited warranty with the said manufacturer.
Warranty Period by Component
1 - Machine and mechanical components – (5) years.
2 - Controller and electrical components – (2) years
3 - PC (computer if supplied with machine at time of purchase) and other accessories are warranted for one (1) year.
Warranty for self installation is limited to parts only, for period of one (1) year from date of purchase.
Demand makes no express warranties beyond those stated in these Terms. All conditions and warranties implied by statute or common law are to the extent permitted by law expressly excluded.
Notwithstanding anything else contained in these Terms, Demand will not be liable to the Customer for loss of profits or contracts or other indirect or consequential loss whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise.
Demand shall not incur any liability in the event that it is delayed in its performance of its obligations by force majeure.
Risk and Passing of Property
Risk in the Goods will pass to the customer when the Goods leave Demands premises. Notwithstanding the above, property of the Goods shall remain with Demand until full and final payment has been received by Demand. If the Customer fails to make full payment for any Goods supplied by Demand, Demand is entitled to possession of those Goods and may recover them and sell them. The Customer must place those Goods at the disposal of Demand and Demand is entitled to enter upon any premises of the Customer and remove those Goods.
Whole of Agreement
These Terms and anything contained in an Accepted Order supersedes and replaces any other agreement, arrangement or understanding between Demand and the Customer. These Terms can only be amended in writing by Demand Products.
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