New Fiber Laser Tube Cutting System from BLM GroupApril 1, 2012
LT FIBER is the newest member of the Lasertube family from BLM GROUP USA. The automated laser tube cutting machine utilizes a fiber laser resonator. Due to its 2 kW IPG fiber laser source, the system is designed to efficiently process highly reflective materials such as brass, copper and aluminum, the company said. It also exhibits quality cutting characteristics with galvanized steel and has registered considerable productivity increases in the cutting of thin-walled tubes, according to the company.
"The fiber laser is designed to provide an improvement in energy efficiency when compared to the more traditional CO2 resonator leading to as much as a 50% reduction in the hourly operating cost," said a company spokesperson. "Coupled with that savings is the elimination of routine resonator maintenance and optical beam alignments."
The new LT FIBER laser cutting system accommodates tube up to 6" (152 mm) diameter with maximum raw tube lengths of 256" to 335" (6,500 to 8,500 mm), depending on the configuration chosen. The machine's bundle loader and automatic unloader can enhance speed and improve productivity. Automated changeover to different size tubes occurs in as little as three minutes, the company said.
The entire process is driven by the Artube programming software package that includes direct import of three dimensional CAD data, part simulation, cycle time generation and advanced off-line nesting software.
For more information contact:
BLM Group USA
29380 Beck Road
Wixom, MI 48393