The Prima Power Combi Genius combined punching / laser cutting machine

It seems to be the future – companies and manufacturers looking to design and manufacture machinery that can produce parts in one-hit – a combination of punching, laser cutting and automation.

The Prima Power Combi Genius comes with servo-electric punching and two different performance suites; Pure meets the targets of efficient production with attractive price level and Dynamic offers the best productivity and highest performance on the market. Both of them can be equipped with the whole range of options.

The Combi Genius combines the benefits of punching performance with the latest in fiber laser cutting, raising the productivity of the highly versatile integrated manufacturing concept to a new level. Numerous improvements have been made to automation range, sheet position axis and process monitoring for reliable unmanned production.

As the laser source, a new Prima Power CF fiber resonator of either 3kW or 4kW can be chosen to provide higher speed and quality cutting results. The optimised cutting head, collimator, new transfer fiber and factory tested cutting parameters ensure higher cutting speeds and better quality. As standard, three auto adjusted high pressure assist cutting gas lines are included for less setup.

Combi Genius has new advanced systems for monitoring of laser processes to secure unmanned production. Laser Plasma Monitoring (LPM) follows the cutting process quality and restarts the cutting if any problems appear. Lens Condition System (LCS) monitors the cutting lens condition, informs the operator and stops the process before any further damages occur.

The control unit has one or two displays, and the whole punching–laser cutting process is easy to monitor from the upper display as four cameras have been installed in the cell.

Prima Power’s programming system and cell control work in perfect combination and can be linked to the factory ERP system. Operator’s daily life is made easy by using innovative Tulus MUPS application, which informs what, when and how different tasks should be performed. Further innovations are new TaskLoader for easy programme selection with bar code reader and ToolID system for punching tool verification during setup.

The new Easy Access concept with a movable machine table makes manual loading of all size sheets convenient.

As standard, Combi Genius has two work chutes. One 300mm x 400mm chute for fast sorting of smaller work pieces and an 800mm x 800mm chute for larger components. From the chutes the parts are brought next to the machine for manual removal or onto conveyor systems. A 500mm x 500mm work chute is available for removing punched parts. Both part sorting chutes can be equipped with a pallet sorting device under the table.

Available maximum sheet sizes for the Combi Genius are 1 250mm x 2 500mm, 3 000mm x 1 500mm and 4 300mm x 1 500mm. The corresponding names are Combi Genius 1250, Combi Genius 1530 and Combi Genius 1540. Maximum punching force available is 30 tons, sheet weight 250kg, punching speed 1000hpm and tool rotation speed 250rpm.

The Combi Genius 1530 Dynamic version is complemented with the Compact Express automation and new Prima Power CF4000 fiber laser source.

The turret of the Combi Genius can be customised and optimised for any requirement. Simultaneously, a record-breaking number of 384 tools can be inserted in the turret. Combi Genius features the Intelligent Ram, which shortens tool change time and increases the number of tools in turret, especially index tools, and can be equipped with Multi-Tool® stations to further increase the number of tools. Up to 300 kN servo-electric punching force can be selected for the ram. The machine is equipped with CF series 4 kW fiber laser, developed and manufactured by Prima Power, and the LSR Loading and Stacking Robot for the automatic material handling up to stacking of workpieces onto pallets. A new hole check system increases process reliability in unmanned production.

For more information contact Francesco Tallarico of Talmac Machine Tools on 072 265 1323 or visit