Sheet metalworking machine tool manufacturer, Bystronic, has extended its BySprint Fiber range of fibre laser cutting machines to include a larger model, designated 6520. It allows metal sheet measuring up to 6.5 x 2 metres to be processed, whereas the other two machines in the range have maximum table capacities of 4 x 2 metres and 3 x 1.5 metres respectively.
There are numerous benefits to the larger format. Material usage can be maximised when using larger sheets, as more parts can be nested with greater efficiency, resulting in less material wastage. The manufacturer’s BySoft 7 process software supports users with intelligent nesting procedures.
More parts can be produced per cutting cycle before the next sheet is loaded, increasing productivity. Additionally, the variety of applications is increased, as larger single components may be cut without having to interrupt the machine in-cycle to reposition the sheet.
As with the smaller BySprint Fiber machines, the larger 6520 model can be equipped with a 3kW, 4kW or 6kW fibre laser source. There is no compromise on speed, as the maximum simultaneous positioning of the axes is the same at 140m/min.