Mazak to unveil two new laser cutting systems at EuroBLECH 2022
Yamazaki Mazak is set to unveil two new laser processing machines for the cutting of tube, pipe and sheet metal from 25 to 28 October at EuroBLECH 2022 – Hall 11, Stand D26.
The first, the Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW, offers a combination of Mazatrol SmoothLx CNC Control, an MCT3 cutting-head, and a wealth of customisation options, delivering highly accurate and precise sheet metal processing.
The model benefits from a high degree of automated features to deliver faster set-up times (up to 95% compared to standard laser machines), including automatic nozzle changing, as well as automatic focus detection and positioning to improve usability and optimise piercing.
The large front and side access doors improve accessibility to the working area, easing loading and unloading operations. The Nozzle Auto Centering Camera displays the nozzle location on the CNC screen, allowing the operator to make adjustments on the torch, while the nesting feature automatically determines how to arrange the parts for optimal cutting on residual materials.
The Optiplex 3015 NEO 15kW can be equipped with the CST 3015 automation system, featuring a single tower mounted above the laser pallet changer. This CST 3015 automation system has eight separate pallets each with a load capacity of up to 3,000kg and deploys a suction-based system for the loading of raw material and a dual supported fork set for the unloading of processed workpieces.
The FG-400 NEO
The second machine to be unveiled, the FG-400 NEO, is designed to streamline production and improve performance by running multiple processes in one machine: 3D cutting, drilling, tapping, chamfering and flow-drilling.
The system is ideally suited for large-size tubes and pipes, including round, square, and rectangular cross-sections; as well as H, I, and L beams.
The FG-400 NEO, is designed to streamline production and improve performance by running multiple processes in one machine: 3D cutting, drilling, tapping, chamfering and flow-drilling
Thanks to the combination of a brand-new 3D laser head with A-axis, B-axis and fibre laser technology, it can facilitate the stable machining of complex shapes and highly reflective materials, such as copper and brass. The four-chucks system provides additional stability by preventing material distortion during processing.
To complement the machine, Mazak has developed a set of quality-of-life functions including part nesting, tool simulation, and tool path monitoring to speed up set-up times and enable continuous production.
Both machines on display at EuroBLECH 2022 will leverage Mazak’s own ‘Laser Beam Shaping’ and ‘Fiber’ technologies. The cutting quality is achieved by controlling the power density concentration of the laser beam, while a wide range of different materials and thicknesses can be accommodated by adjusting the beam’s diameter and shape.
The Fiber technology can deliver significant cost reductions and energy savings (up to 60% compared to previous models), while providing exceptional cutting speed and quality for both thick and thin materials.