Coherent's new HighLight FL ARM with Fiber-Fiber-Switch technologyClick image to enlarge

Coherent has introduced HighLight FL-ARM with Fiber-Fiber-Switch, a high power (2 to 8 kW) dual fiber output laser that can sequentially power two separate workstations or processes.

Dual fiber output delivers increased throughput in cost sensitive, high volume welding applications, particularly in automotive manufacturing, such as welding of doors, hang-on parts, ultra high strength steel components, and aluminum body frames. Alternately, the second fiber can act as a redundant backup for the first, thus minimizing service downtime when required.

HighLight FL-ARM implements power sharing through the use of Coherent’s proprietary Fiber-Fiber-Switch technology. The process fibers themselves utilize Coherent’s Adjustable Ring Mode configuration, comprising a dual core delivery fiber which produces a central spot surrounded by another concentric ring of laser light. The power levels in the centre and the ring can be independently adjusted on demand (from 1 to 100 per cent) and switched at a rate 1000 times faster than competing products; it can also be independently modulated. This arrangement provides improved control of keyhole and melt pool stability during the welding process, leading to superior results.

Added to this, it employs a multi-stage back reflection immunity system that enhances laser reliability and lifetime, and enables safe processing of highly reflective materials, including brass, copper, and aluminum. 

The HighLight FL-ARM with Fiber-Fiber-Switch is the first new product to be introduced by the recently created Coherent Center of Excellence for fiber lasers in Tampere, Finland.

New generation CAM software for sheet metal

AlmaCAM is a new generation fully integrated CAM software that offers a secure environment for data and programming process management. The new generation software will be on display at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, at booth C22024.

Ultrasonic weld seam inspection with phased array technology

https://www.vogt-ultrasonics.de/en/homepage/ has announced the implementation of a fully automated phased array ultrasonic inspection solution for electron beam welds on rotors for asynchronous motors for a supplier to the automotive industry.

New head for Prima Power fiber laser

The new version of Prima Power's Platino Fiber, is a 2D laser cutting machine equipped with fiber laser sources (with 2, 3, 4, and 6 kW power) that provide the customer with high performance and at the same time great reliability.

5 axis universal machining centre series

The G series five axis universal machining centre from Grob encompasses three models: G350, G550 and G750 (there are also two turning versions G550T and G750T). 

Dot peen marker series

Kwik Mark has announced its new line of X Series dot peen markers.

End mills for turbine and bladed components

Emuge Corp.has introduced a line of end mills designed for the high performance machining of turbine and bladed components.

Standard, modified or custom press brake tools

Mate Precision Tooling now offers modified standard and custom press brake tools (PBT) that supplement its extensive range of standard hardened and precision ground tooling. 

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The PTX Eco Smart finishing machine produces perfect finishes on large surfaces with no shadow or streaks, claims the company.

Flux cored wire withstands 1200°F heat

New Weld Mold 5551 flux cored wire withstands extreme heat conditions for extreme welding applications by maintaining superior hardness retention in temperatures as high as 1200°F, while costing about 50 per cent less than commonly used cobalt materials, claims the company.

Modular pump for tight spaces

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge Inc.’s new iP36-50 modular waterjet Intensifier Pump is designed for ease of portability.

Nozzles boost laser cutting speed up to 100%

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Fiber laser cutting system cuts processing time in half

Amada’s FOL3015AJ is engineered to produce the highest quality parts at unmatched speed while reducing operating costs and environmental waste.

1,250 mm swing on large horizontal turning centre

The EHC 125300 is a new horizontal turning centre from SMTCL with a swing over the head of 1,250 mm (49 in.).

500 ipm cutting speed with new waterjet

Koike Aronson has introduced a new abrasive watjet cutting machine, the K-Jet that delivers speeds up to 12,700 mm/min (500 ipm) with standard cutting areas up to 1,829 x 3,658 mm (72 x 144 in.). Koike Aronson will be showcasing the technology at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at booth N4234.

0.7 mm SwissNano

Tornos has introduced a new 0.7 mm (0.03 in.) SwissNano model, the SwissNano 7.

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