Vernon Tool’s 2-axis, CNC-controlled system cuts, bevels, profiles smaller diameters
Vernon Tool originated its pipe-cutting, beveling and profiling system for large-scale operations, but the market demanded something more scalable. So, the California-based Lincoln Electric Co. subsidiary this month introduced the MasterPipe™ Profiler.
Scaled down but with an integration of features and functions targeted for small- to medium-sized fabricators, the economically priced MasterPipe Profiler is a two-axis, CNC-controlled machine capable of cutting and profiling pipe ranging from 1 o 12 in. outer diameter (OD) and up to 40 ft. long. Standard cuts include mid-section holes, miters, multi-intersection, centerline offsets, saddles and straight cuts.
Designed with Vernon Tool’s rugged, quality-driven standards, the system is built to endure the rigors of the pipe fabrication environments. The MasterPipe Profiler is powered by VERNON Tool’s standard Windows-based operating system, WinMPM. The icon-driven touch-screen interface is easy to learn and easy to use, so operator training and implementation is no barrier to a quick start-up.
The developer states that the MasterPipe Profiler will improve productivity, safety and quality for fabricators by consolidating set-up, programming and cutting into one operation. When a pipe is loaded onto the MPP, the programming on the WinMPM interface consists of entering the pipe dimensional data and selecting the types of cuts from the VERNON Tool cut library. The menu-driven operating system is easy to use and does not require highly skilled operators.
The system is provided with an extensive, pre-loaded cut library, for maximum configuration flexibility.