OSAI OpenCut Plasma SystemClick image to enlargeOpenCut is a new CNC hardware/software solution from OSAI USA for plasma and oxyfuel cutting.

 The OpenCut system is a complete modular solution customizable according to an original equipment manufacturer’s needs. The system modules are designed for the Open control OSAI CNC, up to the multi-touch operator panel, drives and I/O systems controlled via EtherCAT fieldbus. The plasma generator system is available in 120, 250 and 420 amp sizes equipped with automatic gas console.

The OpenCut, HMI and CAM software with 2D and 3D graphics for profile definition, has pre-defined icon libraries and automatic nesting of different profiles. Utilizing advanced software modules and hardware components, the system simplifies installation, startup and time to market, reports OSAI.

Included in the system package are: graphic, multi-touch SW oriented HMI with 2D and 3D graphics for program execution control, easy-to-customize machine logic specifically designed for plasma/oxy fuel, offset management compensation of bevel cutting parameters, 3D cutting head control, newest version CNC OPENcontrol, drives connected via EtherCAT or proprietary fieldbuses, mutli-tool drilling/milling heads management and many more.

OSAI has organized OpenCut into modular units according to user requirements from 2D to bevel application.
•The Standard unit level includes all functions to control 2D machines.
•The Advanced level adds automatic different profile nesting and 3D simulator.
•The Automatic level includes automatic cutting parameter choice, lead in/out, cutting path checking and automatic collision correction and cycle time calculation.
•The 3D Automatic level includes everything above plus bevel heads management and technological parameters for bevel cutting.


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