If you run a business and are considering investing in a CNC pipe cutting machine, one of your first questions might be: How will it impact my company’s bottom-line? After all, any major investment in new machines should make a visible impact on the company’s profitability.
While non-automated pipe cutting machines can be less expensive, it’s important to look beyond the price of the equipment.
Choosing a piece of equipment solely based on price can result in overlooking that machine’s effect on productivity, accuracy, variety, and ultimately profitability.
Here are five reasons making the switch to a CNC pipe cutting machine can help increase your production and profitability.
1. Improved Accuracy
CNC machines deliver improved accuracy, meaning you can produce more without having to spend additional time fixing mistakes or designating pieces to the scrap heap. The machine operator has the ability to visually confirm finished cuts before cutting even begins. Pair a CNC pipe cutting machine with Hypertherm XPR300 plasma cutting system for X-Definition cut quality.
2. Cleaner Cuts, Requiring Less Secondary Processing
CNC pipe cutting machines deliver cleaner cuts the first time. No secondary processing to clean it up, allowing you to get more done in an efficient manner.
3. Capable of Cutting More Complex Shapes
Investing in a CNC machine will allow you to cut a wide variety of complex shapes, including miters, copes, saddles, hillsides, and many more. This flexibility will provide you the opportunity to accept more challenging projects from clients.
4. Cut More Pipe in Less Time
Switching to a CNC machine will allow you to cut more pipe in less time. Hear from a Product Manager at an Amusement Ride Manufacturer as they described the stark difference in production:
“The pipe cutter has been a good addition to our capabilities. Parts that were taking us over four hours to make can now be produced in a matter of minutes.”
5. Faster Loading and Improved Safety
A machine that will keep your employees safe while not sacrificing speed can be a huge asset to your company. CNC pipe cutting machines allow for faster loading times, while the automation keeps employees safe.
Hornet Cutting Systems manufactures high performance CNC plasma pipe cutting machines built for speed and accuracy. They are equipped to handle pipes ranging from 1” to 24” diameter. Additionally, a CNC plasma pipe cutting machine from Hornet is designed to boost your bottom line by including a pipe handling system with pipe cutting software and HyperTherm’s plasma cutting technology. The result is a machine built to streamline your process and improve efficiency.
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