Amada punch/fiber laser combination machine LC 2515 C1 AJ Click image to enlargeAmada has taken fiber laser cutting technology to the next step with its FABTECH debut of a punch/fiber laser combination machine, the LC 2515 C1 AJ.

The LC 2515 C1 AJ features an efficient 2kW fiber laser that provides up to 70 per cent electrical savings when compared to a CO2 system. Fabricators will benefit from Process Range Expansion (PRE) as a result of the fiber laser's ability to cut reflective materials such as copper, brass and titanium.

The laser head moves in the Y-axis via a direct drive servomechanism for maximum speed and accuracy and is isolated from punching vibration to help maintain beam integrity and cut quality.

Reliability is further enhanced by a gap near the laser axis which is engineered to allow cutting gas and slag to escape without impacting processing. A cartridge-type lens provides for simple and fast lens changes. In addition, the use of non-contact sensor technology ensures that the laser beam remains focused on the sheet, thereby guaranteeing maximum quality and consistent cutting operations.

To maximize punching productivity in conjunction with fiber laser cutting, the LC 2515 C1 AJ features a 49-station Multi-Purpose Turret (MPT). Unique features of the MPT include four tapping tool stations and three innovative die lift stations. The die stations automatically lift to facilitate upward forms while reducing material scratches and preventing downward forms from hitting the forming dies during sheet movements. In addition, a brush table automatically lifts to support material and provide scratch-free processing — eliminating the need for secondary finishing.

Additional Features

· AMNC touchscreen control with a 900 cut condition database

· Barcode reader for rapid program loading

· 49 station MPT or 46 (4 auto index) provides flexible production

· MPT also provides unique forming and tapping functions

· Patented bridge frame construction

· Compact and ergonomic safety enclosure

· Energy saving — ECO Cut and reduced power consumption

· Rapid changeover between synchronized punch and laser

· Flexible table design

· Compact footprint

Non-stop productivity

The inherent high speed cutting capabilities of fiber laser technology combined with the versatility of Amada's multifunction turret, enable the LC 2515 C1 AJ to provide extended operation without interruptions and with little supervision. The MPT, with its four thread tapping stations, is not only remarkable for its versatility and high tool capacity, it also provides rapid tool changes and flexible production.

Additionally, Amada's servo drive technology ensures high-speed punching and is more efficient than hydraulic punch drives, requiring no pump or chiller. In short, the LC2515 C1 AJ represents the next evolution in punch/fiber laser technology — providing maximum productivity and versatility.


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