Jenoptik Shows Laser Machine for Innovative 3D-Metal Working in Essen, Germany.

From September 16th to the 21st the Lasers and Material Processing Division of Jenoptik presents at the trade fair SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN (WELDING & CUTTING) their innovative solution for 3D-metal working: The JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM enables maximum throughput and precision in the smallest of spaces.

At the trade fair SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN, exhibit booth C122 in Hall 6, Jenoptik will show their robotic laser machine for 3D-metal cutting to the international community of experts and specialists attending the trade fair. The JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM provides industrial manufacturers with a highly flexible, fast-working, and cost effective laser machine solution that offers several advantages over standard laser machines.

The core element of the laser cutting machine JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM is the laser robot arm with the completely integrated laser beam. The laser coupling is located at the base of the robot so that the transport fiber does not move concurrently with the arm. This minimizes otherwise cost-intensive maintenance and replacement and also streamlines the system overall. Through the sleek, lightweight laser cutting head weighing in at only five (5) kilograms makes accessing the narrowest spaces even easier. The high levels of path accuracy and the very high dynamics of the system required for 3D-metal working can only be achieved by such construction design. With a repetitive accuracy of ±100 µm, the Jenoptik laser machine is one of the most precise machines in their class.

The movements of the axis of the laser arm of Jenoptik are between 30 to 60 percent faster than the current standards and enable significantly shorter cycle times when compared to conventional laser robots used in metal working.

The JENOPTIK-VOTAN ® BIM is leveraged mostly in the automotive industry to process complex 3D-body and construction components and three dimensionally formed tubes, i.e. for exhaust systems. Further possible applications are the 3D-laser cutting of thin metal parts, as well as sophisticated cutting of profiles –  all at the highest level of cutting quality and process stability.

About the Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division

With its Lasers & Material Processing division, Jenoptik is one of the leading providers of laser technology and provides products and solutions along the entire value-added chain of laser material processing – from components up to complete laser systems. In the Lasers business unit, the company has specialized in high-quality semiconductor lasers, reliable diode lasers as modules or systems as well as innovative solid-state lasers such as disk and fiber lasers. This product portfolio makes Jenoptik the ideal partner for the entire pulse width range, from cw to fs. In the field of high-power diode lasers, the company is acknowledged as a worldwide quality leader. In the Laser Processing Systems business unit, Jenoptik develops and manufactures laser machines which are integrated into its customers’ production lines as a part of their process optimization and automation. They serve for the processing of plastics, metals and glass in connection with the processing of thin films. Jenoptik laser systems ensure processing at maximum efficiency, precision and safety. In addition, customers can try out various laser sources and machines at the Application Centers, thus finding the optimal solution for their application. The product portfolio is rounded off with energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust cleaning systems for residue-free removal of pollutants during laser processing and other industrial processes.

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