HGG 3D Profile/Pipe/Plate Coping Robot Profile Plasma Cutting Machine (RPC MK3)

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Introducing the world's #1 coping robot that can cut all profiles! The HGG RPC 1200 Mk3 is an all-in-one machine that can profile beams, angle bar, channel, square tubes, and now pipes, plates, T-bars and bulb! This high-performance plasma cutting machine for H beam coping has unmatched accuracy and is equipped with Perfect Hole technology. It is easy to operate and uses intelligent H beam cutting routines which result in unparalleled processing speed along with highly accurate cut results.

Next to the cutting, an Edge Rounding Line can be used in tandem with the RPC, providing 2 mm radii to all edges. This eliminates the need for tedious and time-consuming grinding work.

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Q1. How is it possible for an entire fabrication workshop to be supplied with processed steel from a single machine?
A1. The HGG 3D Profile/Pipe/Plate Coping Robot Profile Plasma Cutting Machines (RPC Mk3) was designed to process all the steel profiles supplied to a fabrication workshop for welded or bolted connections. From the 3D or PDF drawing to plasma cutting holes, bevels, coping and add-on-part layout marking, the complex becomes simple with the HGG that processes all the steel profiles without requiring re-work on the workshop floor.

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Q2. Will the HGG coping robot integrate with my current beamline without affecting productivity, material handling or accuracy in picking up datums of drilled holes from my existing beamline?
A2: HGG is a dedicated machine tool builder of the RPC coping robot so they often integrate these machines into workshops with existing beamlines from alternative machine tool builders. When the fabricator or steel service centre main driver is to invest in the best coping robot for their workshop, it is simple for HGG to integrate machines, material handling and software into existing factory layouts. HGG has references in Australia where the coping robot has been integrated successfully with other beamlines & software without any loss of production or datum references between drilled holes and 3D plasma profiling!

Q3. How is HGG leading the market in programming the coping robot?
A3. HGG philosophy and history are from pipe profile cutting machines for the oil and gas industry where the fittings are welded and complicated. The RPC coping robot can supply processed steel for welded or bolted connections. The RPC can be programmed from over a dozen 3D model providers like Tekla straight from the 3D model to program the robot and plasma torch. The future has now arrived when HGG has made the 3D software integration so simple and accurate!. Alternatively, programming from a PDF drawing can be easily achieved when deploying the hundreds of macros that HGG has included in their software. Ask for HGG to provide a shared screen demonstration today using your 3D model or PDF drawings site unseen!

Q4. Why is there virtually no re-work across all the steel profiles processed using the HGG RPC coping robot 3D profiling machine compared to traditional coping robots?
A4. Steel service centres & fabricators that are using the HGG coping robot are winning more and doing more after commissioning the RPC coping robot that specialising in 3D profiling and not just coping or notching steel profiles! For too long now the industry has accepted the re-work that is required when profiles are processed on traditional machines that use a larger diameter cutting torch that does not have voltage and amperage control during the cutting process. These two factors on the traditional machines ensure there are limitations in the cutting and 3D profiling processes that require man-hours to manually oxy cut or use angle grinders to complete the process that is not required with the advanced capabilities that are standard with the HGG RPC machine.


Efficient Weld Preparation. Reduce costs by minimising your welding volume. We do this by profiling a weld preparation for one or a combination of weld types to achieve an easy to fit and weld connection and a minimum of welding volume (also considering shrinkage and root opening).

No need for drilling holes. We can cut holes needed for forming bolted connections on your box sections instead of drilling them.

Reduce the welding volume on the radius for your box sections significantly. 3D Profiling is not limited to straight (saw) cuts - this allows for exact fitting of the contour of a box section including the radius on the edges. The combination of a perfect shape and advanced weld preparation reduces significantly your welding costs.

Easy part positioning. Having reference lines and footprint-marking on both the main member and the branch member guarantees a quick and precise fit-up for saddle connections.

H Beam Coping Applications

What is your greatest worry in the fabrication process? Is it the complexity of the design, poor production flow management, inefficient material handling with too much material waste, loss of control over the operating expenses, or the lack of highly skilled welders? Then, how do you deal with the increasingly tough demands and regulations on welded structural design?

Q1. How does an HGG coping robot add value to all of my clients' requirements?
A1. Let’s put aside the accepted significant gains of automation, such as accuracy, repeatability, versatility and cost-effectiveness. Let’s not put aside the extensive utilisation, value and exceptional contribution this machine will make to your business and the complex projects that will now become simple for your workshop for welded or bolted connections! The HGG can process all your steel profiles without the re-work that traditional machines and their users have accepted as the standard!

