November 19, 2013
JDSU and Amada have collaborated to develop a fiber laser that provides up to 4kW of output power. The fiber laser has been integrated into the ENSIS-3015A sheet metal cutting system from Amada.
According to the manufacturer, ENSIS provides the flexibility to cut both thick and thin metals simply by changing the beam configuration electronically to cut a variety of thick and thin metals of up to 25 millimeters in thickness. It also provides the ability to cut metals that once required 4kW with only 2kW without sacrificing quality.
"Around-the-clock productivity is extremely important to Amada's metal manufacturing customers," said Mitsuo Okamoto, president and CEO of Amada. "Our newest fiber laser innovation with JDSU provides our customers with a major advantage because the flexibility of ENISIS allows for virtually no down time during the manufacturing process, regardless of what type of metal needs to be cut."
"For more than six years, JDSU and Amada have collaborated to design the industry's most innovative fiber laser solutions," said Tom Waechter, president and CEO of JDSU. "Our combined efforts on this second-generation fiber laser provides a highly differentiated solution and we look forward to continue transforming the fiber laser market with Amada for years to come."