12kW fibre laser cutting machine from Bystronic
Posted on 14 Jul 2019 and read 1217 times
The Swiss sheet metal-working equipment manufacturer Bystronic, which has a UK subsidiary in Coventry (www.bystronic.com
), has introduced a new version of its ByStar Fiber flat-bed laser cutting machine with a 12kW source; the previous maximum laser power offered was 10kW. On average, the latest model is 20% more productive when cutting with nitrogen as the assist gas.
The latest fibre laser cutting centre also has a new ‘BeamShaper’ function, plus a newly designed slimline cutting head designed to ensure consistent quality of cut when processing material thicknesses from 3mm up to a maximum of 30mm.
This cutting head is the key element for achieving stable cutting and consistently high quality, especially as laser power increases.
It also features more-efficient cooling, fewer components and enhanced resistance to the ingress of contaminants, which reduces maintenance costs.
The BeamShaper function, which can be factory-fitted or retrofitted, gives high levels of quality when cutting thicker steel plate; it “optimises the shape of the laser beam to increase speed and improve the quality of cut edges” when processing material in the 20-30mm thickness range.
Moreover, Bystronic says that to provide optimal material flow to match the high-speed laser cutting, it offers a broad selection of automation solutions for the ByStar Fiber.
These include loading and unloading systems, sorting solutions and storage systems.