October 9, 2007
By: Dale A. Sabo
Remote laser welding operations, many of which rely on a laser scanner to deflect the beam to the weld area, require high-beam-quality lasers. Years ago this meant that they were used only with high-power CO2 lasers. As the beam quality of Nd:YAG, disk, and fiber-optic lasers have improved, these lasers also have become suitable for remote welding, allowing the scanners to be smaller and faster.
The Bystronic Xpert press brake features advanced ByVision Bending control, intuitive operator interface + unique dynamic hydraulic crowning system = the ultimate bending experience. Options: Voice Control; LAMS (exact angles from the first bend); PartID code scanning; Optical Bend Guiding. Bystronic's RF-A and XPT light-weight precision segmented tools ensure fast tool setups and maximum operator ergonomics.
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Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat
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