Press Release Summary:
Engineered for 3D robotic cutting of metals using fiber-coupled lasers in harsh production environments, FiberCut compact, low moving mass head minimizes inertia transfer to robot support arm. All connections leading to head enter at right angle, including fiber, providing tight access to parts, cable routing and stress reduction on input fiber. Head works with all leading fiber-delivered laser systems up to 4 kW with wavelengths of 1,064/1,080 nm.
Original Press Release:
Laser Mechanisms Introduces Their FiberCut Processing Head at LASER 2009
NOVI, MI - Laser Mechanisms, Inc. introduced their FiberCut processing head today at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade show in Munich, Germany. The newly-designed head is specifically engineered for 3-dimensional robotic cutting of metals, 0.5 mm to 6 mm thick, using fiber-coupled lasers in harsh production environments.
FiberCut is a compact, low moving mass head that minimizes inertia transfer to the robot support arm. All connections leading to the head enter at a right angle, including the fiber, providing tight access to parts, easy cable routing and stress reduction on the input fiber. At the head itself, all wiring and assist gas lines are internally located - virtually eliminating the chance of downtime due to snags and breaks. To help extend the life of the internal optics, FiberCut features a protective cover glass that is easily accessible via a cartridge style drawer.
The FiberCut system consists of the cutting head, fiber collimator, linear drive with position measuring, and an internal, low-noise height sense system that is insensitive to cutting plasma or piercing debris. The head works with all leading fiber-delivered laser systems up to 4 kW with wavelengths of 1064/1080 nm.
"With FiberCut we started with a clean sheet of paper and integrated everything we know about laser processing into its design," said Mark Taggart, Managing Director at Laser Mechanisms North America. "The end result is the best cutting head we've ever built, and we'll stack it up against any of our competitors heads for both its superior performance and outstanding value," added Taggart.
Founded in 1980, Laser Mechanisms, Inc. is the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems for high power CO2, YAG, Fiber Lasers and other wavelengths to suit all facets of industrial applications. Further information is available on Laser Mechanisms' web site: www.lasermech.com.