MicroLas Pipe Cutting Machines

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MicroLas

A large CO2 laser cutting machine designed for applications requiring high accuracy and fast cutting speeds.

The MicroLas CO2 laser cutting machine is designed for applications with the highest demands for accuracy and cutting speed, in order to achieve low production costs for a large series of parts.

The sturdy machine frame together with linear guidelines and AC drives provide excellent dynamic properties, with positioning speeds reaching up to 60 m/min.

The default option for this machine is an automatic shuttle table.

More information on the MicroLas CO2 machine can be found here.

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Technical Parameters *

Laser type CO2
Working length 1500 - 6000 mm
Working width 1500 - 3000 mm

Max. number of tool stations

1
Max. thickness of material

20 mm, dependant on the laser source

Positioning speed up to 60 m/min (depends on the exact machine configuration)
Control system MicroStep iMSNC®
Guide type (X and Y axis) linear guides

* Please note that the exact specification of the machine may vary from those stated here, depending on the options you choose.

Dimensions

The below dimensions are the maximum sizes for each machine. Different laser powers may result in a more compact foot print than stated below.

Max. Work Area - 6000mm x 3000mm

CCD Camera*

 

Video standard CCIR
System black/white
Input sensor Sony super HAD
Signal processing DSP digital
Horizontal resolution 380 TVL

Light sensitivity

0,1 at F 1,2

 * Optional accessory

RSV 300

 

Min. diameter of tube 30 mm
Max. diameter of tube 300 mm *
Max. length of tube 6000 mm
Max. weight of tube 345 kg
Clamping three points chuck
Max. moment from tube unbalance 180 Nm

Min. width of channel

500 mm

 

MicroLas machines offer you:

  • Excellent motion dynamics
  • Efficient and user-friendly PC-based CNC control system iMSNC®
  • Optional tube and pipe processing
  • Automatic focusing based on parameter database
  • Comfortable lens mounting and centring
  • Cutting table in various versions – automatic pallet changer or manual pull out of pallet
  • ROFIN-SINAR or PRC laser sources with different powers for various processing ranges
  • Meeting of comprehensive safety and environmental standards
  • Excellent exhausting efficiency provided by a sectional cutting table with intelligent extraction system based on electronic control of suction zones
  • Capacitive height sensing for laser cutting head

The following accessories are available:

  • RSV 300: dedicated for clamping and turning of pipes and profiles. Together with a plasma rotator, advanced software modules and libraries from MicroStep the RSV 300 offers the full range of pipe based applications.
  • CCD camera: can be attached to a tool station (e.g. plasma) or mounted on a separate tool station. It is used for:
    • scanning of the shape of template for conversion into DXF
    • scanning of holes on plate for positioning.
  • Automatic plate alignment: A laser sensor is used to scan the plate edges for automatic alignment of the plate using a co-ordinate system. This option supports a 3 point or 5 point detection, whereby the 5 point detection also verifies the plate size.

CTR MicroStep Accessories - CCD Camera CTR MicroStep Accessory - RSV 30-300CTR MicroStep Accessory - Automatic Plate Alignment

The MicroLas has the ability to be used in a number of different applications and industries.

Applications include:

 

Easy to operate

MicroStep iMSNC® is one of the most advanced control systems in CNC cutting machinery.

The system provides easy, user friendly and thus reliable operation of cutting machines via modern user interfaces: a standalone operator console with TFT touch screen and one or two control panels with LCD displays on the sides of the gantry. To achieve maximum utilization and flexibility of machine operation, a standalone operator console offers the possibility to prepare and edit cutting plans simultaneously with the cutting process. Since the machine, control system iMSNC® and CAM software AsperWin® are from one producer – MicroStep – it allows to implement also non-standard requests and develop custom solutions.

  • Integrated database of tool parameters
  • Multi-tool operation
  • Automatic assignment of tool parameters to processed material
  • Full network connectivity
  • Remote diagnostics and assistance
  • Zone management with batch cutting
  • Advanced servicing software tools

Intranet applications

Intranet applications enable comfortable integration of the machine into production workflow and provide access to the machine via SQL databases and web services. MicroStep iMSNC® includes a novel webbased interface for accessing each machine from the company intranet via a web browser. Each machine has its own home page which serves as a gateway for intranet applications.

  • MicroStep Production Management (MPM) – adds computer-aided process planning (CAPP) capabilities to MicroStep solutions. An integrated system of order processing, nesting, stock control, machine operation planning and evalution helps to reduce work-inprogress, to save material, and to eliminate operator errors.
  • EkoInfo – evaluation of machine operation costs for a particular cutting program.
  • Machine Info – monitoring of machine and operator activities that enables to assign performance information to work shifts and to create specific technological records.