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End-of-line robotic stacking capability has been added to LaserCoil Technologies’ coil-fed laser blanking.

Available in single or dual stations, the stackers are side-by-side capable and can reach 120-spm. The stackers can be programmed to handle rectangular, trapezoid, patterned, contoured or irregular shapes in both aluminum and steel.

The addition of automated stacking capability to the LaserCoil offering can lead to improved blank quality by preventing marring of the surface finish and contaminants that can be introduced via manual operations. Additionally, LaserCoil’s use of automated vision technology allows for high accuracy stacking without tamping or touching the edges of the blanks.

By laser cutting direct from coil stock, LaserCoil systems provide a fast and flexible approach to blanking that is well-suited for production environments running multiple blank profiles and mixed material types. The systems can process a wide variety of coil material in aluminum, mild steel, the new high-strength steels, and other materials for surface sensitive panels as well as structural components in thicknesses from 0.5 to 3.5mm (0.0197 to 0.1378-in) and up to 2.135 m (84-in.) wide coil at any length.

Additionally, laser systems can significantly reduce material scrap given their nesting capabilities. Not only can components be nested more closely, but lasers allow smaller parts to be co-produced from normally unusable hunks of metal — window cutouts, for example. In a conventional stamping operation, this material would be sent for recycling, or stacked and stored for future re-blanking, both of which are wasteful.

Importantly, from a capital investment standpoint, LaserCoil systems are flexible and can integrate with any coil processing line or be retro-fit into an existing mechanical press blanking line.

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