LVD INTRODUCES NEW 8KW ELECTRA FIBER LASER
LVD has launched the Electra FL-3015 8kW fiber laser cutting machine. The ultra-high-speed machine cuts a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials as fast as the thermal process allows without dynamic compromise.
Zoom cutting head
Electra FL is equipped with an advanced cutting head featuring automated adjustment of focus position and focus diameter (zoom focus). Zoom focus control can dramatically improve piercing times, cutting speeds and cut performance in all material types and thicknesses, increase throughput and reduce the need for operator intervention. The ability to change the focal point allows Electra to pierce 20mm material in just two seconds for significant productivity gain on fully nested sheets. This also means that less heat is generated in the material, making it more efficient to cut small holes.
Electra’s new “smooth lead-in” feature guarantees a much faster but stable lead-in after fast piercing when cutting thicker material (greater than 6 mm) with Nitrogen, resulting in an average gain of up to 15% on part cutting times.
Linear drive system
The Electra uses a linear drive system to harness the full benefits of the higher power cutting capability of the 8kW fiber laser. Electra’s high cutting dynamics and rapid acceleration achieve high part output. The machine’s rigid frame design ensures that cutting performance is reliable at top cutting speeds. The rigidity of the mono-frame construction also means no foundation is required.
The Electra’s laser source has a high wall plug efficiency of up to 40%, offering savings in electrical operating costs.
Electra offers two levels of automation: An automated load/unload system designed to keep pace with Electra’s high cutting speed (FA-L), or a Compact Tower (CT-L), offering full capabilities for loading, unloading and storage of raw materials and finished parts.