Plasma Cutter Control
Tiba Restaurant Equipment makes high-end consumer and commercial kitchen and restaurant equipment, including hot tables, counters, refrigerators, sinks, and barbeques. Their work consists largely of metalwork design and fabrication, primarily in stainless steel for pieces of equipment, and in galvanized metal for ductwork for installations in restaurants, hotels, banquet halls, kitchens, and residential homes.
Tiba’s metal cutting designs are created on a computer that has patterns and templates, and specialized software for ductwork design. When Tiba is ready to cut material, these designs are sent to Tiba’s Cybermation plasma cutting table, where much of their metal cutting is carried out. The connection between computer and cutting table is RS-232 serial, handled by a LAVA SSerial-PCI card.
Their metal cutting capability is critical to Tiba’s business, and the reliability that comes with a LAVA card is key to their success.