Q2. How does an HGG coping robot re-task and increase the value of man-hours from your workshop?
A2. HGG can automate the layout marking of add-on parts on all four sides of the steel profile. This capability increases the fabricators capacity, improves schedule and lowers cost in the factory and when installing accurate steel that doesn’t require rework on site. A fabricator tacking and assembling 500 add-on parts per shift can save 30% in layout marking & assembly (3-mins each or 25 hours per shift @ $85/hour = $10.6K per week/shift!)!

Q3. How do you ensure you have the cutting utilisation and capacity to deliver?
A3: Looking backwards cannot inform the future when it comes to the necessary resources that service existing markets and introduces you to new opportunities. If the steel profile can’t be processed on an HGG the part can’t be produced on any machine! Ensure the coping robot & 3D profile cutting machine can cut on all four sides of all profiles and bevel cut out of square profiles as a minimum. Users should also visit machines in operation to satisfy that the coping robot integrates effortlessly with Tekla & StruMIS.

Q4. How can you avoid redundant capability in your cutting robot?
A4: Understanding your future demands for automation and labour exposes the capabilities required to satisfy them. Future proof yourself by investing in an HGG coping robot and take advantage of 20 in house HGG application engineers to support your workshop with the most complex projects and global structures. Alternatively, visit an HGG machine in operation to compare against traditional machines that can not process the same profiles or integrate with StruMIS or Tekla effortlessly. Avoid investing in a 10-year-old design coping robot that was born from the bolted connection market that has limitations that reduce profit, capacity, quality and schedule to be competitive against an HGG!


Beam Coping Applications

What is the biggest struggle in your manufacturing process? Is it the complexity of the design, poor production flow management, inefficient material handling with too much material waste, loss of control over operating costs or lack of skilled welders? How do you deal with the increasingly strict requirements and regulations for welded and bolted structural designs?

Steel construction

With the RPC 1200 Mk3 beam cutting machine, you have a complete fabrication in one machine. This cobbler robot is designed to replace multiple traditional lines such as drill, saw angle line, marking line and pipe cutting machine. The RPC 1200 Mk3 is a high-quality plasma beam cutting machine that reduces processing time by 30% while taking up only 20% of the original floor space. Our Perfect Hole™ technology allows you to create accurate bolt holes. With optional sheet metal cutting equipment, plates can be processed for base plates and attachments. A unique functionality is the possibility to cut round tubes.

Industry Application: Notching beams for the fabrication of building structures, bridges, railways, trailers, railway cars, stair stringers, handrails and other secondary steel.

Onshore Process

Traditional H-beam notching machines still use a cutting torch, while cut positions require a lot of grinding. The RPC 1200 is our high-yield beam cutting machine that can easily reduce lead time by 30%. This while also saves grinding work after cutting. Our beam cutting machine is mainly used to notch H-beams and to profile tubes for building skids and supporting frames.

Industrial application: H-beam notching for skids, lock gates, hydraulic engineering, subsea structures and supporting frames


Traditional beam notching usually uses oxy-fuel cutting, which has to be ground before welding can begin. The RPC 1200 Mk3 is a high-performance box and beam cutting machine that easily reduces processing and fabrication time by 30%, while also reducing post-cut grinding time. The RPC beam cutting machine has been developed to cut 100% of common offshore cuts, including rat holes, giving 100% freedom to design project-specific connections.

Industry Application: Notching beams for top sites, living quarters, subsea structures, subsea frames, support structures, pipe racks, subsea manifold protection frames, H-beams for skids, subsea structures and support frames.


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Other machine tool builder service agents in Australia are charging $600/hour for remote diagnostics in 6-minute increments or $60 for every 6 minutes. HGG is offering this service with their machine.

Other traditional coping robot manufactures are charging USD$20K for software upgrades every 12 months. HGG is offering this service complimentary with their machines and this can be included in the contract for a machine.

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All structural steel profiles – versatility, accuracy, and value for any scale of fabrication workshop or steel service centre.

The variety of tasks that every structural fabricator has traditionally relied upon manual labour to carry out can now be automated on an ALL-NEW HGG Coping Robot. This can now be fully automated to re-task and increase the value of man-hours from your workshop.

Extensive testing, proving, and delivery in all aspects over a number of years in fabricators' workshops has built a diverse specification to meet your business performance outcomes, this can provide the competitive edge from automating.

Benefits at a glance

    • Cuts all profiles. With this all-in-one solution, the HGG Coping Robot can cut beams, angle profiles, U-profiles, square tubes, and YES, pipes and plates!

    • Laser measuring system. Eliminate secondary processes by compensating for material deviations on the fly with the high-tech laser measurement technology, delivered by HGG
    • Layout marking. Save up to 20% on fitting via using layout and text markings

Auditable, deliverable, measurable, and evidence-based metrics will be provided so your strategic team can calculate the ROI, capacity increase, and man-hours reduced from an HGG RPC Coping Robot. SMS will evaluate your current position and ongoing strategy, we will then assess any gaps to successfully deliver to your business and your clients.

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