In order to offer sheet metal processing companies better support in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic says it has advanced into a new dimension of fiber laser cutting with the 20kW ByStar Fiber, announced at FABTECH 2022 in Atlanta.
The high-end ByStar Fiber laser represents reliable cutting process even at the highest laser outputs, and with a wide range of applications, the company says, adding the technological leap from conventional 3kW to 15KW systems to the current 20kW level is “tremendous.”
On average, thanks to the 20kW laser, the cutting speed of the ByStar Fiber increases by up to 50 percent (when cutting with nitrogen) compared to a 10kW laser source, Bystronic says. This means that sheet metal processing companies can benefit from higher productivity with relatively low unit costs. The 20kW laser output also enables extended applications in stainless steel and aluminum up to 1.5 inch thick and thus offers maximum flexibility for customer orders.
“Regardless of whether cutting aluminum, non-ferrous metals, or steel, the high-performance Bystronic SSC3 cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles. The variable telescoping cutting head automatically adjusts the focal length and spot size, and the focal position is set automatically for each material,” Bystronic says.
The BeamShaper function ensures smooth cutting edges and high operational reliability across the entire range of carbon steel materials with fluctuating material characteristics to thicknesses up to 1.125 inch. This function can be selected as an option when purchasing a new 20kW ByStar Fiber or added later as an upgrade. With the BeamShaper, the beam profile is adapted for cutting thicker materials providing for smooth cutting edges and increased speeds in carbon steels from .750 to 1.125 inch.
The ByStar Fiber 20kW power level is available for Models 3015, 4020, 6225 and 8025. Bystronic’s new high-performance flagship utilizes the ByVision Cutting control interface via a 21.5-inch touch screen. Operating the machine is as simple as using a smartphone.
Automation optimizes the material flow
In order to provide an optimal material flow to the high speeds of laser cutting, Bystronic has a broad selection of automation solutions available for the ByStar Fiber. The offer includes loading and unloading systems, sorting solutions, and individually configurable storage systems. Based upon the existing manufacturing environment and available space, a seamlessly integrated automated laser cutting process is adapted.
For more information go to: www.bystronic.ca