ROBOTIC 3D LASER CUTTING
This 3D metal cutting machine uses a laser robot arm that is unique in that the optical fiber is located only in the stationary robot shoulder and the laser beam path is totally integrated.
Jenoptik Laser Technologies USA Corporation (Brighton, MI) will unveil Jenoptik-Votan® BIM and demonstrate its latest technology breakthrough in laser metal processing in Booth N-6569 at IMTS 2012. “We are excited to introduce to the U.S. market our robot-based 3D metal cutting laser machine,” says Christon Manzella, the vice president business development and strategies at Jenoptik Laser Technologies in the U.S. “This smartly engineered, highly flexible, fast processing and cost-effective laser machine solution carries several advantages over standard laser machines.”
The Jenoptik-Votan® BIM laser robot arm is unique in that the optical fiber is located only in the stationary robot shoulder and the laser beam path is totally integrated. During the cutting process the laser light is guided by means of mirrors. Due to the immobility of the laser fiber its condition is preserved, which eliminates any costly maintenance and replacement of the fiber. The slim and 5 kg light laser cutting head also contributes to the accessibility into tight locations, high path accuracies and high speed 3D metal processing.
Jenoptik’s laser arm axis movements are 30 to 60 percent quicker than the norm and deliver a much shorter tact time compared to conventional metal processing laser robots. In the field of 3D metal processing, this system delivers a technological competitive advantage for the automotive industry, white goods fabrication and reservoir construction.
Jenoptik’s laser source JenLas® fiber cw 1000 is a highly brilliant single-mode high power fiber laser system featuring high power stability and long lifetime that ensures a high processing speed and consistent high productivity in respective applications. Compared to the other laser sources such as CO2 lasers, fiber lasers are more energy-efficient and thus more cost-effective especially in such industrial applications as metal cutting and welding. The live performance of the Jenoptik-Votan® BIM robot system will be demonstrated at the show. www.jenoptik.com/laser-metal-cutting