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Element 400 Gantry

Messer has once again redefined maximum performance and productivity, this time with the new ELEMENT 400. With helical rack and pinion in all axes and 2,600 IPM top speed the ELEMENT 400 is the solution for companies who want to offer their customers the very best in cut quality and lowest cost per part. The Global Connect CNC control has built-in IoT4.0 and paperless factory functionality and is designed to work seamlessly with an optional Messer automated material handling system.

Machines manufactured in North America.


  • Cutting widths: 6′ to 16′
  • Cutting lengths: up to 150′
  • Contouring Speeds: 400 IPM
  • Positioning Speeds: Up to 2,600 IPM
  • Maximum Cutting Thickness: 8″
  • Motion accuracy: ± 0.010” in 72” travel with .010” repeatability measured with a laser interferometer per ISO 230-2


  • Plasma (Straight Cutting)
  • Plasma (Bevel Cutting)
  • Oxyfuel
  • Part Marking

Standard Features

  • Helical rack and pinion drive systems provide smooth, vibration-free machine motion and best cut quality
  • 2,600 IPM top speed minimizes non-cutting machine time and increases output
  • Enclosed powertrack in both axes is standard
  • Up to six torch stations (maximum two plasma stations)
  • Up to three torch stations will cover full rated cutting width
  • Easy-to-operate Global Connect CNC control equipped with 18.5” touchscreen provides a clear overview of all production data
  • Right- or left-hand mounted control console with tilt and swivel for operator comfort
  • SureStop collision sensor with easy and accurate reset
  • Advanced oxyfuel technology provides consistent piercing and faster cutting
  • Virtual Service™ remote consultation and diagnostics

Optional Features

  • Plasma Bevel Units: Bevel-R® and Bevel-S
  • Turbo Flame™ or ALFA oxyfuel torches
  • Advanced oxyfuel technology with Omniflow automated gas regulation system
  • Auto torch spacing with programmable torch selection
  • FT100 torch ignitor and automatic height control for oxyfuel systems
  • Plate markers: Plasma, Inkjet Marker, and Pin Marker
  • Laser pointer
  • Digital video camera
  • Automatic plate alignment
  • Programming and nesting software
  • Light curtain and pull-cord safety devices
  • Operator glare curtain
  • Zoned exhaust tables including self-cleaning Slagger®
  • Messer Cutting Systems dust collection system
  • Exhaust ducting kits
  • Material handling systems
  • Sentry Service Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Visual Service adds a sense of sight to the troubleshooting process
  • Messer OMNIWIN nesting software (TrueShape Nesting)
  • Messer Machine Insight software (data collection and reporting)
  • Messer OmniFab software suite (Industry 4.0 / Paperless Factory)

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