The power, acceleration, and design of fiber laser cutting systems

EAGLE laser cutting machines provide the fastest overall project completion time with a combination of up to 20kW of power, 6G of acceleration and lightweight parts moving extremely quickly on a solid machine base: high-speed material handling; the fastest machine, the fastest acceleration, and the fastest material handling.

Power

As a pioneer in fiber laser cutting systems, we have worked with IPG Photonics for decades to push the envelope of fiber laser technology. In so doing, we have learned how to reliably handle and use 20kW of power – the highest cutting power in the industry. This power makes it possible to cut thicker materials, and also cut them faster.

Acceleration

Once you have a fiber laser source that can provide faster cutting speed than any other, you need to make sure that the machine can accelerate fast enough. Anyone can say that they have a high-speed machine, but the question is: what distance is required to get the machine up to top speed? The EAGLE machine provides the fastest acceleration in the industry, nearly 6G. This corresponds to 58.86 meters per second squared, i.e. fast cutting of metal parts with a machine with amazing acceleration.

Design

In order to create the dynamic movements of a 20kW 6G EAGLE fiber laser, we have designed the ideal mechanical, electrical, and material handling system. The mechanical system of our iNspire series includes a carbon fiber traverse bridge, a polymer concrete composite base and a high-power eVa cutting head with linear motors and absolute linear encoders on all axes. We have spent decades perfecting the ideal mechanical design. The electrical system is equipped with high-speed digital control from Beckhoff. The open-architecture system is the ideal solution for our advanced application, with uncompromising reliability. The material handling system changes pallets in less than 10 seconds, ensuring that your machine is cutting sheet metal and earning money. We have removed all slow-moving hydraulics in order to ensure that the fastest possible changing speed is achieved.

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