TRUMPF, represented in Australia by Headland Machinery , has released laser cutting technology that substantially increases production by improving the percentage of time the beam is on.
Sprint Axis motion technology allows the laser machine to achieve rapid acceleration rates that improve laser cutting productivity. It is integrated into the 1.2192m x 2.4384m TC L 2530 Plus laser cutting machine. The lightweight design of the Sprint Axis and a small, independently-operating axis allows the laser cutting head to accelerate and decelerate faster.
These rapid acceleration rates improve part cycle time and increase productivity. The Sprint Axis has a movable working range of 99.06mm and is synchronised with the movements of a larger Y axis. Software included automatically evaluates the geometry of each part and determines the most efficient way to process a job.
It is equipped with a laser resonator featuring Trumpf's frictionless turbine, a wear-free, maintenance-free compressor with power levels of 2000W, 2700W, 3200W or 4000W. The laser and beam delivery system are integrated into the machine frame for lasting stability and consistent superior cut quality.
The flying optics design allows full use of the machine's acceleration potential, regardless of workpiece weight. Since the workpieces are not moved, machining is scratch-free. The machine has a 2.4892m working area, while the machine and automatic pallet changer require minimal floor space.
The system also has quick-change cutting heads for fast changeover between jobs. It has Autolas fully-programmable laser beam focus control, DIAS capacitive height sensing, Sprintlas on-the-fly piercing and a plasma sensing system for real time cut control. It uses a Siemens 840D PC-based controller and has a comprehensive material processing database.