Laser Produces Quality Cutting Surface Finish

Mitsubishi Laser’s next generation LVPLUSII laser cutting machine adds performance and productivity-enhancing features to the original design.

New Product Announcements From: 1/31/2011 Modern Machine Shop

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Mitsubishi Laser’s next generation LVPLUSII laser cutting machine adds performance and productivity-enhancing features to the original design. The system is also available with versatile and expandable automation options to maximize throughput according to user needs.
 
The machine’s 40CF-R resonator technology reduces rise/fall time of square wave pulse, providing more consistent beam power during the cutting process and delivering more consistent edge quality, the company says. Additionally, the uniform, low-current discharge provides low-power stability for improved micromachining and etching applications.
 
Using Brilliantcut technology, the laser produces a cutting surface roughness equivalent to a typical machined finish. It optimizes processing conditions, reduces taper and reduces discoloring on the heat-affected zone, the company says.
 
Another technology, Jet Pierce, decreases part time by enabling material to be pierced quickly and aggressively during small-hole processing. Improved height sensor hardware doubles the laser’s tracing ability compared to the original machine
 
To maintain consistent beam quality, Diamond-Path technology uses a constant beam length system. It provides cutting stability at speeds ranging to 1,150 ipm across all processing areas.
 
The optional Mels Eye intelligent process monitoring system includes auto focusing and other detection features to ensure quality cuts. Burn detection tracks each cut and when no longer sustained, the laser automatically restarts. Pierce detection increases productivity by eliminating the buffer in conventional oxygen piercing. Plasma detection minimizes scrap in high production runs by tracking plasma and adjusting the machine’s speed as necessary.
 
The completely modular laser is designed for 24/7 unattended processing. Auto-Flex MSCIII advanced automation provides selective expansion options, including multiple-shelf towers, material carts, product carts, break-in station and multiple lasers. Other features include a solid Dianite casting, which delivers stability with machine tool, resonator and power supply incorporated onto a single platform; and a high-speed processing head, which is designed for versatility and ease of use. It can cut a range of materials at high speeds to maximize productivity.

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