The ideal machine concept

The eVision series of laser cutting machines is characterized by high dynamics and top quality. The machines achieve a positioning speed of up to 180m/min and acceleration of 3G. They are characterized by the highest cut part precision and failure-free operation. Each laser cutter is available with a fiber laser source with power ranging from 1 to 30 kW. Thanks to their compact design, laser metal cutting machines take up the least amount of room of the machines available on the market, and easy-to-use software makes it possible to start work immediately.

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eVision - pure technology, developed by EAGLE

With dynamic linear motors on every axis, a modern composite body and the Eagle eVa cutting head, eVision provides high performance. The cutters in the eVision series achieve positioning speeds of up to 180 m/min, 3G acceleration and fiber laser source power of up to 30 kW.

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The components guarantee precision cutting

Thanks to having the highest quality components such as: laser fiber source, eVa cutting head or modern body, eVision laser cutters can operate continuously 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The top performance of the machine and the low operating costs make the eVision series the most frequently used system for demanding mass production.

eVa cutting head

The cutting head is the most important component in a laser system, and determines both the performance and reliability of the machine.

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Machine body

The composite body suppresses vibration perfectly, and provides machining accuracy that was previously only reserved for measuring devices.

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Traverse

The steel traverse is manufactured with extreme precision to ensure that high cutting accuracy is provided at fast speeds.

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Linear motors

This is the most well thought-out solution that is currently on the market. These drives are maintenance-free and practically wear-free.

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Absolute linear encoders

Absolute linear encoders are used to determine the position of working elements in laser metal cutting machines.

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Laser

The source of the laser is a fiber laser from IPG, the undisputed world leader in the production of high power fiber lasers.

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Even faster, even more precise, even more efficient with additional options.

Machines

CatLine

With thicker materials, CatLine reduces burr production, improves the piercing and cutting of small contours and the cutting of contours close to other contours. Thanks to modifications to the laser source, the optical fiber and the eVa cutting head, unprecedented cutting quality is achieved with thick stainless steel and aluminum sheets, and exceptionally quick cutting of all thick sheets. The optics and the other parameters are adjusted using our process models while the part is being cut. CatLine makes a 20% thickness increase possible with the same laser power, and improves thick sheet throughput time by up to 50%. High quality edges are manufactured, burr formation on aluminum and stainless steel is reduced by 80%, and the cutting process is stabilized for consistent results.

FastLine

Fast cutting of thin and medium thickness sheets
Super-fast cutting of thin and medium thickness sheets up to a thickness of approximately 6 mm (.240”) (depending on the material and the laser power). Fastline has 2 primary functions:

• FlyCut - Fly cutting involves the piercing of relatively thin material at cutting speed, as opposed to stopping, piercing, and then moving. The head moves between contours arranged in an array at a constant speed without stopping to pierce. Cutting takes place by switching on the laser beam above the cutting lines and switching it off again between contours. If your part has an appropriate repetitive pattern, Flycut can significantly reduce the throughput time of the part, and can be used up to a thickness of 6 mm.

• FastCut – Fastcut involves “piercing on the fly” and significantly reduces the piercing time. Instead of stationary piercing, the system moves at an appropriate speed to reduce the piercing time, and then resumes at full speed as soon as possible. This option is used to cut sheets up to 12mm thick. This option improves the cutting efficiency of thin and medium thickness sheets by up to 30%.

MixLine - Burr-less cutting technology

Particularly effective for mild steel and aluminum. MixLine significantly increases the quality and speed of the cutting technology. With the aid of a peripheral device such as a gas mixer and tank, technology tables developed by our engineers automatically switch the cutting technology between three gases (oxygen, nitrogen and oxygen/nitrogen mixture). This results in increased throughput and less burr production with many materials. Pure nitrogen tends to produce more burrs than oxygen, and the mixing of these gases can produce good edge and burr results.

CutEye - Ultra-fast sheet detection

This option makes very fast detection of the sheet position on the machine pallet possible. The entire sheet measurement takes less than 5 seconds, and is performed with an additional laser and not using the capacitive head sensor. This increases the accuracy and safety of sheet measurement, because the entire process takes place without lowering the laser head onto the sheet.

EAGLE AC

Automatic Centering is industry-leading technology that maximizes the cutting speed, the edge quality and the machine uptime while protecting your investment.

