Han-Kwang USA, Lombard, Ill., has introduced its new Series PS, specifically Model PS 3015, a short-gantry, 2D flying-optic laser system capable of handling 60-inch wide x 120-inch long workpieces. With the short-gantry arrangement, operator vision is enhanced on the machine, plus the more compact design facilitates a high degree of regulation in the cutting process.
Model PS 3015 features rapid single axis speed of 4724 ipm, simultaneous X-Y axis speed of 7900 ipm, driven by twin servos on the gantry and maximum cutting speed of 1181 ipm, all with positioning accuracies better than +/- 0.004 inch per 118 inch of travel and repeatability to 0.001 inch. A dual shuttle pallet system is onboard to maintain optimum productivity in processing.
This Han-Kwang laser system features a Panasonic CO2 laser resonator in 2.5, 4, and 6 KW versions, as well as the builder’s patented beam radius control, which optimizes the beam diameter for various material substrates and thickness variations, resulting in improved part quality.
A plasma monitoring unit constantly tracks cut errors to further reduce out-of-tolerance conditions in the cutting cycle, while a built-in lens crack sensor monitors the state of lens contamination, with instant alerts through the onboard Siemens CNC to provide operators and maintenance personnel useful and immediate alarm notifications.
All machine mechanical movements and laser cutting operations are controlled by the powerful Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC. An optional rotary axis is available for tube cutting up to 12-inch OD with this Han-Kwang laser system.