Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds

October 17, 2013

Laser cutting system processes tubes, pipes at high speeds -

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new Tube Gear 2-D laser cutting machine for tubes and pipes. It offers high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications.

Available with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine can process round and rectangular tube and pipe with diameters up to 6 in. With its standard 5-in. Servo Focus torch, it can make cuts at a rapid traverse rate of up to 6,299 IPM.

The machine is equipped with a triple chuck system to help minimize warp and material vibration, allowing processing of material up to 21.3 ft. long. It also includes a bundle material load/unload system that allows for large lot sizes up to 4.2 tons while still comprising a smaller footprint than similar machines.

Other standard features include an automated lens focal distance measurement system, automated calibration function, and a nozzle cleaning system. An automated nozzle change system is optional.

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