ProfileMatic III (PM III) - Horizontal CNC Abrasive Wire Contour Saw

  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530 CNC Saw
  • ProfileMatic III 1530-C
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PM III - Horizontal CNC Abrasive Wire Foam Saw

ESCO's ProfileMatic III CNC profile saw is the third generation of ESCO's highly popular and successful line of abrasive wire contour cutting machines. Utilizing precision gearboxes Siemens CNC motion controls, servos and drives, ESCO's Profilematic III or (PM III for short) is able to process both rigid and flexible polyurethanes with efficiency, accuracy and precision.

ESCO’s PM III horizontal wire profile saw is the most widely adopted machine in the USA for processing industrial insulation. Coupled with ESCODraw Pro nesting and layout management software, the ProfileMatic III is extremely user-friendly and easy to operate. Additionally, ESCODraw Pro has highly specialized pipe insulation (pipe cover) generation and nesting capabilities. To generate pipe insulation the operator simply inputs the size of the block of material, selects the desired pipe insulation size(s) from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) chart for either iron or copper pipe, then specifies the appropriate quantities for each pipe cover specified, nests the data and runs the resulting nested file on the CNC machine. With the ASTM chart preloaded into ESCODraw, it is not necessary to draw each pipe size and store the files for use. ESCODraw Pro creates the files on the fly, thus simplifying and streamlining the pipe insulation manufacturing process.

The highly specialized pipe generation and nesting features in ESCODraw Pro, in addition to the preconfigured ASTM chart, include: six pipe cover joint types; flush, overlapping (lap joint), semicircular, triangular, dovetail and custom joints; common line pipe insulation cutting (pipe in pipe), with infinite number of layers; seven unique clustering options utilized during nesting for efficient layout generation, grid fitting options to align parts in a uniform grid layout to maximize cutting efficiency, configurable part fitting options to allow the nesting software to fit parts from 1-360 degree fitting iterations; and a highly specialized cut path generation algorithm that compensates for wire diameter and part shifting/falling during cutting of rigid insulation materials.

ProfileMatic III and FoamGlas®

Another exciting feature of the ProfileMatic III horizontal wire saw is the ability to effectively cut Pittsburg Corning's FoamGlas®(cellular glass). The first challenge of cutting highly abrasive materials such as FoamGlas®, mineral fiber and calcium silicate is to use a tungsten cutting wire which ESCO has perfected with its suppliers. ESCO proprietary tungsten cutting wire can withstand the aggressive nature of highly abrasive materials.

Additionally, ESCO has perfected a system allowing fabricators to assemble large blocks of FoamGlas® and other insulation materials that are only produced in small blocks. From these smaller block of FoamGlas® fabricators can use products such as StrataFab® or Hydrocal® (gypsum cement) to produce large aggregated blocks. The ProfileMatic is able to detect the grout lines and slow down the machine to user defined speeds so as to allow the cutting wire sufficient time to process the very thick and difficult to cut grout lines.

ESCO YouTube ProfileMatic PMIII Video Playlist

Industries utilizing the ProfileMatic PMIII

  • Insulation
  • Furniture
  • Upholstery
  • Packaging
  • Medical
  • Sleep / Mattress
  • Marine
  • Automotive
  • Acoustic & Radio Frequency ( RF ) Management

Commonly Processed Materials

  • Poluisocyanurate ( PIR )
  • Trymer
  • Rigid PU
  • FoamGlas®
  • Mineral Wool / Mineral Fiber
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Expanded Polystyrene ( EPS )
  • Crosslinked Polyethylene ( XLPE )
  • Polyethylene
  • Expanded Polypropylene ( EPP )
  • Phenolic Foams
  • Rebond Foam
  • Reticulated Foam
  • Flexible Polyurethanes
  • High Resilience Foams ( HR Foam )
  • Non-woven Fibers
  • Flexible Foam
  • Crosslinked PU

ProfileMatic III Features


  • PC based operator terminal
  • Industrial handheld remote control
  • Powered adjustable upper blade guide assembly
  • Air-conditioned main control panel
  • Siemens CNC Motion Controls
  • ESCODraw Standard


  • Widths up to 3m
  • Lengths up to 10m
  • Conveyor Drive Tables
  • 0 and 90 degree turntables
  • 0 to 360 degree turntables
  • Dust Collection System
  • Air-conditioned PC Terminal
  • ESCODraw PRO - Includes advanced nesting software and cut path generator


  • Input voltage 380-500VAC/3phase/50-60hz
  • Clean dry compressed air

PM III - Specifications

Specifications (Information based on Model 1530)
Technology CNC operated machine with HMI computer including ESCO View and ESCO Draw software
Wire Speed Variable
Cutting Speed 400in/min (10m/min)
System Pressure 70 Psi continuous pressure
Max Cutting Dimensions:
Cutting width 1.5m (4.9 ft or 59 inches) or 2.5m (8.2 ft or 98 inches)
Cutting length 3m (9.8 ft or 118 inches) with optional 5m (16.4 ft or 197 inches), then in increments of 1m (3.3 ft or 39 inches) up to 10m (32.8 ft or 393 inches)
Cutting height 1.4m (4.6 ft or 56 inches)
Floor space required:
Overall machine width 3m (9.8 ft or 118 inches) or 3.6m (11.8 ft or 141 inches) with electrical enclosure
Overall machine length 5.8m (19 ft or 228 inches)
Maximum machine height 4m (13.1 ft or 157 inches)
Safety zone (recommended) 0.9m (3 ft or 36 inches) around entire machine
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