20 kW fiber laser robot cell for high power laser cutting and welding
- Published: November 12, 2017
This system, installed in 2014 at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (the MTC) in the UK, is a turnkey bespoke laser robot cell featuring a 20 kW fibre laser (manufactured by IPG Laser) with a six axis robot capable of serving two component manipulators which can take components up to 5000 kg and 3 m in diameter. A range of laser heads can offer laser welding or cutting of thick materials.
At the time of installation this system is the most powerful fibre laser system installed in the UK. Tec Systems managed the overall project, integrating the laser with the robot and the manipulators and providing a safety enclosure with active guarding, as well as offering data logging of system parameters for research and development into laser material processing with high power solid state lasers.