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Cost-efficient laser cutting system

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article image Designed with a simple beam delivery system comprised of three mirrors.

BELGIUM-LVD, represented in Australia by GWB Machine Tools Pty Ltd , has introduced Orion, an entry-level CO2 laser system that provides cost efficient processing of a range of materials in sheet sizes up to 1500mm x 3000mm.

This economical system makes advanced laser cutting technology practical for all shops.

A hybrid-style design, Orion features three numerically controlled axes. The cutting head moves along the Y-axis over a maximum distance of 1555mm.

The table, bearing the plate supported by a set of slats and secured by three automatic clamps, moves along the 3080mm X-axis. A servo-controlled 290mm Z-axis allows processing of pre-formed parts.

Orion's highly rigid, high-precision rack-and-pinion drive system delivers precise motion and position control. This rigid design permits the machine to maintain high processing speeds without any loss of cut quality.

Orion incorporates features that reduce set-up. The laser system is designed with a simple beam delivery system comprised of three mirrors. This construction ensures easy alignment and a stable beam path.

The standard laser cutting head accommodates a 127mm or 190.5mm quick-change lens. These water-cooled quick-change lenses can be installed or exchanged easily, using a self-centering system. Lens calibration is programmable and quick to achieve.

A built-in capacitive height sensor automatically maintains a constant distance between the head and the plate, automatically compensating for any unevenness in the material.

For additional ease in set-up and loading, the machine table is positioned at a comfortable working height and offers full access and visibility on three sides.

Automatic cutting gas selection, automatic plate clamping and automatic cutting gas pressure control with servo valve are other standard features that further simplify machine set-up and operation.

Orion is also equipped with a built-in fume extraction system, which removes any fumes and molten material.

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