Ideal Machine Concept

EAGLE laser cutting machines are designed to meet the highest expectations of customers. In their standard version they ensure exceptionally high work efficiency, full automation of the process and low costs of production of cut parts. Construction of EAGLE laser metal cutting machines is based on the principle of "Ideal Machine Concept", which is the result of many years of work, gaining experience and implementing new solutions. Composite machine body, carbon fiber traverse, linear motors on all axes, eVa cutting head, laser fiber source and super-fast table changer create a dynamic machine, reducing non-productive times to an absolute minimum.

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iNspire - pure technology, driven by the EAGLE

Thanks to the unique design of the machine and carefully selected components, dynamic linear motors in all axes, modern body made of composite material, carbon fiber traverse and cutting head EAGLE eVa, iNspire provides high work efficiency. The iNspire laser cutters achieve positioning speed of up to 350 m/min, 6G acceleration. iNspire models are available with 1 to 20 kW fiber laser.

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The best components that inspire efficient work

The machines of the iNspire series have been designed in response to the highest customer requirements. The best quality components significantly reduce the cost of cut metals and reduce the risk of production stops. EAGLE is synonymous with reliability and failure-free operation.

eVa cutting head

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

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Machine body

The composite body perfectly suppresses vibrations and ensures machining accuracy reserved until recently only for measuring devices.

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Traverse

Traverse is made of carbon fiber which reduces the weight of moving parts and simultaneously ensures ideal rigidity.

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Linear motors

This is the least emergency solution of all currently used on the market. These drives are maintenance-free and virtually 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, which is the undisputed world leader in the production of high power Fiber lasers.

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Even faster, more precise and efficient with additional options.

Machines

CatLine

For high thickness, CatLine improves burr, piercing, cutting the small contours and contours positioned close to other contours. Thanks to modifications introduced in laser source, optical fiber and eVa cutting head we obtain unprecedented quality of cutting on thick stainless and aluminium sheets and exceptionally quick piercing on all thick sheets. Optics and other parameters are adjusted per our process models while cutting the part. CatLine enables a 20% increase of thickness with the same power of laser, improves thick sheet cycle time by up to 50%, delivers high quality edge and 80% less burr on aluminium and stainless steel, and stabilizes the cutting process for consistent results.

FastLine

Fast cutting of thin and medium sheets
Super - fast cutting of thin and medium sheets up to approximately 15mm thick (material and laser power dependent). Fastline has 2 primary functions:

• FlyCut - Flycutting involves the piercing of relatively thin material while at cutting speed as opposed to stopping, piercing, and then moving. The head moves between the contours arranged in an array with an equal speed, not slowing down to pierce, and the cutting is done by switching the laser beam on while over the cutting lines and off as it passes between the contours. When your part has an appropriate repetitive pattern, Flycut can greatly decrease part cycle time and is used up to a thickness of 6 mm.

• FastCut – Fastcut involves “piercing on the fly” and greatly reduces pierce time. Instead of a stationary pierce, the system moves at an appropriate rate to decrease pierce time, and then resumes full speed as soon as possible. This option is used to cut sheets up to thickness of 15mm. With this option, the cutting efficiency of thin and medium sheets improves by up to 30%.

MixLine - No burr cutting technology

Especially effective for mild steel and aluminium, MixLine significantly increases the quality and speed of the cutting technology. With a peripheral device such as a gas mixer and tank, technology tables developed by our engineers automatically change the cutting technology between three gases (oxygen, nitrogen and oxygen/nitrogen mixture). The results for many materials are increased throughput and reduced burr. Pure nitrogen tends to generate more burr than oxygen, and the blending of these gases can deliver good edge and burr results.

CutEye - Ultra-fast sheet detection

This option allows for a very quick recognition of the position of the sheet on the machine pallet. The entire sheet measurement takes less than 5 seconds and is performed with an additional laser and not with the capacitive head sensor. This increases the accuracy and safety of sheet measurement because the whole process takes place without lowering the laser head to the sheet.

EAGLE AC

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

  • Nozzle Center Monitoring – The Eagle AC monitors nozzle-to-beam center while cutting and will send the head over to the alignment station if needed. Auto realignment takes about 15 seconds.
  • Collision Recovery – The eVa® cutting head is designed to survive impact up to 150 m/min (2000 ipm). After collision, AC will re-align and resume cutting. If it tries to resume cutting but continues to hit the obstacle 3 times, then the machine will go into a pause.
  • Edge Quality and Cut Speed – A centered nozzle enables proper gas flow, resulting in the highest possible cut speed and consistent edge quality all the way around the part. Also, nozzle centering is no longer operator dependent – it’s right every time.
  • Unattended Operation – The AC and the advanced collision detection allow you to greatly reduce operator intervention.
  • Controlled by You – You set the timing for checking. Set the Eagle AC to clean the nozzle and check nozzle center after each sheet, or 500 pierces, or 3 hours of running, or other criteria. AC also automatically checks itself for misalignment.
EAGLE ACS

