Flatbed Laser uses one cutting head for any sheet thickness.

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With beam guide and cutting head interface, TruLaser 5030 New can process all sheet thicknesses using single cutting head. Machine automatically changes laser beam depending on material to be processed, and optional nozzle exchanger eliminates manual nozzle exchange. Along with integrated collision protection for fold-away/automatic-return cutting head, this 6 kW laser features RF excitation and magnetic bearing radial turbine blower.

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One Cutting Head for All Sheet Thicknesses TruLaser 5030 NEW: a New Dimension of Laser Processing

FARMINGTON, Conn., August 30, 2007 - At FABTECH 2007, TRUMPF will introduce the TruLaser 5030 NEW flatbed laser machine. The TruLaser 5030 New, the heir to the TRUMATIC L 3050 (TruLaser 5030), is clearly superior to its predecessor with improved processes, greater dynamics and less unproductive time.

The highlight of the TruLaser 5030 New is the single cutting head strategy. "Thanks to the newly designed beam guide and cutting head interface, all sheet thicknesses can now be processed using the same cutting head. The machine automatically changes the laser beam depending on the material to be processed - no need to switch the head", states James Rogowski, product manager 2D lasers for TRUMPF Inc. "This is especially helpful for automated operation with various materials. Even without automation the one cutting head strategy reduces downtime", adds Rogowski. And with the optional nozzle exchanger there is no need to manually exchange the nozzle.

The integrated collision protection safely guards the cutting head from damage as the head now folds away during a collision. With the new intelligent interface, the head can easily be put back in place. The cutting head will also automatically reassume the correct position in the case of small collisions.

A further benefit of the TruLaser 5030 is the new FastLine process. It optimizes the entire cutting process ensuring maximum efficiency. As a result, processing times can drop by up to 50 percent in thin sheets.

The new process also reduces slag residue on the sheet metal surface.

The proven TruFlow 6000 laser is almost maintenance-free thanks to a magnetic bearing radial turbine blower. The 6 kW laser with radiofrequency excitation guarantees the best beam quality. The power can be regulated as needed.

TRUMPF is one of the world's largest producers of fabricating machinery and a world market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology. Additional company information is available at: www.us.trumpf.com

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