Lights-out laser automation sets the pace for higher production
Tube cutting lasers now have the ability to handle larger pipe or tube sizes along with processing these parts in a single setup, eliminating other, more labor intensive types of cutting operations.
In last month’s issue, eFab Shop Magazine reviewed new developments in CO2 laser technology from five different companies – Amada America, Prima Finn-Power, Bystronic, TRUMPF and MC Machinery Systems. This month, we’ll bring you the latest from four more: Cincinnati, Ermak USA, LVD Strippit and Mazak Optonics Corp.
New features combined with reduced maintenance and faster cutting make sure CO2 lasers can still make the cut
Since the operation of the first CO2 laser, there has been considerable confusionabout laser gases. This confusion is rooted in industry use of slang to explainlaser gas. Everything is called laser gas, leaving the impression that there is only one gas. The fact is, the CO2 laser uses three different and separate gas streams.
For an increasing number of shops the answer is yes.