RP RTX sheet & tube cutter
A rotating axis always requires the customization of a standard RP. The customization depends highly on the type of
parts the client will cut. The picture above shows an example. The rotating axis has a 3000 mm long frame which is
placed adjacent to the pallet. The height of the frame determines the diameter range the RP rtx can cut. Tubes up
to 3000 mm can be front-loaded, longer tubes are loaded through an opening in the machine enclosure. To the
left is the pneumatic chuck that holds the tube, to the right is the steady rest with the exhaust system flexible attached
to it. Two tube supports inbetween support the part once it is cut. This client primarily cuts 5 mm thick square
beams of 100 x 100 mm and the parts are between1000 and 2500 mm long. The 6 meter long beams are fed
through an opening in the enclosure. The part is cut from left to right. Then the right end is cut en finally the left end
is cut. The part is then removed by hand.
A 3D design of one of the parts that is cut on the RP rtx.