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Amada presented the latest highlights from the world of sheet metal processing with a special focus on laser technologies and production benefits delivered by IoT. The Japanese manufacturer exhibited unique machine technologies with live demonstrations throughout the event. Improved models and expanded ranges were shown at the exhibition.
The first focus point was the recent developments in Amada’s proven Ensis laser technology powered by in-house developed fiber oscillators. Ensis technology uses variable beam control to provide high speed and high quality for the processing of flat sheet and tube and even for welding. New machine and automation options will be presented, which provide stable material supply, part sorting and storage.
At EuroBLECH the 6kW version of the Amada Ensis-3015AJ was equipped with an ASF-EU loading and unloading tower. The tower increases the material capacity for raw material and cut sheets and is perfectly coordinated by the processes with the performance of the Ensis. The individual sorting function TK-L can sort and store the cut parts, which subsequently prevents any mix-up of parts as well as simplifying their accurate assignment
The second focus point was on the next generation of Amada’s comprehensive and network-based machine surveillance concept with two new features, allowing monitoring anytime, anywhere. My V-factory visualises the whole connected production environment at a glance. The optional new IoT-Support is the second element providing a direct-response customer service concept for error prevention and immediate support.
Amada also exhibited its broad range of other technologies, such as the combination of fiber laser cutting and punching, as well as bending. These solutions allow customers to process all types of manufacturing jobs and manage huge varieties of different lot sizes in the shortest time with the highest quality.
Amada launched what they say is the first cutting laser worldwide of a new fiber laser generation with 4kW laser power and only one laser module that offers the possibility of cutting sophisticated materials without compromise. For the first time, the company says, stainless steel, aluminium and other materials can be processed with a cutting quality equal to that of a CO2 Laser.
The Ventis-3015AJ 4kW can overcome the current limitations of fiber laser technology using a revolutionary flexible beam guiding system. With only 4kW laser power, the system is able to perform to a level that is usually only achieved by 6 or 8kW systems. The use of an innovative process means that the system is able to oscillate the laser beam in the kerf based on predefined patterns. This not only results in a significantly increased cutting speed, it also guarantees an absolutely precise bevel free cut. The surface roughness achieved in the fiber laser field is unequaled and is only comparable to the quality of a CO2 laser. At the same time, the so-called fiber laser burr which is otherwise usual can be almost completely excluded.
Amada launched what they say is the first cutting laser worldwide of a new fiber laser generation with 4kW laser power and only one laser module that offers the possibility of cutting sophisticated materials without compromise. For the first time, the company says, stainless steel, aluminium and other materials can be processed with a cutting quality equal to that of a CO2 Laser
Cuts through all materials – always with the highest possible beam quality
Flawless and consistent quality is a particularly decisive factor for demanding clients. Amada says the Ventis-3015AJ is the solution for this task due to a continuously maintained laser mode. As a result, the Amada Ventis-3015AJ achieves unusually high-quality results for a 4kW fiber laser. The beam parameter product (BPP) is maintained consistently at BPP ≤ 0,9 mm*mrad. Due to the diverse oscillating patterns of the laser beam, each task can be approached individually; thin as well as thick metal sheets can be cut at its individual maximum speed and with equally high-quality precision.
Additional cost savings as a secondary effect
In addition to its high capacity for performance, the Amada Ventis-3015AJ also offers a high level of resource sustainability. The significantly higher processing speed provides an additional saving in costs for each manufactured part, because the required power and cutting gas can be further reduced to a significant extent.
For further details contact Amada Johannesburg on TEL: 011 453 5459 or visit www.amada.co.jp