Engineering services provider Barrnon Limited (Cumbria, England) has installed a high-power Kimla fiber laser cutting machine from MBA Engineering (Wetherby, England), which features a beamsplitter laser source from IPG Photonics. After investing in the new 6 kW fiber laser source, Barrnon searched to find a machine supplier that would accommodate the requirement of supplying a machine to integrate with its existing laser source.
The split beam means the engineering service provider can now run its robotic welder and laser cutting machine using just one source, maximizing the laser utilization so that when the company isn't cutting, it can weld.
"I'd heard about the speed and efficiency of the Kimla machines within the industry and went to see them for myself at MBA Engineering," says Andy Barr, director of Barrnon Limited. "After witnessing it firsthand, we decided to make the investment and purchase a 1530 Powercut Linear Fibre machine to share the source with our robotic welder. We needed a truly bespoke machine to be fitted around the source, and MBA Engineering was able to deliver this. We've been very impressed with the machine so far, and the additional support we have received since the installation provides great peace of mind to us at Barrnon Limited."
"At a time where lasers are becoming more efficient, a laser cutting machine can complete jobs in a fraction of the time of its predecessor, freeing up time for the business," says Bradley McBain, managing director of MBA Engineering. "In Barrnon’s case, this time is replaced by the robotic welder's output."