February 16, 2012
ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking.
The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series, including the Vision 500, Vision 1000, Vision 2000, Vision 2000C, and Vision 3000. Simple field wiring and identical mounting configuration help simplify hardware installation. Existing process control I/O hardware typically can be reused, keeping overall retrofit cost and installation time to a minimum.
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