  • Nozzle Center Monitoring – The Eagle AC monitors nozzle-to-beam centering during cutting, and sends the head to the alignment station if necessary. Auto realignment takes about 15 seconds.
  • Collision recovery – the eVa® cutting head is designed to survive impacts of up to 50 m/min. After a collision the AC will re-align and resume cutting. If it tries to resume cutting but hits the obstacle again 3 more times, the machine will go into standby.
  • Edge quality and cutting speed – a centered nozzle provides proper gas flow, resulting in the fastest possible cutting speed and consistent edge quality all round the part. Nozzle centering is also no longer operator dependent – it is correct every time.
  • Unattended operation – the EAGLE AC and the advanced collision detection allow you to significantly reduce the amount of operator intervention.
  • Controlled by you – you set the timing for a check. Let the nozzle be cleaned by the Eagle AC and check the nozzle centering after each sheet, after 500 piercings, after 3 operating hours or using other criteria. The Eagle AC also automatically checks itself for alignment errors.
EAGLE ACS

The patented eVa cutting head provides the best collision protection that is currently available. The Eagle ACS has three levels of collision protection.

  • Slow cutting speed protection
    At plate cutting speeds, the capacitive sensor will detect an impending collision and stop the machine before any damage can occur. The Eagle Auto Centering (AC) system will automatically realign the head and resume cutting in the event of a collision.
  • Fast cutting speed protection
    At fast cutting speeds of up to 50 m/min, the lower module of the cutting head below the lenses can be moved sideways, so that the machine can be stopped in good time and machine damage prevented. The Eagle Auto Centering (AC) system will automatically realign the head and resume cutting in the event of a collision.
  • Rapid traverse protection
    At speeds up to 14,000 ipm, the lower module of the cutting head will break off to prevent significant machine damage. The module can be replaced in just 20 to 30 minutes.

Protect your investment and keep your machine cutting with Eagle ACS.

ANC 36/72

The automatic nozzle changer increases the productivity of the machine, allowing it to operate unattended for many hours, including nights and weekends. The magazine is equipped with 36 or 72 nozzles, which are needed for maintenance-free machine operation. The nozzles can be reused or stored in the magazine for recycling. The nozzle replacement time is just 25 seconds, which is the best value in the industry.

PCS - Piercing Control System

The burnout control option increases machine performance and safety. The system developed by Eagle engineers controls the burning procedure and notifies the control system of the completion or failure of the burning procedure. The burning procedure is reduced to a minimum thanks to this option. As soon as the burning procedure has been successfully completed, the cutting procedure starts. If the machine is not equipped with this option:

  • The burning procedure is fixed for a certain period of time and often continues, even though the laser beam is already on the other side of the material.
  • The machine can start cutting, even if the burning procedure has failed.

The PCS I technology significantly increases the efficiency and safety of the machine. It reduces cover slide wear by eliminating unsuccessful piercing and improves the durability of the conveyor beneath the machine.

CCS - Cutting Control System

(MANDATORY with 10kW and above)
The Cutting Control System allows you to use the maximum cutting speed without compromising the stability of the process. The system controls the progress of the cutting procedure, and notifies the control system if the process fails. CCS I ensures that cutting is always carried out at the maximum possible speed, and the production speed is close to the maximum speed. If the material cutting procedure fails, the machine stops and the cutting procedure resumes at an optimally adjusted speed. In this way there is no loss of productivity, since the cutting speed of the machine is set to much lower parameters than the absolute maximum. This technology significantly increases the productivity of the machine and its operational safety. It reduces cover slide wear, since it prevents the machine from continuing to operate if the procedure has failed (so-called welding).

Additional control panel

An additional control panel is available which has been specially designed for projects in which the operator would like quick and easy access to the work table. The majority of the functions and capabilities on the main control panel on the back of the machine are available to the operator, including functions such as quick programs, live view inside the machine, production planning, program start, and more. The fact that the operator is close to the pallet changer provides more time for loading, unloading and quality control.

Transverse conveyor

The conveyor transports waste cuts and small parts from the longitudinal conveyor (which is fitted as standard) to a container next to the machine. This makes it easier to retrieve small parts and maintain order beneath the machine.

Quick comb changing system

Option for making operator maintenance of the machine easier. The individual combs are placed in the table frame as standard. This option makes quick replacement possible by using modules. The combs in the modules can be quickly removed from the table frame outside the machine and the replacement modules inserted in the relevant location without causing any downtime. The combs in the modules are cleaned or replaced outside the machine.

Heavy duty package

Option for processing sheet metal up to 60mm thick. The heavy duty package includes:

  • Reinforced palette
  • The reinforced pallet changer allows sheet metal up to 60mm thick to be loaded onto one machine pallet.
  • Extended Z-axis range
  • Unique technology for cutting thick sheet metal.

