Mazak has unveiled two new game-changing laser processing machines for the cutting of tube, pipe and sheet metal at EuroBLECH 2022: The FG-400 NEO and the Optiplex 3015 NEO15 kW.
The FG-400 NEO can streamline production and improve performance by running multiple processes in one machine including 3D cutting, tapping, drilling, chamfering and flow-drilling.
The system is ideally suited for large-size tubes and pipes, including round, square, and rectangular cross-sections, as well as H, I, and L beams. Thanks to the combination of a brand-new 3D laser head with A-axis, B-axis and fibre laser technology, it can facilitate the stable machining of complex shapes and highly reflective materials, such as copper and brass. The 4-chucks system provides additional stability by preventing material distortion during processing.
The Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW is the newest entry in the Mazak Optiplex 2D laser cutting machine series
To complement the machine, Mazak has developed a set of quality-of-life functions including part nesting, tool simulation and a tool path monitor to speed up setup times and enable continuous production.
Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW
The Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW is the newest entry in the Optiplex 2D laser cutting machine series. Thanks to a winning combination of Mazatrol SmoothLx CNC Control, MCT3 cutting-head, and a wealth of customisation options, the machine delivers highly accurate and precise sheet metal processing.
The model benefits from a high degree of automated features to deliver faster setup times (up to 95% compared to standard laser machines), including automatic nozzle changing, as well as automatic focus detection and positioning to improve ease of use and optimise piercing performance.
The Mazak FG-400 NEO can streamline production and improve performance by running multiple processes in one machine including 3D cutting, tapping, drilling, chamfering and flow-drilling
The large front and side access doors improve accessibility to the working area, easing loading and unloading operations. The Nozzle Auto Centring Camera displays the nozzle location on the CNC screen, allowing the operator to make adjustments on the torch, while the nesting feature automatically determines how to arrange the parts for optimal cutting on residual materials.
Designed with environmental sustainability in mind
As a world-leading manufacturer of machine tools and laser processing machines, Mazak is strongly committed to reducing its environmental footprint and achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, as highlighted by the company’s ‘Go Green’ initiative.
Both machines on display at EuroBLECH 2022 leverage Mazak’s revolutionary laser beam shaping and fibre technologies. The cutting quality is achieved by controlling the power density concentration of the laser beam, while a wide range of different materials and thicknesses can be accommodated by adjusting the beam’s diameter and shape.
The fibre technology can deliver significant cost reductions and energy savings (up to 60% compared to previous models), while providing unsurpassed cutting speed and quality for both thick and thin materials.
For further details contact Hi-Tech Machine Tools on TEL: 011 608 0088 or visit www.hitech.co.za