February 7, 2013
Mazak Optonics has released the new 3D Fabri Gear Mk II for laser cutting of pipe, tube, and structural, as well as drilling and tapping. Available in 220 and 400 models with a 2.5- or 4-kW resonator, the machine cuts a variety of tubes and pipes, including round, square, rectangular, and triangular. It can process I- and H-beams, C-channel, angle iron, and user-defined shapes from mild or stainless steel.
Featuring a 6-axis laser, the machine can handle large, long, and thick materials. The 220 model can process a round pipe diameter up to 8.6 in. at a rapid traverse rate of 3,937 IPM. The 400 model can handle a round pipe diameter up to 16 in.
Once material is set into the loading station, the machine automatically performs material handling, 3-D laser cutting, and unloading of finished workpieces.
The ecofriendly resonator reduces gas and electricity consumption by 50 percent and 10 percent, respectively, according to the manufacturer.