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Mazak introduces 15kW Optiplex Neo

Mazak unveiled its new 15kW Optiplex Neo system at EuroBLECH this year. The system is equipped with beam shaping technology capable of continuously modulating the beam profile during processing – automatically adjusting the diameter and power density of the beam – to achieve optimal speed and cutting quality for materials and thicknesses.

Similar to other high-power systems being released to the market, while the system is capable of cutting up to 50mm-thick sheet metal, it will likely be used to cut medium thicknesses at higher speed and quality to achieve lower cost per part. 

The new system 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, 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 can also 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.

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