June 17, 2008
TRUMPF has introduced the TSC 2 slat cleaner, which removes slag from the slats of laser cutting machines. It can be used on flatbed laser machines with pallet changers from any manufacturer.
A result of changes to the TSC 1 slat cleaner, the new machine has three main differences: a new capacity plate, a brush set, and vent holes..
The steel brush set replaces the stripper plate used on the previous model. The tooling and pinion shaft also have been completely revised. The new teeth, from the rollers to gear, combined with vent holes for roller lubrication help to extend tool life, the company states.
Additionally, the pinion shaft is now made from one part, and the pin connection for torque transmission has been eliminated. The clutch has been reinforced with a bearing disk that results in better clutch guidance because of a bigger bearing dimension.
The unit can be used on support slats from 0.08 in. to 0.15 in. thick. With its automatic forward feed, it cleans slag up to 0.6 in. thick off steel, stainless steel, and copper support slats operating at a speed of 26 to 32 FPM. Slats do not have to be removed for cleaning, and on flatbed laser cutting machines with a pallet changer, cleaning can take place while production is running.
According to the company, the unit can clean a standard-sized pallet about 5 by 10 ft. in as little as 20 minutes.