The ‘flagship’ of Coventry-based Bystronic UK Ltd’s
laser cutting systems, the ByStar Fiber, is now available with 20kW of laser power and an optimised cutting process that give enhanced cutting quality and productivity.
This latest laser offers reliable cutting and is suitable for a wide range of applications, thereby enabling sheet metal-processing companies to take a major step forward in terms of productivity and efficiency. Bystronic says the technological leap from the previously available 3-15kW laser output levels to the latest 20kW level is considerable and opens up new possibilities for its customers.
“Compared to a 15kW fibre laser, the productivity of the 20kW ByStar Fiber is, on average, 40% greater in mild steel and stainless steel in thicknesses from 4 to 20mm. Moreover, whether cutting aluminium, non-ferrous metals, or steel, the high-performance Bystronic cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles.
“In addition, the 20kW of laser power offers extended applications in steel and aluminum up to 50mm thick. Furthermore, the optional ‘Parameter Wizard’ ensures that the correct quality of the cut parts is always selected, as the user can obtaining the perfect parameter within minutes.”
The new power level is available for the ByStar 3015, 4020, 6225 and 8025; this latest machine is controlled by Bystronic’s ByVision Cutting software via a 21.5in touch-screen, which makes “operating the machine as simple as using a smartphone”.
A wide range of automation solutions have been designed to ensure maximum machine utilisation and process reliability, even during unmanned operation. These include loading and unloading systems, sorting solutions, and individually customisable storage systems.
Bystronic added: “These make it possible to create an automated laser cutting process that is seamlessly integrated and adapted to the existing production environment and the available space.”