Laser Mechanisms Inc. (Novi, MI; www.lasermech.com) FiberCut processing head is specifically engineered for 3-dimensional robotic cutting of metals, 0.5 mm to 6 mm thick, using fiber-coupled lasers in harsh production environments.
FiberCut is a compact, low moving mass head that minimizes inertia transfer to the robot support arm. All connections leading to the head enter at a right angle, including the fiber, providing tight access to parts, easy cable routing, and stress reduction on the input fiber. At the head itself, all wiring and assist gas lines are internally located – virtually eliminating the chance of downtime due to snags and breaks. To help extend the life of the internal optics, FiberCut features a protective cover glass that is easily accessible via a cartridge style drawer.
The FiberCut system consists of the cutting head, fiber collimator, linear drive with position measuring, and an internal, low-noise height sense system that is insensitive to cutting plasma or piercing debris. The head works with all leading fiber-delivered laser systems up to 4 kW with wavelengths of 1064/1080 nm.