Blanking line combines laser cutting, continuous coil feeding
Schuler has unveiled laser blanking lines featuring DynamicFlow Technology. The machines, which combine laser cutting with continuous coil feeding, can produce even small batches JIT and cost-effectively, according to the company.
The machines can produce a variety of blank shapes simultaneously and optimize blank contours while production is running. The patented system processes various of materials, including high-strength steels. Optimized blank nesting reduces the amount of scrap by 30 to 40 percent, the manufacturer reports.
The line uses three laser heads in parallel to cut blanks from a continuously rolling coil with thicknesses of 0.03 to 0.12 in. and widths up to 84.65 in. The machines are compact to fit in restricted spaces.