Mazak Optiplex Nexus 3015 Fiber S7 Can Shape Laser Beams
Mazak’s Optiplex Nexus 3015 Fiber S7 includes variable beam parameter product (V-BPP) technology that shapes laser beams, which the company says optimizes part quality.
Mazak Optonics Corporation has designed its Optiplex Nexus 3015 Fiber S7 laser cutter with variable beam parameter product (V-BPP) technology that improves control of the laser beam for superior cut performance. V-BPP allows users of the 7-kW machine to select a high-intensity, small-spot-size beam; large, donut-shaped beams; and everything in between. The company also says its beam-shaping technology improves part quality and delivers optimal thick and thin metal cutting, higher cutting speed, superior edge quality and improved piercing time.
Active live camera nesting on the Optiplex Nexus Fiber S7 allows operators to quickly and easily process additional parts on demand, without delay. The fiber laser offers a large side-access door, and the machine’s flexible, rugged design includes an automated two-pallet design.
The Optiplex Nexus Fiber S7 comes equipped with the Mazatrol PreviewG CNC, which Mazak says helps simplify set-up and operation. The Mazatrol PreviewG control also provides real-time cutting metrics and maintenance data, maximizing machine utilization and reducing unexpected down time.
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Contributed by Hypertherm (West Lebanon, New Hampshire). The company designs and manufactures plasma cutting systems for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma systems and consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls.
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