The patented eVa cutting head provides the best collision protection available today. Eagle ANC provides 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 has occurred. The Eagle Auto Centering (AC) system will automatically realign the head and resume cutting if impact is made.
  • High cutting speed protection
    At high cutting speeds of up to 150 m/min, the lower module of the cutting head below the lenses can slide laterally, providing the time necessary to stop the machine and prevent machine damage. The Eagle Auto Centering (AC) system will automatically realign the head and resume cutting if impact is made.
  • Rapid traverse protection
    At speeds up to 14,000 ipm, the lower module of the cutting head will break away to prevent significant machine damage. Replacement requires only 20 to 30 minutes.

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

ANC 36/72

The automatic nozzle changer increases the machine's productivity and enables it to work unattended for many hours, including night shifts and weekends. The magazine is equipped with 36 or 72 nozzles, which are necessary for maintenance-free machine operation. The nozzles can be reused and stored in the magazine for reuse. Nozzle replacement time is only 25 seconds, which is the best result in the industry.

PCS - Piercing Control System

The piercing control option increases machine performance and safety. The system developed by Eagle engineers controls the process of piercing and informs the control about the end of the piercing process or its failure. Thanks to this option the piercing process is reduced to a minimum. As soon as the piercing process is successfully completed the cutting process starts. If the machine does not have this option:

  • The piercing process 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 piercing process has failed.

PCS I technology significantly increases the efficiency of the machine and its safety. It reduces wear and tear of the safety glasses by eliminating unsuccessful piercing and the durability of the convoy working under the machine.

CCS - Cutting Control System

(MUST BE with 10kW and above)
The Cutting Control System allows you to use the maximum cutting speed without compromising process stability. The system controls the course of the cutting process and informs the control about the collapse of the process. CCS I causes that the cutting is always done at the maximum possible speed and the production speed is close to the maximum speed. If the cutting process of the material breaks down, the machine stops and the cutting process is resumed at an optimal adjusted speed. This way, there is no loss of productivity, as the cutting speed of the machine is set to much lower parameters than the maximum possible. This technology significantly increases the productivity of the machine and its operational safety. It reduces wear and tear of the safety slides because it prevents the machine from working with a broken process (so-called welding).

Additional pulpit

Specifically designed for projects where the operator wishes to have an easy and fast access to the work table, a second operator station panel is available. The operator has nearly all the functions and capabilities found on the main operator station at the back of the machine, including functions such as quick programs, live view inside the machine, production planning, program start, and more. Operator being close to the pallet changer gain more time for loading, unloading and quality control.

Transverse Conveyer

The conveyor transports the route and small parts from the longitudinal convoy (which is fitted as standard) to a container next to the laser. This makes it easier to retrieve small cut parts and keep order under the machine.

Fast comb exchanging system

Option to facilitate operator maintenance of the machine. As standard, the combs are placed individually in the pallet frame. This option offers quick replacement by using modules. The combs in the modules are quickly removed from the pallet frame outside the machine and the replacement modules are inserted in their place without causing any downtime. The combs in the modules are cleaned or replaced outside the machine.

Heavy Duty Package

Option to process metal sheets up to 60mm thick. The HeavyDutyPackage includes:

  • Reinforced palette,
  • The reinforced pallet exchanger allows for the loading of metal sheets up to 60mm thick on one pallet of the machine,
  • Extended Z-axis range,
  • Unique technology for cutting thick metal sheets.

Automation

Loading units
eLoader - semi-automatic loading unit

Jib crane that greatly assists sheet loading. A manually operated crane, electric hoist and a vacuum transport pallet suspended on the hoist. This unit is screwed to the foundation next to the pallet of the machine. This is an affordable solution that considerably streamlines loading of sheets on 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. At the operator's signal, the machine takes the sheet metal from a pallet placed on the machine table next to the outer pallet of the machine. The unit is recommended for production and service companies expecting medium capacity, whose production is single or small series.

Loading and unloading systems
CraneMaster

Loading and unloading system offering the most efficient (shortest cycle times) loading and unloading of material and cut parts. The fresh material is taken in and out at the same time, which ensures smooth production and better work efficiency. The CM is available in two options with air suction cups at the top or bottom of the system. The system is recommended for production and service companies expecting high performance, with medium to high volume production.

CraneMasterLinear

Loading and unloading system offering the most efficient (shortest cycle times) loading and unloading of material and cut parts and the greatest flexibility of work. Fresh material is taken in and out at the same time, improving the smoothness of production and machine efficiency. The system has two movable pallets. Both move to any place in the system. Both pallets have an unlimited range of movement in the vertical axis of the system, so the machine offers unprecedented flexibility. The system is recommended for production and service companies expecting the highest efficiency, whose production is low, medium or high volume.

