OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LASER CUTTING SYSTEM MSF MAX
Laser giant with two working zones over a total length of 41,000 mm
The MSF Max system, which was specially developed for the needs of the shipbuilding industry, has a total length of 41,000 mm at the French cruise ship manufacturer, which can be entered via a safety cabin. Two working zones, each with a working area of 20,000 x 3,000 mm, can be used effectively for processing the material as well as for parallel loading and unloading.
Laser rotator for weld edge preparation up to 45° with automatic calibration unit integrated on the gantry
The cutting system at Chantiers de l'Atlantique is equipped with a laser rotator for cutting simple V and X seams, as well as complex V or K seams with a micro joint. The endless rotating bevel unit allows bevel cuts up to 45°. Chantiers de l'Atlantique thus applies weld preparations to parts up to 20 m long with thicknesses up to 16 mm.
The process reliability and lasting precision of the machine is guaranteed by the patented automatic calibration system (ACTG) developed by MicroStep. The ACTG station has been integrated together with the calibration pad for the capacitive height sensor and a nozzle cleaning system in a combined technological station, which is mounted directly on the gantry and is extended in case of calibration.
Mobile safety cabin with integrated laser source and control console
The laser source and the control console were integrated in the moving safety cabin, which with a size of 20,000 x 3,000 mm forms the cutting zone, for smooth and uncomplicated handling of the fiber laser cutting system. As laser source an IPG fiber laser with 8 kW cutting power was integrated.