Flexible fiber laser cutting
- Published: February 14, 2012
Platino fiber laser by Prima Power is a highly flexible and reliable laser cutting machine available for sheet size 1,500 x 3,000 mm and with laser power ranging from 2,000 W up to 3,000 W and suitable for a wide range of applications.
The unique architecture of Platino fiber allows full accessibility to the working area from three sides. This open structure makes it easy to integrate the system, at any time, with the wide range of modular automation solutions by Prima Power, from simple pallet changer to the most complete system with automatic handling and storage of the material.
The machine offers fabricators several benefits such as reliability because of a unique machine design using a synthetic granite frame that offers the best thermal stability and vibration damping, claims the company, and because of SIPS (Safe Impact Protection System) for the protection of the machine head against collision with fixtures or workpieces. The accessible fiber laser cutting machine not only offers total accessibility from three sides, it offers manual loading/unloading of sheets even without using an automatic pallet changer.
Speed and accuracy are independent from the workpiece weight. The strokes of the linear axes are: X=3,050 mm, Y=1,600 mm, Z=150 mm. The linear axes have a combined speed of 140 m/min and feature acceleration of 1.2 g for a single axis. Accuracy is Pa and Ps = 0.03 mm (full stroke) according to VDI/DGQ 3441 standards.
The flexible machine features automatic nozzle centering, a non-contacting nozzle distance control, quick lens change with a cartridge system for easy set-up and an optional rotary axis for cutting tubes or pipes.
The machine comes in 2 kW or 3 kW and is equipped with an Integrated Group owned CNC P30L and drives for seamless and user-friendly operation of the system
The high energy efficiency of the laser, the simplicity of the beam path, and the absence of any laser gas make the operation and maintenance costs very low. As well, no foundation is needed, it requires only a small footprint and is quick and easy to install, claims Prima Power.
Options include: sheet positioning detection system through sensor; an automatic pallet changer; a compact sheet metal loader; a compact server: modular and flexible automatic material handling system; connection to Prima Power automation modules; a rotary axis (a CNC lathe) for tubes and profiles processing; and software packages for advanced programming (nesting and “common edge”).