Multiple versions of the BLM LS5 and LC5 for sheet cutting, from 1 500 by 3 000mm to 2 000 by 6 000mm, are available with the possibility of fitting longitudinal or transversal pallet changer systems. A complete range of automation systems, including loading/unloading systems and/or tower pallet storage systems, is available for all.
The LC5 implements the same concepts successfully applied on BLM Group lasertube machines to obtain the best cutting results and performance. The LC5 works with tubes of diameter up to 120mm. Starting from tube bundles, the system automatically loads and processes each piece and unloads the finished parts.
The tube processing module and the sheet processing part are mutually autonomous. The two share just the laser cutting head. The tube processing module has its own operator panel, which controls the entire system during tube processing. Two panels mean very simple management from the system point of view and extremely fast change over from one job to the other.
A laser system capable of cutting tubes and sheets allows manufacturers to gain a footing on two different and separate markets with a single system.
The LS5 goes beyond the concept of a sheet cutting system that can ‘also’ process tubes or vice versa, by providing two physically separate, modular systems combined in one, capable of operating at top level for cutting metal sheets and tubes that share a laser cutting focusing head, controlling it as required.
CO2 laser sources of power to 4.5 kW or fiber laser sources of power up to 6 kW are offered for the LS5 and the LC5. Process reliability and cutting quality are guaranteed by a comprehensive cutting parameter database, which collects years of practical field experience.
The 6 kW laser source is available with a zoom head for adapting the beam features to the needs of the material and to exploit the potentialities offered by high power to the fullest. The fully automated nozzle changer is a useful help when very high levels of automation are needed and pallet stores are used for unmanned cycle operation. The centering assist function is useful, simple and reliable. Operators are relieved from the burden of approximation or inaccuracy when checking nozzle centering, this being a crucial step for good cutting quality.