Automation

Loading units
eLoader - semi-automatic loading unit

Jib crane that makes sheet loading considerably easier. A manually operated crane, an electric hoist and a vacuum transport pallet suspended from the cable. This unit is screwed to the foundation next to the pallet of the machine. This is an affordable solution which considerably streamlines the loading of sheets onto the pallet of the laser cutting machine.

LoadingUnit - automatic loading unit

The LoadingUnit is fully automated and integrated into the machine. It consists of a rotating frame with vacuum suction cups. When the operator gives the signal, the machine loads a sheet of metal from an external pallet onto the machine table. The unit is recommended for production and service companies which have medium capacity and manufacture individual items or small batches.

Loading and unloading systems
CraneMaster

This loading and unloading system provides the most efficient (shortest cycle times) loading and unloading of material and cut parts. The new material is loaded and unloaded simultaneously, which provides smooth production and better work efficiency. Two versions of the CM are available, with suction cups on either the top or bottom of the system. The system is recommended for production and service companies with high capacity and medium to high volume production.

CraneMasterLinear

This loading and unloading system provides the most efficient (shortest throughput times) loading and unloading of material and cut parts, and maximum work flexibility. The new material is loaded and unloaded simultaneously, which provides smooth production and better machine efficiency. The system has two movable pallets. Both pallets can be moved to any location in the system. Both pallets have an unlimited movement range in the vertical axis of the system, giving the machine unprecedented flexibility. The system is recommended for production and service companies with a high capacity and a low, medium or high production volume.

CraneMasterStore

This loading and unloading system provides an efficient connection between the machine and the storage system. It makes the automation of storage, logistics and material loading and unloading of cut parts and the openwork even more efficient. It provides all of the automatic functionality that is expected from the CraneMaster system, i.e. efficient loading of material from the warehouse onto the laser cutting machine pallet and the simultaneous unloading of cut parts into the warehouse or onto the unloading station. The system is recommended for production and service companies with high capacity and medium to high production volume.

CraneMasterStoreLinear

This loading and unloading system provides the most efficient (shortest throughput times) loading and unloading of material and cut parts, and maximum work flexibility. The new material is loaded and unloaded simultaneously, which makes production smooth and significantly improves the efficiency of the machine. The system has two movable pallets. Both pallets can be moved to any location in the system. Both pallets have an unlimited movement range in the vertical axis of the system: which gives the device unprecedented flexibility. The system is recommended for production and service companies with a high capacity and a low, medium or high production volume.

Storage
MonoTower

This is an automatic sheet metal storage system which works together with the loading and unloading system of the CraneMasterStore or CraneMasterStoreLinear laser cutting machine. The MonoTower material storage system consists of a storage tower which is also a transport tower with a moving lift. The task of the lift is to move the shelves between the storage column and the loading and unloading location. The standard version of the system is equipped with 10, 15 or 20 standard storage shelves. By request, the warehouse can be equipped with a different number of shelves in accordance with the customer's requirements. The system is recommended for manufacturing and service companies which have a very high capacity and manufacture small, medium or large batches.

TwinTower

This is an automatic sheet metal storage system which works together with the loading and unloading system of the CraneMasterStore or CraneMasterStoreLinear laser cutting machine. The TwinTower material storage system consists of a storage tower and a moving lift. The task of the lift is to move the shelves between the storage column and the loading and unloading location. The standard version of the system is equipped with 26, 36 or 46 universal palettes. By request, the warehouse can be equipped with a different number of shelves in accordance with the customer's requirements. The system is recommended for manufacturing and service companies which have a very high capacity and manufacture small, medium or large batches.

Software

Drop&Cut

The patented Drop & Cut module of our software package allows efficient use to be made of residual material, even if the residue is irregularly shaped and full of holes and gaps. When you are in a hurry, Drop&Cut allows you to quickly manufacture one item directly on the machine without creating a new NC file.
A video camera inside the working area allows the Drop&Cut system to provide an image of the actual residue on the EAGLE computer screen. The operator can drag a virtual outline of the part to be cut onto the image of the residue using our touch screen and quickly see whether it fits. The operator can also rotate the part if necessary in order to fit within the residue. The software will not allow the operator to cut out a part which does not fit inside the material. All of this can be accomplished without reprogramming the machine. This allows you to quickly deal with small jobs or the last few items of a production run.

