OVERVIEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LASER CUTTING MASCHINE MSF 4001.20LtkS+T200AF+MT
Multifunctional laser cutting system with laser rotator for bevels up to 45° and 6 kW cutting power
Due to the solution's flexibility and versatility, Sealpac GmbH invested in a multifunctional laser cutting system from MicroStep's MSF series. The series is a precise laser all-rounder with a high degree of automation that can process sheet metal, tubes and profiles using a laser rotator and provide them with bevels, for example for weld edge preparation. The MicroStep laser rotator, including the Highyag BIMO FSC automatic laser cutting head, enables bevel cuts of up to 45°. For the laser source, the company opted for a powerful version from IPG with 6 kW cutting power. Cameras integrated in the cabin allow the operator to monitor the entire process at the control panel.
Pipe processing up to 200 mm diameter, profile processing up to 140 mm edge length and automatic material handling system for material up to 6 m long
Sealpac GmbH primarily made the investment for the processing of pipes and profiles with 6 m length. The CNC fiber laser makes both possible and combines this with a high degree of automation. Pipes from 21.6 mm to 200 mm in diameter and profiles from 30 to 140 mm edge length can be loaded, cut and unloaded. Handling is performed by the T200 pipe cutting device, including technologies for automatic loading and unloading. The cutting material is conveyed to the safety cabin via a side loading device and clamped there in a special fixture via loading modules. The size of the cut parts is determined in advance by sensor. The loading modules return to their initial position while the clamping device transports the pipe to the actual cutting zone and rotates it to the required position during the cutting process. Cut parts and waste shorter than 500 mm, as well as longer components, are conveyed to two separate containers outside the safety cabin.
Sheet metal processing of flat material in a sheet size of 6,000 x 2,000 mm
In addition to pipe and profile processing, the MSF at Sealpac also enables flat material to be cut to size. Plates with a size of up to 6,000 x 2,000 mm can be processed by laser rotator and thus bevels of up to 45° can be applied. The material is loaded and unloaded via a fully automatic shuttle table system.
Laser scanner for capturing profiles and ABP technology for subsequent weld edge preparation on metal sheets
The company achieves even greater precision in profile processing by using innovative MicroStep solutions. The pipe cutting device rotates the profile into position, and a laser scanner installed on the gantry records the surface geometry in the cutting area of the workpiece. The 3D CAM software mCAM® compensates for the production-related deviations from the ideal contour, corrects the parameters based on the 3D scan and sets the cutting paths accordingly, resulting in a significant improvement in cutting quality. In addition, MicroStep's ABP technology has been added to the system. Using the rotator and the multifunction scanner, which is also used for the 3D acquisition of the profiles, already cut sheet metal parts are scanned and bevels are subsequently applied. This eliminates the need for time-consuming material handling to an additional (robot) workstation and makes it possible to subsequently apply weld edge preparations even for thicker material.