CraneMasterStore

Loading and unloading system offering 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 together with the openwork even more efficient. It offers all the automatic functionality that is expected from the CraneMaster system, i.e. the efficient loading of material from the warehouse onto the laser cutting machine pallet and the simultaneous unloading of cut parts onto the warehouse or onto the unloading station. The system is recommended for production and service companies expecting high performance, whose production is medium or high volume.

CraneMasterStoreLinear

Loading and unloading system offering the most efficient (shortest cycle times) loading
and unloading of material and cut parts and the greatest flexibility of work. The fresh material is taken in and out at the same time, so production is smooth, which significantly affects the efficiency of the machine. The system has two movable pallets. Both move to any place in the system. Both pallets have an unlimited range of movement in the vertical axis of the system so that the device offers unprecedented flexibility. The system is recommended for production and service companies expecting the highest efficiency, whose production is low, medium or high volume.

Storage
MonoTower

It is an automatic sheet metal storage system cooperating with the loading and unloading system of the CraneMasterStore or CraneMasterStoreLinear laser cutting machine. The MonoTower material storage system consists of a storage column, which is also a transport column with a moving lift. The task of the lift is to move the shelves between the storage column and the place of loading and unloading. The system in the standard version is equipped with universal 10, 15 or 20 storage shelves. On request it is possible to equip the warehouse with a different number of shelves according to the customer's needs. The system is recommended for manufacturing and service companies expecting the highest efficiency, whose production is low, medium or high volume.

TwinTower

It is an automatic sheet metal storage system cooperating with the loading and unloading system of the CraneMasterStore or CraneMasterStoreLinear laser cutting machine. The TwinTower material storage system consists of a storage column and a moving lift. The task of the lift is to move the shelves between the storage column and the place of loading and unloading. The system in the standard version is equipped with 26, 36 or 46 universal shelves. On request it is possible to equip the warehouse with a different number of shelves according to the customer's needs. The system is recommended for manufacturing and service companies expecting the highest efficiency, whose production is low, medium or high volume.

Software

Drop&Cut

The patented Drop & Cut module of our software suite makes it possible to make efficient use of material remnants, even when the remnant is irregularly shaped and full of holes and gaps. When you are in a rush, Drop&Cut allows you to quickly produce one part right at the machine without creating a new NC file.
A video camera inside the working closure enables the Drop&Cut system to provide an image on the EAGLE computer screen of the actual remnant. Using our touch screen, the operator can drag a virtual outline of the part to be cut onto the remnant image and quickly see if it fits. The operator can also rotate the part as needed to fit within the remnant. The software will not allow the operator to cut a part out that does not fit on the material. All of this can be accomplished without reprogramming the machine, which allows you to get small jobs or those last few parts of a production run out fast.

Drop2Cut

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

CatLine

For high thickness, CatLine improves burr, piercing, cutting the small contours
and contours positioned close to other contours. Thanks to modifications introduced in laser source, optical fiber and eVa cutting head we obtain unprecedented quality of cutting on thick stainless and aluminium sheets and exceptionally quick burns on all thick sheets. Optics and other parameters are adjusted per our process models while cutting the part. CatLine enables a 20% increase of thickness with the same power of laser, improves thick sheet cycle time by up to 50%, delivers high quality edge and 80% less burr on aluminium and stainless steel, and stabilizes the cutting process for consistent results.

FastLine

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

• FlyCut - Flycutting involves the piercing of relatively thin material while at cutting speed as opposed to stopping, piercing, and then moving. The head moves between the contours arranged in an array with an equal speed, not slowing down to pierce, and the cutting is done by switching the laser beam on while over the cutting lines and off as it passes between the contours. When your part has an appropriate repetitive pattern, Flycut can greatly decrease part cycle time and is used up to a thickness of 6 mm.

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

CutEye - Ultra-fast sheet detection

When you need to save even the time to locate the sheet on the shuttle table before cutting, CatEye’s rapid edge finding will meet that challenge. The CatEye rapid edge finder reduces the time it takes to locate a sheet by approximately 3 to 4x, transforms the cutting program to match sheet location, and commence cutting. A 5s sheet location cycle time is common for small to mid-sized sheets, slightly longer for larger sheet. During the edge finding cycle, the cutting head remains retracted, enabling ultrahigh speed movement of the machine and avoiding risk of collision.