Drop2Cut

The Drop2Cut option provides the same functionality as Drop&Cut, but on a pallet that is outside the cabinet. A second video camera visualizes the external pallet. The laser can simultaneously cut a certain program inside the machine while the operator uses Drop2Cut to place and program a part on a pallet outside the machine. This system minimizes downtime.

CatLine

For thick materials, CatLine improves burr production, piercing, the cutting of small contours and the cutting of contours close to other contours. Thanks to modifications to the laser source, the optical fiber and the eVa cutting head, unprecedented cutting quality is achieved with thick stainless steel and aluminum sheets, and exceptionally quick cutting of all thick sheets. The optics and the other parameters are adjusted using our process models while the part is being cut. CatLine makes a 20% thickness increase possible with the same laser power, and improves thick sheet throughput time by up to 50%. High quality edges are manufactured, burr formation on aluminum and stainless steel is reduced by 80%, and the cutting process is stabilized for consistent results.

FastLine

Fast cutting of thin and medium thickness sheets
Super-fast cutting of thin and medium thickness sheets up to a thickness of approximately 6 mm (.240”) (depending on the material and the laser power). Fastline has 2 primary functions:

• FlyCut - Fly cutting involves the piercing of relatively thin material at cutting speed, as opposed to stopping, piercing, and then moving. The head moves between contours arranged in an array at a constant speed without stopping to pierce. Cutting takes place by switching on the laser beam above the cutting lines and switching it off again between contours. If your part has an appropriate repetitive pattern, Flycut can significantly reduce the throughput time of the part, and can be used up to a thickness of 6 mm.

• FastCut – Fastcut involves “piercing on the fly” and significantly reduces the piercing time. Instead of stationary piercing, the system moves at an appropriate speed to reduce the piercing time, and then resumes at full speed as soon as possible. This option is used to cut sheets up to 12mm thick. This option improves the cutting efficiency of thin and medium thickness sheets by up to 30%.

CutEye - Ultra-fast sheet detection

If you also need to reduce the time needed to locate the sheet on the shuttle table before cutting, CutEye’s rapid edge detection will meet this challenge. The CutEye rapid edge finder locates the sheet approximately 3 to 4 times faster, adjusts the cutting program to match the sheet location, and starts cutting. A sheet locating time of 5 seconds is normal for small to medium-sized sheets, with slightly more for bigger sheets. The cutting head remains retracted during the edge finding cycle, allowing the machine to move at ultra-fast speed and avoiding the risk of collision.

eRis - New philosophy for the user experience

The Eagle eRis graphical user interface is a new product from the eSoft software family. In conjunction with the Eagle laser cutter, it represents a completely new quality of interaction between human beings and external systems. The new product is characterized by its revolutionary design, new functionality and use of leading technology in the field of software production. The application has been designed to fully exploit the potential of the touch screen that is installed in the machine. The modern user interface combines attractive design with the easy and ergonomic operation that we are familiar with from devices such as Smartphones, tablets and computers with touch screens. eRis makes integration with external Industry 4.0 systems possible. This gives the user the opportunity to plan production from A to Z, i.e. from order acceptance to the release of goods, including warehouse automation, warehouse towers and integration in an ERP system. The data obtained by eRis is used by the new eRs Cloud reporting system, which stores and processes them in the cloud.

eRs Cloud - Eagle Reporting System

A modern reporting system that provides an unlimited number of ways of analyzing and improving the performance of laser work cells. The system is based on the latest programming solutions. Reports can be flexibly created on the website immediately after logging in which are generated in accordance with personalized settings. The reports cover all aspects of machine operation such as operator efficiency, setup times, idle times, the wearing of spare parts and also the dynamics of gas and material usage. The attractive graphical design of the static and dynamic reports provides you with clear information about the laser cutting machine. If the system is linked to your ERP, the level of detail of the reports allows you to improve system efficiency and cost control.

eSoft - Laser cutting optimization

The eSoft software, which we were involved in developing, is designed for sheet metal processing machines. This tool allows work to be carried out on Eagle laser cutting machines with flexibility as its main feature. eSoft can be used to program machines from different manufacturers. Adapting a program from an Eagle machine to a machine from another manufacturer or a plasma cutter is not a problem, and merely requires clicking on a few icons. This is software with outstanding performance and functionality parameters. It is sufficient for carrying out production for our own needs and providing services for external entities, including the most demanding ones. It contains all of the technology that is required for cutting processes: laser, plasma, water jet, gas and punching. Automatic workpiece processing, importing DXF, DWG, GEO, CDL, HPG, PLT, AAM, IGS, NC1, CMC files. Provides the possibility of simulating the cutting process. The eSoft software is available in three versions: eSoft Basic, eSoft Compact and eSoft Professional.

  eSoft Basic eSoft Compact eSoft Professional
CAD
SuperNesting
Offers and reports
Geometry filter
CAD Link  
Production planning and management    

CAD
Facility for drawing elements for cutting out.

