Machine tool specialist Trumpf has equipped its latest TruLaser Series 5000 laser cutting machines with a TruDisk 12001 disk laser with 12 kilowatts of laser power.
The new machines also come with intelligent assistance systems that increase feed rates for medium and high sheet thicknesses by up to 50% compared to conventional laser machines with a 10kW laser.
Higher feed rates mean higher throughput, with these new machines handling up to 20 per cent more sheets an hour. The latest TruLaser Series 5000 machines come with tried-and-tested features such as Active Speed Control and BrightLine Fiber, which lead to more reliable processes and higher-quality parts in both flame and fusion cutting.
Hendrik Meidert, product manager for the TRUMPF TruLaser Series 5000, explained what makes these new machines so special: “Boosting feed rates by increasing laser power saves time in the cutting process, but that’s only part of the equation.”
“For us, it’s equally important to ensure that we increase sheet throughput in order to improve the machine’s overall productivity. The key here is to reduce non-productive time or eliminate it altogether.”
“It is not uncommon for problems to arise that slow down or stop the production process, especially when cutting thick mild steel. There are plenty of factors that might bring the cutting process to a halt, including dirty sheet surfaces, low-quality materials and variations in thickness between different sheets. This can lead to wasted time and materials.”
“The higher the laser power and productivity of your machine, the more of an impact it will have when something goes wrong and your machine comes to a standstill. Intelligent assistance systems can prevent those problems from occurring. That’s why we offer functions designed to make dynamic cutting more reliable, especially for high-speed systems such as our TruLaser Series 5000 machines,” said Meidert.
Trumpf’s intelligent assistance systems have already proved their worth in machines with 10kWs of laser power and all of them are now also available for TruLaser Series 5000 machines with 12 kilowatts of laser power.
For further details contact Retecon on TEL: 011 976 8600 or visit www.retecon.co.za