June 17, 2013
LVD Co. nv has added a new resonator and control package to select models of its CO2 laser cutting systems. According to the company, the fully integrated FANUC 31i-L CNC and i-C series resonator package reduces laser start-up time as much as 50 percent, provides increased flexibility for part processing, is more energy-efficient, and allows increased time between maintenance intervals.
The CNC, coupled with the Touch-L 19-in. touchscreen GUI, gives the user control over the cutting process via a simplified display. The control's enhanced pulse frequency range provides a better cut surface quality for smooth, burr-free edges, the manufacturer reports. The laser power supply units are controlled individually for improved flexibility and uniformity in laser marking or etching applications.
Quick Power Saving Mode and Eco Power Saving Mode help reduce energy consumption. Optimized laser gas flow and reduced-thermal-load-to-system mirrors help increase the time between required maintenance for system components.