SuperNesting
Intuitive and efficient distribution of elements on the sheet with maximum use of material. The most advanced nesting program available on the market is guaranteed to cut down on material thanks to the optimum distribution of parts on the sheet, which minimizes waste.

Quotes and reports
Allows cutting times and costs to be calculated. Makes it possible to quickly create and manage quotes and convert them into production orders.

Geometry filter
Evens out the lines of low quality drawings. The machine runs smoothly, even if substandard CAD drawings have been used for the programming.

CAD Link
This allows you to prepare cutting programs directly from complete 3D models, and conversion from a 3D model to completed 2D nesting can be carried out with just a few clicks. The 3D model is automatically developed from the 2D drawing. The software dismantles the elements, by subdividing them according to sheet thickness, material type etc. This module contains functions for designing, importing from different formats and downloading the cutting elements from a library.

Production planning and management
Takes care of production planning, order control and implementation management. It is a professional tool which has a positive impact on the efficiency of the company, the organization thereof and also production control.

 

eVision laser cutting machine

For demanding mass production.

The eVision series of laser cutting machines is characterized by high dynamics and top quality. The machines achieve a positioning speed of up to 180m/min and acceleration of 3G. They are characterized by the highest cut part precision and failure-free operation. Each laser cutter is available with a fiber laser source with power ranging from 1 to 30 kW. Thanks to their compact design, laser metal cutting machines take up the least amount of room of the machines available on the market, and easy-to-use software makes it possible to start work immediately.

Technical data

Machine
Work area
MACHINE MODEL [jm] 1530 2040 2060 2560 2580 3080 25120 25160 30120 30160
X-axis [mm] 3060 4060 6060 6060 8070 8070 12090 16110 12090 16110
Y-axis [mm] 1540 2040 2040 2540 2598 3098 2598 2598 3098 3098
Z-axis [mm] 100 100 100 100 150 150 150 150 150 150
Max. weight of the sheet [kg] 1000 1600 2400 3000 9600 11520 14400 19200 17280 23040
Dimensions and weight of the machine 1)
MACHINE MODEL [jm] 1530 2040 2060 2560 2580 3080 25120 30120 25160 30160
Length [mm] 10000 11200 14000 14000 22550 22550 31330 31330 41000 42000
Width [mm] 3080 4100 4100 4750 4500 5000 4500 5770 4600 5900
Height [mm] 3060 3060 3060 3060 2700 2700 2750 2850 2800 2900
Weight [t] 18 22 36 39 66 72 144 177 287 395

1) Approximate values. The exact parameters are specified in the machine's installation plan.

Machine specifications
MAXIMUM SPEEDS    
Parallel to the X, Y and Z axes 180 [m/min]
Simultaneous 180 [m/min]
AXIS PARAMETERS    
Repetitiveness 0,03 [mm]
Precision 0,1 [mm]
Acceleration 30 [m/s2]
Min. programmable step 0,001 [mm]
Maximum cutting thicknesses
AVAILABLE LASER SOURCE [jm] 1kW 2kW 3kW 4kW 6kW 8kW 10kW 12kW 15kW 20kW
mild steel [mm] 10 16 20 20 30* 40* 50* 60* 60* 60*
stainless steel [mm] 4 10 15 20 30* 40* 50* 60* 60* 60*
aluminium [mm] 2 6 12 15 30* 35* 40* 50* 50* 50*
brass [mm] 2 4 6 8 12 15 20 30* 30* 30*
copper [mm] 1,5 4 6 6 10 15 20 25 25 25*

Maximum thicknesses of the materials to be processed. The values that are achieved depend on the quality of the material being processed, the quality of the cutting gases, the quality of the service and the NC program and the condition of the wearing parts
* Heavy duty (HD) laser cutter version with CatLine option

CNC
Control   Beckhoff TwinCAT CNC
Media
Compressed air [BAR] 25-30
Nitrogen pressure [BAR] 25-30
Air pressure [BAR] 8-10
Laser source data
Laser type   Ytterbium laser fiber
Available laser sources [kW] 2-20
Wavelength [µm] 1,07
Beam quality mm x mrad 3, 4-4,0
Frequency [kHz] 5
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