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Advanced 15-kW 2D Laser Cutting

December 7, 2022

Mazak-FABTECH-2022-Optiplex-3015-NEO-laser-cuttingAt FABTECH…Mazak Optonics provided demos of its new Optiplex 3015 NEO 2D laser cutting machine, which features 15 kW of power, beam-shape/diameter control, an advanced torch head and a new series of nozzles. 

The machine automatically adjusts beam diameter to optimally cut various materials, and beam shape to control beam concentration and power density. The result is improved cut speed and quality for a variety of materials, according to company officials. Other keys to machine performance include use of variable power distribution and the advanced Mazak MCT3 cutting head. All of this, officials explain, allow the 15-kW machine to deliver faster cutting speeds than machines offering even greater power levels, and significantly reduced cost of operation when employing high-pressure air cutting.

For simple accessibility and ease of operation, the machine is equipped with large front and side access doors, and minimized work-area restrictions ease the loading of material onto the machine and the unloading of finished parts.

The new Mazatrol SmoothLx CNC control, with a 21.5-in. screen and touch panel, features dual monitors that allow simultaneous running of multiple applications. And, the CNC control rotates to give operators the flexibility to work at the front or side of the machine. This feature also allows flexible shop-floor placement of the machine, where walls may block views to the front or side. Simply rotate the control for the ideal viewing angle.

The Optiplex 3015 NEO comes equipped with a nozzle changer; nozzle-centering camera for visibility of nozzle location while making torch adjustments; camera-assisted part nesting, which automatically determines arrangement of parts for cutting on remnant material; and other high-technology setup, monitoring and cutting functions to support optimal laser-cutting performance.

Industry-Related Terms: CNC, LASER, Nesting
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See also: Mazak Optonics Corporation

Technologies: Cutting


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