Press Releases > CINCINNATI CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System Boosts Cutting Speed on Sheetmetal, Reduces Operating Costs
MARCH 2012 PRESS RELEASE
CINCINNATI CL-900 Series Fiber Laser System Boosts Cutting Speed on Sheetmetal, Reduces Operating Costs
CINCINNATI Incorporated's CL-900 laser cutting system combines a fiber laser source with the company's proven 12,000 ipm linear-motor drive system to deliver increased productivity and lower operating costs The CINCINNATI Incorporated CL-900 series fiber laser cutting system cuts sheetmetal two to three times faster than C02 lasers. The fiber laser also cuts operating costs by up to 40 percent, by eliminating many of the components found in conventional lasers.
March 2012 – CINCINNATI Incorporated expands its laser cutting product line with the CL-900 series fiber laser cutting systems. The CL-900 series combines the low operating cost of fiber laser technology with the company's high-performance 12,000 ipm linear-motor axis drives (combined X & Y axis speed) to create the most productive, economical and easy-to-use laser cutting system available for sheet metal processing. The CL-900 series cuts thin steel two to three times faster than similar wattage CO2 lasers, with reduced operating costs. The solid state fiber laser simplifies maintenance compared with conventional CO2 lasers by eliminating laser gas, internal optics, glassware, blowers and vacuum pumps. Also, fiber lasers deliver the beam to the workpiece via a flexible glass fiber, thereby eliminating the external mirrors, bellows and beam purge gas needed with CO2 lasers.
Fiber laser systems deliver power efficiency greater than 30 percent, roughly three times higher than CO2 systems. According to CINCINNATI Incorporated, fiber lasers can concentrate more energy into the cutting spot, allowing faster cutting speeds in thin material, making fiber lasers ideal for high-volume cutting of intricate shapes and part designs.
CL-900 series laser cutting systems are available with bed sizes of 5 ft. x 10 ft.,6 ft. x 12 ft, and 8 ft. x 20 ft. The PC-based HMI control comes standard with CINCINNATI's Programming and Nesting Software to optimize machine performance, and is available with a web cam for easy monitoring of the cutting process. CINCINNATI provides factory-based training on all laser cutting systems to ensure ease of operation.
For information, Visit the CL-900 Laser System Home Page.