15-kW Power Delivers Precision, Speed for Steel to 1.5 In. ThickJanuary 19, 2021
Bystronic has introduced 15-kW power for the company’s Bystar Fiber 3015 and 4020 fiber laser cutting machines. With the new 15-kW laser output, the ByStar Fiber cuts steel, aluminum and stainless steel in thicknesses from 20 gauge to 1.5 in., and brass and copper in thicknesses to 0.75 in. The boost in precision cutting power enables fabricators to expand production capabilities.
On average, thanks to the new 15-kW laser, the cutting speed of the ByStar Fiber increases by as much as 50 percent when cutting with nitrogen as compared to using a 10-kW laser source, enabling fabricators to benefit from higher productivity with relatively low unit costs. The higher laser output also enables extended applications in thick stainless steel and aluminum.
The Bystronic SSC cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles, according to company officials, with the variable telescoping cutting head automatically adjusting focal length and spot size, and with the focal position set automatically for each material.
With the BeamShaper function, the beam profile is adapted for cutting thicker materials, providing for smooth cutting edges and increased speeds when processing carbon steels from 0.750 to 1.125 in. thick. This option can be selected when purchasing a new 15-kW ByStar Fiber or can be added later.