CNC Plasma Cutting Systems

Vulcan 1000B Plasma Cutting System

Formtek/Lockformer Vulcan 1000B – 3000mm x 1500mm table size CNC Plasma Cutting System complete with hypertherm PowerMAX 1000 (60amp) power unit and full ducting software package.

Machine Features

  • Industrial grade colour touch screen.
  • Manual speed increase/decrease override.
  • Kerf compensation from .001 to .999.
  • Graphic machine status display.
  • Scale up/down.
  • Part rotation.
  • Shape repeat.
  • Auto home sense to set 0/0 automatically.
  • Second home set for piece work.
  • Acceleration control.
  • Automatic corner slowdown.
  • 40X CD-ROM.
  • Encoder feedback for positioning.
  • 80 volt DC power supply 20 AMP.
  • Remote safety stop switches and current limiting drives for safety.
  • User friendly operator controls and easy to use software.
  • Excellent cut quality and precision on a wide variety of materials.
  • Patented Hypertherm shielded nozzle for longer nozzle life and heavier piercing capability.
  • Vertical dual cylinder pneumatic torch lifter with adjustable up/down pressure.
  • Sealed DC servo brushless motor and motor encoders for steady movement of the torch over entire cutting area.
  • Exclusive Gullwing scrubbing action airfoil table eliminates dust particles on the underside of the sheet metal for clean, doss free cuts.
  • Predesigned shapes, plus more than 900 icon choices, provided as standard.
  • Preview fittings in 3D and store frequently used fittings in a user defined library.
  • Fixture welded 3” x 3” steel tubing framework for unrivaled strength and stability.
  • Linear x-axis bearing and way.
  • 3” diameter x 128” long, turned, ground and polished y-axis guidance rail.
  • 8” x 8” steel table leg pads with leveling featured.
  • Dual jacking screw adjustable sheet supports.
  • Premium components and unrivalled build quality for unmatched reliability and longevity.
  • Options built in bar code scanner enables fast scanning and inputting of job data at the machine. The Vulcan 1000B features the very latest software for maximum efficiency and reliability. Each system includes Lockformer’s enhanced fitting cutting software and new supernet optimization programme as standard. Live on-line customer support via the internet is also included.

Standard Capabilities

Preview Software
Show an input fitting as a 3 view picture. Each view can be rotated
at any angle to show a full 3D view of the fitting.
Hole Cutting Programme
Permits graphic definition of up to eight holes on most rectangular fittings. The holes can be rectangular, round or flat oval, and can be defined at any angle to the horizontal. (Requires preview programme).
Calculation and Cutting of Turning Vanes
Also includes holes for rivets to hold the turning vanes on
elbows and T-pieces.
Vulcan Parts Graphic software
Create and store shapes with a mouse driven, pop down menu. This
programme can hold 10,000 individual shapes, as well as 10,000 sheet jobs at any one time. The software includes a Direct Exchange Format (DXE) transfer programme for use with CAD systems.
Background processing
Allows processing an order or job in the background while the operator continues to input data for a new order.
Accessory Takeoff
Automates the check listing of non-fitting purchased accessory
items for each job.
Manual Optimization
Enables operator to either drag or rotate parts on the processed
sheet or move them to different sheets.
Standard Super Segmenting Programme
Splits oversize blanks up to 100 times in each axis
Standard Manual Segmenting Programme
Permits manually controlled segmenting of oversize blanks.
You Supply
Suitable power – 55amp, 3 phase 50HZ 415 volt supply.
Exhaust ducting to connect to end of machine.
Air dryer to deliver 99.9% dry air.


Because this system is air plasma a 99.9% dry air supply is an absolute requirement, we can supply SMC dryer at an additional cost, plus filter and gauges.

Commissioning & Training

By us at your works for 4 days and is included in the above price. but note crane hire for removal from truck and placement in your factory and electrical connection to your account.

CNC Waterjet Cutting Systems

Vulcan 1600 WJ Waterjet Cutting System

The Vulcan 1600 WJ is designed with traditional Lockformer quality and reliability, to eliminate the duct liner bottleneck in your shop while reducing the labor associated with this process.

Machine Specifications

  • 60” (1524mm) x 120” (3048mm) effective cutting area.
  • 2000 IPM (50,800mm/min) maximum traversing speed.
  • Up to 2000 IPM (50,800mm/min) cutting speed depending on the material.
  • 4” (101.6mm)\maximum cutting thickness.
  • +/- 1/32” (.8mm) positional accuracy.

Machine Design Features

  • Unitized welded construction with 3” (76.2mm) x 3” (76.2mm) steel tubing framework for strength and stability.
  • “Gull wing” table design to protect the machine’s drive system and reduce the footprint size.
  • Dual precision drive system.
  • Solid state CNC control with integrated drives.
  • User-friendly operator controls.
  • Touch Screen
  • Industrial sealed motor/encoder units for precise positioning feedback
  • THK linear Z-axis bearing and way.
  • 3” (76.2mm) diameter x 128” (3,251.2mm) long, turned ground and polished Y-axis guide rail. Heavy-duty linear guide.
  • Auto home sense to set 0/0 automatically.
  • Tack feedback for smooth contour programming.
  • Remote safety stops switches and current limiting drives for safety.
  • Premium components and unrivalled build quality for unmatched reliability and longevity.

Software Requirements

  • Vulcan 6XP version. (Lower versions may require upgrade).
  • Lan Cat 5E communication system (included in the machine price).

Electrical Requirements

  • Machine CNC Control – 230/240v AC 15 amp (dedicated circuit).
  • High Pressure Water Pump – 415/3/50 35amp

(We recommend the customer install a quick disconnect close to the machine)

High Pressure Water Pump

  • Ingersoll rand Streamline 15 horsepower waterjet intensifier.
  • 55,000 PSI continuous cutting pressure.
  • Pneumatic valve cutting head with .007 diamond orifice.
  • Pump cooling require ½ GPM of water.
  • Intensifier cycles a maximum of 8 timer per minute to reduce pressure fluctuations and improve component life.
  • Pump noise level less than 75.5 db.
  • Pump footprint is 56L x 28W x 33H.
  • Weight 1622 lbs.
  • Designed for non-abrasive water cutting only.

Air Requirements

  • 90 PSI low volume (less than 5 SCFM)

Water Requirements

  • Customer’s water supply may need to be softened or treated.
  • The table below is manufacturer minimum water quality.
Capacity Min. Quality mg/Litre
Alkalinity 50
Calcium 25
Carbon Dioxide 0
Chloride 100
Free Chlorine 1
Iron 0.2
Manganese 0.1
Magnesium 0.5
Nitrate 25
Capacity Min. Quality mg/Litre
Oxygen 2
PH 6.5-8.5
Silica 15
Sodium 50
Sulphate 25
Total dissolved Solids – TDS 200
Total Hardness 25
Turbidity 5

System Configuration

  • Lockformer Vulcan 1600WJ
  • Nee CNC Control
  • Ingersoll Rand Streamline pump
  • Ingersoll Rand Pneumatic Valve Cutting Head
  • Fibre Optic Communication system
  • Installation and on site training
  • Six (6) month Warranty on parts and labour.

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