Adaptive Laser Cutting
Gullegem, Belgium – Following the success of Adaptive Laser Cutting (ALC) on the Impuls laser cutting range, LVD is now pleased to announce that ALC will be installed as a standard feature on all Sirius and Sirius Plus 4 kW lasers. ALC technology automatically optimizes laser cutting results in thicker mild steel materials.
ALC technology uses dynamic feedback to monitor and regulate laser power, speed and assist gas pressure in real time during the cutting process, automatically optimizing cutting parameters and ensuring a consistently accurate cut, high productivity and reduced scrap. Unlike other process control systems, ALC does not rely on pre-defined parameters but measures and adapts in process to achieve the best cutting results.
ALC is ideal for processing thicker materials in an unmanned environment. In such applications, machine speed is often restricted to ensure reliability and account for potential variations in material properties, limiting productivity and increasing the cost per part.
ALC automatically adjusts to changing conditions, processing at the highest speed with the most efficiency and so alleviates the need to restrict or control the laser cutting system, providing up to a 10 percent increase in productivity.Consistently accurate processing also eliminates scrap or rework of expensive thicker materials.
ALC is available now for all models of LVD Impuls and 4 kW Sirius and Sirius Plus laser cutting systems.