From the smallest one person shop to some
of the largest manufactures in the world, NiTec has provided the Quick, Easy and
Affordable way to create patterns directly on the metal for HVAC, Roofing, Dust
Collection and custom applications.
For over 25 years, NiTec has shipped
Computer Layout Systems from Alaska to Florida, Hawaii to Maine and to 11
countries on 4 continents.
The low-cost alternative to plasma cutting systems
The CLS-408 and
CLS-410 layout systems create and draw patterns for
sheet metal duct
and fittings used in HVAC, Dust Collection and Roofing.
An inexpensive alternative to plasma
systems. NiTec offers
the following advantages:
A fraction of the cost
120V power (other voltages available)
No ventilation required
Does not take a lot of space
Easy to use! Just select the type of fitting you want from a menu,
pick edges from a list, and enter the finished
dimensions as shown in a picture on the screen.
The system will draw the patterns on your metal complete with edges,
seams, bends, rolls, folds and other assembly marks with a the New Sharpie Pro or the Old Sharpie® Extra Fine Point Markers.
Do you want to use a different marker? Give us a call.
are arranged in columns and marks are placed on the edge of the sheets, so a
shear can be used to easily separate the patterns and do most of the cutting.
All lines are on the inside of the patterns.
Because a job
of up to 99 fittings can be entered at once, the patterns are automatically
labeled to identify them with their fitting and location.
the 3rd fitting entered in the job is a 4 piece transition, the pieces of that
fitting would have 3L, 3B, 3R, or 3T drawn on them. Of course, the letters stand
for Left, Bottom, Right and Top. The IDs are always at the same opening of the
optional label printer the systems can create paper labels for the outside of
the fittings. The paper labels can show job name, address, floor, location,
fitting number and even which truck it should be loaded. Anything you want.
allow you to pre-view the fitting patterns on the sheets, so you always know how
much metal will be used. You can even enter smaller pieces, non-standard or
scrap metal before you let the system draw the job. That way the system will try
to use those pieces of metal before it defaults back to full sheets, plus, you
can always save a job and draw it later. This feature is really nice if you have
a job you will need to repeat, like tract housing.
drawing speeds up to 600 i.p.m. and max head speeds over 1000 i.p.m., you can
make short work of your patterns. It does not have to be watched, so you can be
cutting and forming one sheet while it draws the next sheet. People tell me,
what took all day, now takes a couple of hours. Some have said that shop
expenses have been cut nearly in half.
can also draw patterns created with other software packages like
But, keep in mind
that you do not need any other software to quickly and easily create duct and
fittings for HVAC, Roofing and Dust Collection. We are just saying that if you
already have other software you can still use it. NiTec ships all systems
complete. This means you do not need to purchase anything else to use them.
Plus, we can often include set-up and training in the lower 48 States at no extra