The AgieCharmilles Laser S series, available from GF Machining Solutions, provides a solution to what the company sees as the limitations of conventional and manual surface texturing methods, reducing quality deviations without additional machining processes. Laser S machines can be equipped with 30W and 50W FlexiPulse sources as optional replacements for the standard 50W and 100W lasers. FlexiPulse enables engineers to shorten or lengthen the laser pulse duration, adjusting the laser instability time depending on the application and material used to find the ideal quality-to-speed ratio.
The ExcelliShift system features a 600mm per second mechanical travel rate and 30 000mm per second optical travel rate at the 254 focal length for reductions in required machine movement. The system enables true 3D scans for optimal productivity.
Smartpatch, a software module included in the GF Laser Workstation Software package, analyses jobs to generate the optimal patching strategy. According to the company, the latest grain geometries and complex patterns can be created without common errors in suboptimal patching strategies.
As part of the digital transformation in manufacturing, the AgieCharmilles Laser S series provides a fully digital solution to the limitations of conventional and manual surface texturing methods to reduce quality deviations without additional machining processes. On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the AgieCharmilles Laser family, the new AgieCharmilles Laser S makes difficult-to-realise designs easy to generate for more creative freedom and faster time to market, especially in industries such as automotive, information and communications technology (ICT) and packaging.
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