Coventry-based Bystronic UK Ltd
has unveiled the new ByStar Fiber 15kW which can cut steel, aluminum, and stainless steel with a thickness from 1 to 30mm and brass and copper up to 20mm with high precision.
This increases the laser power by up to 50% (when cutting with nitrogen) compared to a 10kW laser, enabling sheet metal processing companies to further optimise their production processes.
In order to offer sheet metal processing companies even better choice in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic is now advancing into a new dimension of fibre laser cutting with the powerful new machine.
The 15kW laser output now also enables extended applications in steel and aluminum of up to 50mm and thus offers maximum flexibility for large series and urgent customer orders. Regardless of whether cutting aluminum, non-ferrous metals, or steel, the high-performance Bystronic cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles.
The new power level is available for the ByStar Fiber 3015, the ByStar Fiber 4020 and new for the ByStar Fiber 6225 and the ByStar Fiber 8025.Perfect cuts thanks to the BeamShaper
The ‘BeamShaper’ function ensures clean cutting edges and high operational reliability across the entire range of sheet metal qualities with thicknesses up to 30mm. This function can be selected as an option when purchasing a new machine or added later as an upgrade.
Bystronic’s new high-performance flagship is controlled using the ByVision Cutting software via a 21.5in touch screen. Operating the machine is as simple as using a smartphone.
In order to provide an optimal material flow to the high speeds of laser cutting, Bystronic has a broad selection of automation solutions available for the ByStar Fiber. In order to supply the high speeds in laser cutting with an optimum material flow, Bystronic provides a wide range of automation solutions for the ByStar Fiber 3015 and the ByStar Fiber 4020.
The offer includes loading and unloading systems, sorting solutions, and individually configurable storage systems. Based upon the existing manufacturing environment and available space, a seamlessly integrated automated laser cutting process is developed.
ByTrans Modular is the newest loading and unloading solution on offer from Bystronic. The automation can be flexibly adapted to changing order situations and production rhythms in the laser cutting. Various utilization scenarios are possible.
As an automation bridge, ByTrans Modular can be integrated between a laser cutting system and material storage in order to direct the material flow. It can also be used equally well as a stand-alone solution without a storage connection, to provide the laser cutting system with raw sheet metal of differing strengths and materials.
ByTrans Modular becomes even more versatile during clean-up, with the BySort sorting solution, which Bystronic integrates as an add-on solution on request. Thus, users have the option to clear away sorted, completed parts into an attached storage area or to store them in an additional unloading position next to the laser cutting system.
The latter supports the processing of large series, for example, for which individual cut parts need to be sorted separately according to job. A big advantage of BySort is the repeated, precise storage of all parts in one location — a task that is difficult to complete manually, particularly with large cut parts.
The parts, exactly positioned on a palette, can be processed more easily during manual and automated subsequent processes, as their location is precisely defined.