eRis - New philosophy of user experience

eRis graphical user interface Eagle eRis is a new product from the eSoft software family. It is a completely new quality of human interaction and external systems with the Eagle laser cutter. Revolutionary design, new functionalities and the use of leading technologies in the field of software production are the characteristics of the new product. The application has been designed in a way that fully exploits the potential of the touch screen that is installed in the machine. Modern user interface combines attractive design with ease and ergonomics of work known from devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers with touch screen. eRis offers the possibility of integration with external Industry 4.0 systems. This allows the user to plan production from A to Z, i.e. from order acceptance to goods release, including warehouse automation, warehouse towers and integration with ERP system. The data obtained by eRis is used by the new reporting system eRs Cloud which collects and processes them in the cloud.

eRs Cloud - Eagle Reporting System

A modern reporting system that gives unlimited possibilities of analysing and improving laser work cell performance. The system is based on the latest programming solutions. Directly on the website after logging in, you can freely create reports that are generated according to personalized settings. The reports cover all aspects of machine operation such as operator efficiency, setup times, idle times, wear of spare parts, as well as the dynamics of gas and material use. The attractive graphic form of static and dynamic reports allows you to receive clear information about the laser cutting machine. When connected to your ERP, the level of detail of reports allow you to improve the system efficiency and improve expense control.

eSoft - Laser cutting optimization

The eSoft software - of which we are partly a manufacturer - is a software designed for sheet metal working machines. It is a tool enabling work on Eagle laser cutting machines and its main feature is versatility. eSoft can be used to program machines from different manufacturers and changing a given program from an Eagle machine to another company's or to a plasma cutter is not a problem and comes down to pressing a few icons. This is software with very high performance and functionality parameters. It is enough to carry out production for own needs, provide services for external entities, including the most demanding ones. It contains full technology for cutting processes: laser, plasma, waterjet, gas, punching. Automatic workpiece processing, import of DXF, DWG, GEO, CDL, HPG, PLT, AAM, IGS, NC1, CMC files. Offers the possibility of simulating the cutting process. We offer eSoft software in three versions: eSoft Basic, eSoft Compact, eSoft Professional.

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

CAD
Possibility to draw elements to be cut out.

SuperNesting
Intuitive and efficient spreading of elements on the sheet with maximum use of material. The most modern nesting available on the market guarantees material savings thanks to the optimal distribution of parts on the sheet, minimizing waste.

Offers and reports
Allows calculation of cutting times and costs. Enables quick creation and management of offers and turning them into production orders.

Geometry filter
Smoothes the lines of low quality drawings. The machine can run smoothly despite using faulty CAD drawings for programming.

CAD Link
It allows you to prepare cutting programs directly from complete 3D models and the conversion from a 3D model to a finished 2D nesting requires several clicks. The 3D model is automatically developed for flat drawings, the software itself decomposes the elements, dividing them according to sheet thickness, material type, etc. This module has the ability to design, import from different formats and download the elements to be cut out from the library.

Production planning and management
It enables production planning, control over orders and management of their execution. It is a professional tool that has a positive impact on the company's work efficiency, its organization and enables control over the production.

iNspire laser cutting machine

Highest cutting performance

The iNspire series of laser cutting machines are characterized by high dynamics and top quality. They achieve positioning speed of up to 350m/min and an acceleration of 6G. They are characterized by the highest precision of cut parts and failure-free operation. Each laser cutter is available with a fiber laser source with power from 1 to 20 kW. Thanks to their compact design, laser metal cutting machines do not take up much space in the hall, and easy-to-use software allows you to start working immediately.

Technical data

Machine
Work area
MACHINE MODEL [jm] 1530 2040 2060 2560 2580 3080 25120 30120 25160 30160
X-axis [mm] 3060 4060 6060 6060 8070 8070 12090 12090 16110 16110
Y-axis [mm] 1540 2040 2040 2540 2598 3098 2598 3098 2598 3098
Z-axis [mm] 100 100 100 100 150 150 150 150 150 150
max. sheet weight [kg] 1000 1600 2400 3000 9600 11520 14400 17280 19200 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.

Specifications of the machine
MAXIMUM SPEEDS    
parallel to the X, Y, Z axes 250 [m/min]
simultaneous 350 [m/min]
AXIS PARAMETERS    
repetitiveness 0,03 [mm]
precision 0,05 [mm]
accelerations 60 [m/s2]
min. programmable leap 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 materials to be processed. Values achieved under conditions depending on the quality of the material being processed, the quality of the cutting gases, the quality of the service and NC program and the condition of the wearing parts
* Heavy duty (HD) laser cutter version with CatLine option

CNC
control   Beckhoff TwinCAT CNC
comunication system   Beckhoff etherCAT
position maping system   Renishaw
inverters   Nord
Media
Compressed air pressure [bar] 6
Nitrogen pressure [bar] 25-30
Oxygen pressure [bar] 8-10
Laser source data
laser type   IPG fiber laser
available laser sources [kW] 1-20
wavelength [µm] 1,07
beam quality mm x mrad 3, 4 - 4,0
frequency [kHz] 5
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