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Bystronic Introduces ByStar Fiber Laser Cutter with 12kW Fiber Power
The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic is being enhanced with a 12kW Fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head which enables the "BeamShaper" option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 inches
By: Bystronic Inc.
With the 12kW laser, the ByStar Fiber's cutting speeds increase up to 20 percent on average (when laser cutting with nitrogen) compared to the previously available 10kW laser source. This increases productivity throughout the range of sheet thicknesses from .125 inch to 1.125 inch
Stefan Sanson, Bystronic Product Manager for Laser Cutting explains: "This laser power is of interest to companies that want to achieve higher cutting speeds with material thicknesses starting at .125 inch and thicker, in order to increase their productivity per unit of time. The result is higher productivity with lower costs per part."
New cutting head design for process stability
The cutting head is the core element for a stable cutting process and consistently high parts quality. This applies all the more with increasing laser power, which must be delivered to the cutting material precisely and reliably. To enable this, Bystronic has continued to expand the development of the ByStar Fiber cutting head with a slimmer design for the new cutting head to decreases the possibility of contact with cut features during the cutting process. Also, the number of different components and accommodating important technical functions in the interior of the cutting head have been reduced. The new design also decreases maintenance and operating costs because the integrated technology is better protected from contamination occurring from cutting dust, for example.
High cutting quality for materials up to 1.125 inch
Bystronic has developed a further innovation. The new "BeamShaper"
About Bystronic Inc.
Bystronic is a worldwide supplier of high-quality press brakes, lasers cutting systems, automation, and software for the economical processing of sheet metal and tubes. To learn more visit http://www.bystronicusa.com.
Frank Arteaga (Head of Product Marketing)