August 30, 2012
Laser Mechanisms has introduced the new FiberCut right-angle, compact (RAc) laser processing head. It is nearly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the original FiberCut.
Engineered for 3-D robotic cutting with a fiber-coupled laser, the compact, low-moving-mass head minimizes inertia transfer to the robot support arm. All connections to the head enter at a right angle, including the fiber, providing tight access to parts, simplified cable routing, and stress reduction on the input fiber.
The system consists of the cutting head; fiber collimator; linear drive with position measuring; and an internal, low-noise height sense system that is insensitive to cutting plasma or piercing debris.