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New Fiber Laser Machine Features Large Work Envelope, Compact Footprint

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
 

Prima Power has launched its Next 2141 3D fiber laser-cutting machine, designed for stamped-metal-parts manufacturers in a variety of industrial sectors. The Laser Next 2141, according to Prima Power officials, will provide users with flexibility in processes, part sizes, and configurations, combined with state-of the-art performance, quality and accuracy.

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Laser Next 2141 represents the latest evolution of the company’s Laser Next family. All features of the Laser Next 1530 and 2130 systems, highly specialized for the processing of components for the automotive industry, are made available in this machine. It comes equipped with either a 3- or 4-kW Prima Power fiber laser, featuring improved protection against back-reflections and a patented highly-reactive electronic shutter. The machine also features solutions for digital manufacturing and cloud-based communication.

The machine’s working volume–4140 by 2100 by 1020 mm, reportedly the largest in the market and combined with a compact footprint–offers technology that allows it to process both 3D and 2D parts, and to switch easily from cutting to welding applications.

The linear motors on the main axes, the direct drive on the focusing head and advanced control systems provide high dynamics. It offers a single-axis speed of 120 m/min. and trajectory speed of 208 m/min., combined with high accuracy.

Laser Next 2141 is available in different configurations to suit any application and production layout. The standard version with fixed tables exploits the entire working envelope to process large parts and features accessibility from all sides. A split-cabin configuration, where the working volume is separated by a removable wall and a sliding roof into two halves, allows parts to be alternatively processed or loaded/unloaded in a safe manner. This configuration enables increased machine productivity is increased and, when needed for larger parts, the wall can be removed to restore the entire working envelope. For the fastest part handling operations without machine stops (cover time operation), the Turn-Table configuration is available. This is the ideal solution for large-series production of medium to large-size parts. The Shuttle Tables version allows the fast and automatic movement of parts and fixtures outside the working area from the sides or the front of the machine. This is the solution for allowing large and heavy parts to be handled outside the working area and in case of complex set-up. Combined with the Split Cabin, the Shuttle Tables configuration also allows cover time operations.

 

As seen in Fabricating Product News: Prima Power North America, Inc.