ESAB AutoRex Fully-Enclosed Automation System Maximizes Cutting Safety and Productivity
November 11, 2020
Annapolis Junction, Md. – To increase safety and productivity while also automating material handling, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products offers AutoRex, a fully-enclosed thermal cutting system that works with any of its automated cutting machines.
“The AutoRex system is essentially a cutting machine inside its own room combined with shuttle table for automated plate loading and parts unloading,” explains Steve Zlotnicki, Global Product Manager, ESAB Cutting Systems. “The enclosure completely blocks out harmful UV light emissions and dramatically reduces noise, while ensuring that the ventilation system captures 100 percent of cutting smoke inside the cabin. AutoRex creates a much safer working environment, appealing to high-production, high-performance companies in the marine, offshore, heavy fabrication, wind tower and steel service center industries.”
The shuttle table system features dual pallets to maximize arc-on time. When one plate comes out for part and skeleton removal, the new plate is ready for exchange and immediate cutting. Loading and unloading outside the enclosure increases safety by isolating workers from the cutting zone and enabling the use of a crane without interrupting the cutting operation. The system’s self-cleaning system moves all slag outside the enclosure, and into a bin that can be emptied by lifting it out with a crane, eliminating the downtime required to halt and disassemble the machine for cleanout. View video of operation.
ESAB can also integrate the AutoRex system with a company’s material handling, plate storage, and ERP systems to fully automate cutting operations.
At ESAB, we exist to shape the future of welding and cutting. We connect fabricators with the widest range of products under our industry-leading brand portfolio with the latest technologies to solve virtually any industry challenge — then we back it up with our knowledge, experience and passion to help them be more productive than ever before
ESAB’s AutoRex cutting automation system features a large enclosure that blocks harmful light, reduces noise and captures 100 percent of cutting fumes to create a safer work environment, while its automated load/unload function reduces cycle time.