BLM GROUP USA Corporation, (Wixom, MI), a global leader in the manufacture of equipment for tube processing solutions, introduces the flexible Model LT8 laser tube cutting system, a three-dimensional CO2 laser tube cutting machine that provides excellent flexibility and user-friendliness for extremely precise laser cutting on tube diameters up to 8.625 in and a bar weight up to 1,000 lb.
The LT8 is equipped with a tilting, ± 45 deg head that provides for three-dimensional, five-axis cutting and ultra high-speed piercing during complex cutting on most tube profiles. The system incorporates Active Focus technology that can adjust the beam focal position to reduce pierce times up to 30 percent and improve the tilt cutting speed. The LT8 has up to 40 ft loading capabilities, clean tube technology for processing of stainless steel, and other comprehensive laser tube cutting features.
An automatic loading system, combined with a unique unload operation, increases the productivity of most operations. Complex operations, such as nesting multiple part numbers on the same bar and changing to different profiles, are managed automatically. The LT8 is available in multiple load and unload configurations, including an automatic bundle loader (capacity 8,800 lb), automatic step loader and/or a manual single bar loader. It is ideal for large and/or thick tubes requiring a high degree of accuracy.
Also standard with the LT8 is Artube, a complete, three-dimensional CAD/CAM software package for quick programming in simple to complex tube processing operations. The LT8 takes full advantage of the BLM GROUP Enterprise Software solution that incorporates full management of lasers, tube benders, end machining and cold saws to manage production with real-time production feedback. This optional package, incorporated with Artube, allows for seamless programming and production management.
BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions that includes laser cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-machining, as well as wire bending machine tools. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, this company is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.