Which materials can be processed with a laser cutting machine?
A laser machine can be used to cut many types of metal. With fiber lasers it is – in contrast to the CO₂ laser – also possible to process reflecting metals with a high thermal conductivity. Materials with a material thickness of up to 25 mm (mild steel) can be cut.
Multifunctionality & automation
Laser cutting machines can also be expanded with a wide range of options and automation solutions, enabling an additional increase in the efficiency of production processes. Options such as a pipe and profile cutting device or units for drilling and marking save production time, distances to further processing stations and protect the health of employees.
Strengths of MicroStep's laser cutting systems
Laser cutting systems from MicroStep impress above all with their flexibility, their high cutting speeds with maximum precision and their multifunctionality. In one work step, sheets or pipes can be cut, bevel cuts made and provided with drilled holes and markings. Another advantage is the space-saving, compact design of the laser cutting system.
A laser beam source from the market leader IPG Photonics provides an output of at least 1 to 5 kW as standard. Optionally, each laser cutting system can be equipped with a device for pipe and profile processing. This allows pipe cutting and profile cutting up to a material diameter of 500 mm. Depending on the requirements, MicroStep supplies three different versions of the pipe cutting devices in terms of workload (min/max pipe sizes, manual or automatic loading of pipes and unloading of the cut parts).
For easier operation and maintenance of the laser cutting system (besides the integration of the latest designs of cutting heads with automatic focus positioning and focus adjustment), additional standard functions have been integrated to increase the performance of the laser cutting machine: automatic sheet edge and sheet position detection via a capacitive sensor in the cutting head as well as automatic nozzle calibration and nozzle cleaning. In addition, a real-time camera is integrated into the nozzle calibration station for visual control of the laser nozzle condition.
The standard version of the laser cutting machines includes a shuttle table for fast and safe loading and unloading of flat materials; the laser cutting machines can optionally be extended with a smart and fully automated material handling system for sheets, pipes and profiles.
The laser cutting machines are suitable for cutting tasks that require high precision and high cutting speeds. At the same time, companies benefit from the low maintenance and operating costs thanks to the robust construction and durable machine components.