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NEW HYBRID LASER CUTTING SYSTEM FOR ECONOMICAL PROCESSING OF LARGE SHEETS

LVD Strippit adds the Orion 4020 to its Orion Series of laser cutting systems. The hybrid-style CO2 laser cutting system is engineered for economical processing of large sheets up to 157 in x 78 in or 4 m x 2 m. Orion laser cutting systems feature a highly rigid, high-precision rack-and-pinion drive system which provides precise motion and position control. This rigid design permits the machine to maintain high processing speeds without loss of cut quality.

Posted: April 14, 2008

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LVD Strippit adds the Orion 4020 to its Orion Series of laser cutting systems. The hybrid-style CO2 laser cutting system is engineered for economical processing of large sheets up to 157 in x 78 in or 4 m x 2 m. Orion laser cutting systems feature a highly rigid, high-precision rack-and-pinion drive system which provides precise motion and position control. This rigid design permits the machine to maintain high processing speeds without loss of cut quality.

Orion 4020 employs a simple beam delivery system comprised of three mirrors, ensuring easy alignment and a stable beam path. The standard laser cutting head accommodates a 5 in or 7.5 in quick-change lens. These water-cooled quick-change lenses can be installed or exchanged easily, using a self-centering system. Lens calibration is programmable and quick to achieve.

A built-in capacitive height sensor automatically maintains a constant distance between the head and the plate, automatically compensating for any unevenness in the material. For additional ease in set-up and loading, the machine table is positioned at a comfortable working height and offers full access and visibility on three sides.

Automatic cutting gas selection and automatic cutting gas pressure control with servo valve are other standard features that further simplify machine set-up and operation. Orion 4020 is equipped with a high-pressure cutting head that produces exceptionally clean cuts. A crash-protection system protects the head from damage after collision with the workpiece.

A total power control feature automatically adjusts the laser power in relation to the cutting speed, ensuring an optimal cut at every contour width and minimizing the heat-affected zone. The machine's edge function feature processes sharp corners cleanly, particularly in thicker materials.

Orion 4020 employs the highly reliable GE Fanuc RF excited fast axial flow CO2 laser. The laser, CNC control, drives and motors are fully integrated, providing superior processing speed, high reliability, and low operating and maintenance costs. The integrated GE Fanuc control provides perfect reproduction of programmed contours, producing acute angles at high speed.

The laser power is matched to the vectorial speeds to achieve a constant cut width and a small heat-affected zone. All parameters, diagnostic and start-up procedures are conveniently displayed on a single color screen. The 32-bit control features powerful mathematical capabilities and an extensive material library.

Orion 4020 is also available as a 'Plus' version. The Orion 4020plus provides automatic focal positioning and greater process control functionality in addition to all standard features found on the Orion standard series. Optional CADMAN-L 3D offline programming software provides a comprehensive laser-cutting CAM package. This includes an integrated 3D design and unfolding module, which allows easy importing of 2D and 3D designs, automatic unfolding and generation of flat patterns from 2D or 3D files.

CADMAN-L 3D also incorporates fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual nesting and optimizes cutting and machine parameters to maximize sheet utilization. Advanced features include cutting path optimization, common line cutting and high-speed communications via Windows, networking or DNC link to maximize machine productivity. www.lvdgroup.com

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