Fiber-Laser Cutting Machine + Software Provides Intelligent Feedback

April 15, 2014

Fiber-Laser Cutting Machine + Software Provides Intelligent FeedbackMurata Machinery USA, Inc., Charlotte, NC, introduces the LS3015FC fiber-laser cutting machine, promising precision cutting with a solid-state fiber-laser beam that enhances the ability to process sheetmetal and highly reflective materials such as copper and aluminum, while minimizing maintenance and operating costs.

Muratec’s proprietary technology integrates software and hardware, say company officials, creating a system that maximizes the laser’s cut quality, reliability and productivity. The LS3015FC incorporates an IPG resonator, and reportedly consumes one-third less power than conventional CO2 lasers, helping to reduce operating costs while eliminating mirror cleaning, laser gas and other CO2 consumables. The LS3015FC also allows operators to monitor power and gas consumption and material-processing rates in real time to provide accurate operating-cost analysis and true job-cost feedback.

The LS3015FC, engineered to maximize the fiber laser’s capabilities, can be set to the operator’s choice of three cutting modes: high quality, economy (which reduces gas consumption and operating costs), and high-speed.

Linear drives on all axes provide precise, high-speed processing. A dual-pallet system preps new material and eliminates parts and scrap from falling onto the material during exchange. The fully enclosed cutting area is equipped with a recirculating ventilation system that enhances safety and provides a clean working environment.

A beam-monitoring system oversees machine stability and optics to optimize cutting conditions, extend productivity and avoid downtime. Its light-monitoring system helps prevent reflected light that could damage the laser, and continually monitors for processing parameters outside of the normal range. The accompanying ProcessNet Monitor i software monitors the laser’s operating conditions and power consumption, providing data that can be obtained remotely from a PC or mobile device.

Murata Machinery USA, Inc.: 800/428-8469;
Industry-Related Terms: Hardware, LASER, NC, Scrap
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See also: Muratec Murata Machinery USA, Inc.

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