Four years after the successful market launch of the first generation, TRUMPF is releasing the second generation of its TruLaser Cell 8030. The new machine’s principal field of application is laser-cutting hot-formed 3D designs and press-hardened components. Based on experience gained with the first generation, TRUMPF has made targeted improvements in decisive areas and significantly enhanced the machine’s performance. Not only is the new TruLaser Cell 8030 more productive and energy-efficient than its predecessor, it also has lower investment costs thanks to its modular design and flexible configuration.
The machine’s increased productivity is due primarily to the highly dynamic rotational changer and the new rotary indexing table, which features three workstations. The areas for machine loading and unloading are completely separate from each other, facilitating semi-automated solutions. For example, an operator and an optional robot could work simultaneously while the laser cuts the component. This substantially increases the machine’s productivity. In conjunction with the new TruDisk 2000 with 2-kilowatt laser power, also the energy efficiency of the TruLaser Cell 8030 improves. The disk laser’s beam quality has doubled to 2 mm mrad, and its winning combination of low power consumption and low investment costs also brings down costs per part. When greater power is required, however, the new TruLaser Cell 8030 is also available with the trusty TruDisk 3001 and TruDisk 4001 disk lasers, with 3- and 4-kilowatt laser power respectively.
TRUMPF has also improved the process reliability and stability of the TruLaser Cell 8030 with functions such as ObserveLine visual slug detection, which has very fast and dependable sensors: the complete cycle lasts a mere 135 milliseconds, making it more than twice as fast as other systems currently available on the market. Another new feature is the residual runtime display built into the front of the machine, which shows how much processing time remains for the current component along with further information about the status of the respective production order. This helps operators keep a close eye on the production cycle and efficiently sequence their tasks, increasing the machine’s output. Meanwhile, shift managers can visualize the current production situation and refine their plans for the remaining production steps accordingly.
Occupying less than 50 square meters, TruLaser Cell 8030 has a decidedly compact footprint. Because the electrical control units are built into the body of the machine, the system can be swiftly and easily integrated and commissioned even within existing production environments. TRUMPF has successfully reduced installation costs for the new TruLaser Cell 8030: whereas the old system required three supply cables to the machine, the centralized power supply now requires only one.
The new TruLaser Cell 8030 is now available in Germany and will be available worldwide from the first quarter of 2015.