A new flatbed laser cutting machine has been introduced by Bystronic, aimed at sheet metal processing companies wishing to exploit the high productivity of fibre technology and its broad range of applications. The competitively priced BySmart Fiber can be supplied with a laser source of 2, 3, 4, or 6 kW and optional automated material handling solutions to allow the full potential of the machine to be utilised.
The 6 kW source enables users to achieve the maximum increase in cutting speed, for example by up to 70 per cent compared to a 4 kW fibre laser when cutting 3 mm stainless steel. The advantage is even more pronounced in comparison to a 6 kW CO2 laser, as productivity is trebled.
Fibre lasers are able to process a wide range of materials from steel and stainless steel to aluminium, copper and brass with operating costs and maintenance requirements that are relatively low. For manufacturers whose applications lie in the thin to medium sheet thickness range, it means faster cutting, lower costs, and higher profit per part. Additionally, Bystronic offers its Power Cut Fiber function to extend the range of applications to thicker sheet, delivering high quality cuts in material up to 30 mm.
Image: The Power Cut Fiber option enables high quality cuts in materials up to 30 mm thick.