BLM Group to launch new sheet metal cutter at EuroBLECH 2022

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The LT8.20 lasertube system can cut both standard and special section tubes from 12 to 240mm in diameter

BLM Group will be attending EuroBLECH 2022 at stands D118 (Hall 12) and E182 (Hall 13), to showcase a range of its tube and sheet metal cutting systems, while also unveiling a completely new machine, the LS7.

First up is the LT8.20 lasertube system, equipped with a 3D laser cutting head that offers a large working range for cutting both standard and special section tubes from 12 to 240mm in diameter. 

With the LT8.20, productivity for large and small batches is guaranteed because production changeover is automatic and a new batch can be started in mere minutes.

The system has a large number of configurations, loading and unloading lengths, technical solutions and options available to effectively meet a broad array of production requirements. 

The LT8.20 can also be equipped with special additional features called Active Tools, a compiled suite of cutting-edge technical solutions to achieve better results in less time, regardless of the operator's experience: 

  • Active Piercing for increased cutting performance on thicker material

  • Active Cool for improving the workpiece cutting quality using water cooling

  • Active Camera for helping the operator to make the most of the material by managing the nesting with a simple drag&drop method on the machine interface screen

  • Active Nozzle Changing for automatic replacing of the cutting nozzle and monitoring of its wear whenever it is required

The system offers consistent quality and performance over the entire range of machinable diameters, whatever the complexity of the part and cutting path, specifically with any material and thickness, with closed or open profiles, with 2D or 3D laser cutting and regardless of the number and shape of geometries.

The system on show at EuroBLECH will also include a Drill&Tap device for drilling and tapping directly on the system with no need for additional dedicated machines. This solution ensures part precision by avoiding possible repositioning errors and eliminates the requirements of intermediate handling and storage.

The LS5

Second is the LS5, a high-end, fully automatic, flexible and productive sheet laser cutting system. It is equipped with an IPG fibre laser source of up to 12kW and a Precitec Zoom 2.0 head.

Extremely versatile and capable of adapting to the most diverse production requirements, the LS5 offers the possibility of adding – even post purchase – the Lasertube module for “zero time” switching from laser tube cutting to sheet cutting and vice versa, and any automatic sheet loading and unloading systems and warehouse towers.

As with the LT8.20, the LS5 can also be equipped with the Active Tools.

The LT360

Next up is the LT360, designed for cutting on a fixed table and being the ideal solution for deep-drawn, flat or pressed sheets. 

It has a 3kW fibre laser source and is equipped with a comprehensive technology database in addition to state-of-the-art technological features, such as Active Focus for optimising the cutting process for high quality and productivity on any type of workpiece.

The LT360 is available in various configurations. In the ‘One Flex’ configuration, for example, it is equipped with a workpiece handling robot, an ideal solution for laser cutting bent or hydroformed tubes. In the ‘Tailored’ configuration, the handling robot is used to pick up the piece directly from outside the enclosure to allow integration of the cell in the most diverse production contexts.

On-machine experience makes the operator's job easier, which together with the production and layout flexibility make the LT360 the ideal machine to approach the world of 3D laser cutting.

New: the LS7

And finally, BLM Group will be debuting the LS7, a new sheet metal laser cutting system, to demonstrate its increased productivity thanks to 2g axes acceleration and up to 12kW laser power, its impressive dynamics with only a nine-second pallet change, and its increased precisions and connectivity.

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