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New 360X Pipe Rotator Option now Available Koike Aronson

PlateProX HD, MasterGraph EX2 and VersaGraph Extreme

Fri, Nov 2nd 2018 08:00 am

The PlateProX HD, which was originally introduced at FABTECH 2017, distinguished itself from its predecessors with hot rolled fabricated main beam with ribs and gussets for strength, versus a typical tube type beam, offering significant strength advantages. In addition, it features the Hypertherm XPR300 high definition plasma unit, which offers exceptional precision and accuracy at a fraction of the cost of a laser cutting machine.

“Due to customer requests, we’re now offering the 360X pipe rotator on our PlateProX HD, Mastergraph EX2 and Versagraph Extreme cutting machines,” said Tim Joslin, Product Manager for Cutting Machines at Koike Aronson.

During 2018, the PlateProX HD distinguished itself as one of Koike Aronson’s most popular cutting machines, particularly with customers that required a great degree of accuracy, but couldn’t justify the cost of a fiber laser cutter or the maintenance of a CO2 laser. Another factor in customer interest has been the robust construction of the main beam and table, which will ensure long life.

“The fabricated main beam has much greater strength than the usual extruded tube used by other machines in this market space,” said Joslin. “Combined with a rapid traverse speed of 1500 IPM, fabricators appreciate the availability of a tough, made-in-America machine at such a competitive price.”

The pipe rotator option includes a headstock and steady rest on an adjustable track. It will handle a maximum capacity of 16-inch diameter round pipe with 1-inch wall thickness. Other specs include:


  • Stationary, fixed center height


Steady Rest

  • Electronically powered elevation (up/down) for varying pipe diameter
  • Mounted on linear rail (10ft modular section)
  • Manual adjustment on linear rail for varying pipe length

The Koike Aronson PlateProX HD will be on display and doing live demos at the 2018 FABTECH show, November 6-8 at Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. Koike Aronson will be exhibiting at booth C12668 with live cutting demo’s and Q & A throughout the day. Members of media are encouraged to schedule time to visit and see the PlateProX HD in action, as well as review the most up-to-the-minute product literature.

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