Amada's fiber laser cutting machine, ENSIS 3015 AJClick image to enlargeThe ENSIS 3015 AJ fiber laser cutting machine from Amada made its global debut at FABTECH 2013 in Chicago, IL.

 The versatile 2 kW machine is capable of cutting materials up to 25.4 mm (1 in. thick) thanks to new technology introduced by Amada and its partner JDSU. The technology allows for continuous operation from thin to thick material without any additional setup.

Conventional fiber laser cutting systems require changing the focus lens to cut a full range of material thicknesses. In marked contrast, ENSIS is engineered to automatically provide the optimal beam configuration based on the material being cut. Continuous processing, combined with automatic changes to beam configuration, result in what Amada describes as "unprecedented productivity and versatility."

In addition, the oscillator is designed as an integrated module resulting in a size reduction of 50 per cent. This integrated design allows ENSIS to deliver a high power, high quality laser beam in a small footprint—improving shop floor efficiency and productivity.

The company claims the 2 kW oscillator provides cutting performance equivalent to a 4 kW fiber laser.

The new machine will be available for purchase June, 2014.


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