May / June 2018

Hidden champions

For anyone still on the fence about punch/laser combo machines, it’s not too late to change your mind

Industrial flow

Optimizing job flow through improvements in cutting, sorting and bending operations

At the helm

IIoT and customer input help shape the laser machine controls of today and tomorrow 

Careful capacity

Options are available for improving press brake productivity to keep up with today’s fiber lasers 

Machine of the month – Tsugami SS207-5AX LaserSwiss

The Tsugami SS207-5AX LaserSwiss combines Swiss-style machining with laser cutting and laser welding on one machine with a single operating platform. Since both laser heads are fully integrated into a 20-mm 7-axis CNC lathe, operators can program and run all laser operations from the machine’s 31i-B5 Fanuc control. Using the laser is as simple as programming… Continued