The BPS has been designed after 5 years of market research and with input from leading design and supplier companies to be the class leader in precision plasma cutting.
The Baykal BPS is the precision flagship of the range plate. Designed for high accuracy plasma cutting the machine can be built in a wide variety of configurations with 2 or more plasmas, bevel cutting, marking devices and even drilling and tapping heads.
TRUE HOLE TECHNOLOGY “Full Suite”
Hypertherm’s patent-pending True Hole cutting technology for mild steel produces significantly better hole quality than possible using plasma. This is delivered automatically without operator intervention, to produce unmatched hole quality that surpasses the competition.
True Hole Technology requires a HyPerformance Plasma HPRXD® auto gas system along with a True Hole enabled cutting table, nesting software, CNC, and torch height control.
Strength and stability:
The BPS has been designed to capitalise on Baykal’s skill in fabrication and machining to be the strongest and stiffest machine in its class. This structure guarantees long term accuracy and minimum vibration for the whole of the machine’s life. Combined with the precision drive components this means that the machine can give higher quality and accuracy or shorter cycle times for a given quality level.
Built for long life and high reliability:
At Baykal we are used to supplying machines which are still in service after 25 years. We believe in building long life machines with quality components from such companies as
Hypertherm for the plasma, Yaskawa for the motors, Gudel for rack and pinions, our aim is to ensure maximum service life and minimum downtime but most of all, maximum lifetime
return on your investment.
High Precision Drive System:
The double side drives are fitted with AC servos and very high precision (3 arc minute) planetary gearboxes. This ensures that the drive system is equal to or better than the highest precision systems available in the market. The unique floating drive arrangement allows constant pinion/rack mesh without the excessive wear or compliance associated with spring or pneumatically loaded backlash compensation systems.
Torch Height Control and Crash Protection:
Baykal has also refined the whole torch protection/initial height sensing system. The touch height sensing system is designed to minimise contact forces on the torch and hence improve consumable life, increase accuracy of initial height sensing and shorten the starting cycle.
The BPS plasma is fitted with much larger drives than many plasma machines which means that the acceleration and traverse speeds (30m/min) are higher than the industry standard. This translates into shorter cycle times and lower cost parts for you.
In the unlikely event of a machine problem extensive diagnostic tools in the control and plasma allow you to identify the fault and shorten service response times by giving a precise status of the machine and plasma.
As well as the plasma and optional marking systems the machine is supplied with a dust and fume extraction system from Donaldson (England) and class leading programming software from Lantek (Spain). Baykal supports these products directly saving you time and money sourcing support from different manufacturers.
Packaged fume extraction:
The fume extraction system supplied with the Scimitar is guaranteed to give long reliable service with your plasma cutting system. In the past many plasma machine customers have been caught out by buying cheaper alternative brand systems which were sized for welding or laser cutting applications. These systems do not stand up to the heavy duty plasma workload and require very frequent and time consuming maintenance.
Leading Edge Software:
Baykal has searched the world for a suitable software package to make it as easy as possible for customers to prepare work for our machines. This package has the most powerful set of programming tools available for drawing parts from scratch or editing CAD drawings. It also has both DXF and BMP import facilities for importing CAD drawings or scanned graphics. Together with text and splining tools it is a powerful package for sign making as well as normal engineering parts.
DESIGN AND OPERATING FEATURES
High precision plasma cutting technology
High mechanical accuracy to: ± O.1mm
Axis positioning speed: 30m/min
X and Y axis travel on precision linear rail guides
Torch-height travel with hardened ballscrews on dual linear guides
Fast and accurate positioning with AC brushless servo motors:
Y-axis: dual synchronised servo drives
X-axis: single servo drive
Cutting table independently constructed of bridge and machine frame to maintain positional accuracy under any table-load
Patented crash protection on torch®
Automatic torch height control
Sectional cutting table with automatic fume extraction system
Windows® based CNC unit
Automatic nesting software