LVD fibre laser machine cuts thin material fast

LVD's Electra FL is a high speed fibre laser cutting system, intended for fast, accurate thin sheet processing of traditional sheet metal materials, such as mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium, with the added versatility to efficiently process metals such as copper and brass.

Increased beam absorption of the 1µm wave length laser beam by the material provides processing speeds up to 50% faster than CO2 laser sources in thin sheet metal, it is claimed. Electra FL is designed from the ground up, with LVD engineering the Electra to fully exploit the benefits of fibre laser cutting technology. Electra FL features a lightweight, high rigidity beam delivery system to allow for highly dynamic processing. A compact, modern design, Electra FL maximises uptime via an integrated shuttle table system that allows one table to be loaded while the machine is cutting on the other table and which offers a change time of only 30 seconds. LVD's latest touch screen control and user interface, Touch-L, make Electra FL easy to use and operate. Touch-L employs a 19" touch-screen and graphical user interface to efficiently and effortlessly guide the user through all necessary man-machine interactions. Touch-L also incorporates a part programming and nesting feature, allowing users to import parts directly to the control, applying cutting technology and nesting sheets at the machine. Modular automation options include the option of a compact material warehousing tower (CT-L). Inclusive of an integrated load/unload system, the CT-L system provides full capabilities for loading and unloading and includes a shelving unit for storage of raw material and finished parts Fibre lasers offer energy savings, with with a 'wall plug' efficiency of up to 30%, far higher than CO2. The maintenance-free fibre laser resonator utilises superior 'all in glass' transmission technology to ensure 'contamination' free delivery of the beam to the cutting lens, resulting in no loss of performance due to optic contamination.