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FABTECH 2015: Fiber laser automation

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exhibitor: Amada    booth # S901

Automation will be a key focus for Amada at FABTECH. Among the technologies being showcased is the LCG 3015 AJ fiber laser cutting system equipped with the company’s MPL Automation.

Available as 2kW, 4kW and 6kW, the LCG 3015 AJ was developed with Amada’s proven fiber laser technology. This technology helps achieve Process Range Expansion (PRE) by providing the ability to cut brass, copper and titanium. The LCG 3015 AJ is a true flying optic laser system. The material remains stationary as the cutting head moves on all three axes (X, Y & Z) to process the sheet. This translates into increased productivity and increased accuracy at higher cutting speeds. The machine is built to adapt to the evolving production environment of manufacturers. The cutting head is propelled by a highly-dynamic motion system that achieves the acceleration and rapid traverse speeds of more expensive linear drive motion systems.

The LCG AJ uses approximately a third of the electricity required by the same wattage CO2 laser system, claims the company. It is also three times more efficient with the electricity it does utilize, reducing costs and providing a more environmentally-friendly laser system. The LCG AJ does not require laser gas, mirrors, or any other items typically associated with generating a CO2 laser beam. A single fiber optic delivery cable eliminates the need for additional external mirrors. The result is less operating costs and maintenance.

Designed and built at Amada’s Brea, CA, facility, the MPL is ideal for fabricators who need a basic load/unload system. This high-speed automation system utilizes a single raw material pallet and a single offload pallet. The unit is positioned directly above the shuttle tables, minimizing the amount of floor space required. Since the system uses a single raw material pallet, there is no tower — making the MPL the ideal solution for environments with low ceilings.

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