Economy Sized Precision -Messer Cutting Systems makes entry easy


Cutting machines need space and are expensive to procure and run – this is a common prejudice. With a new plasma cutting machine, Messer Cutting Systems GmbH supplies a powerful counter argument: the SmartBlade. The fact that affordable entry level models can also give savings in performance in economy mode refers only to the purchase price and running costs but not to the cutting performance or quality.

“If you have limited production area available you have to manage it well. We have conceived the SmartBlade for just such applications in small workshops. In doing so, we have not neglected the virtues of our ‘big’ plasma cutting machines but have incorporated all the advantages for which our customers value our machines in the entry level model” explains Abraham Balendran, Product Manager Messer Cutting Systems Europa, the benefits of the new SmartBlade.

Thought and implemented from the operator’s point of view
Flexible working has many facets. An important aspect of it is to make it as easy as possible for the operator to program and set up the machine. The Messer engineers placed particularly high value on this during the conception of the SmartBlade. Abraham Balendran on this: “This is reflected in the simple operation which leaves no open questions thanks to the tried and tested CNC system Global Control and the CNC software OmniWin. This means that the operator can concentrate completely on the desired cut quality – and that is precisely where the SmartBlade delivers unrestricted good results!”

It makes no difference now whether Mild Steel, Stainless Steel or Aluminium are to be cut: The SmartBlade is perfectly cast for all requirements of plasma cutting up to 15 mm plate thickness – from simple up to complex cuts. For example, if side walls for ventilation systems, cut shapes for metal covers or holders need to be cut then such jobs can be produced quickly and easily with the SmartBlade.

Solid as a rock
The working width of the SmartBlade of 1.5 m and a working length of maximum 3 m open up many possibilities for the user. What is more, the machine is not easily brought out of equilibrium: the bridge and table form one unit and thus ensure good static characteristics. Combined with the twin-sided longitudinal drive, the SmartBlade user can benefit from enormous precision and high quality cuts.

Reliable production at favourable costs
Reliable production is the motto in the tough, competitive metal processing market. For this, the SmartBlade meets the requirements of all Standards for reliable and safe production.

“With the SmartBlade we want to confirm that entry into plasma cutting does not have to be expensive. At the same time, the model proves that operating costs can stay low if long-lived, low maintenance components are used. For example, our collision recognition and magnetic torch holder help to minimise torch damage. With the result of improving the competitive advantage of our customers!” comments Abraham Balendran.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.