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Fiber Laser Cutting Machine with 12 kW of Fiber Power

With the new ByStar Fiber 12 kW, higher speeds and an expanded spectrum of applications are now possible. "The ByStar Fiber from Bystronic is being enhanced with a 12 kW fiber laser and a newly designed cutting head which enables the 'BeamShaper' option, ensuring consistent cutting quality on varied material qualities up to 1.125 inch," said a company spokesperson.


"To compete for cutting jobs, sheet metal fabricators need to manufacture quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively," the spokesperson added. "The best cost per cut part and shortest delivery times are decisive for achieving good production utilization. A laser cutting system with its specific components must therefore enable high processing speeds, a reliable cutting process and low maintenance costs. Those who position themselves this way are awarded jobs that gradually increase revenue and build the foundation for growth."


In order to optimally support sheet metal fabricators amid growing competition, Bystronic is now launching the next level of power in fiber laser cutting: the ByStar Fiber with 12 kW. "The high-end fiber laser represents precise Bystronic technology, a stable cutting process up to the highest laser power, and a broad spectrum of applications," said the spokesperson. "It is an enormous technological leap from the 3 kW to 10 kW levels available up until now, to the new 12 kW."


With the 12 kW laser, the ByStar Fiber's cutting speeds increase up to 20% on average (when laser cutting with nitrogen) compared to the previously available 10 kW laser source. This increases productivity throughout the range of sheet thicknesses from .125" to 1.125".


Stefan Sanson, Bystronic Product Manager for Laser Cutting, explained: "This laser power is of interest to companies that want to achieve higher cutting speeds with material thicknesses starting at .125 inch and thicker, in order to increase their productivity per unit of time. The result is higher productivity with lower costs per part."


New Cutting Head Design for Process Stability

The cutting head is the core element for a stable cutting process and consistent high parts quality. This applies all the more with increasing laser power, which must be delivered to the cutting material precisely and reliably. To enable this, Bystronic has continued to expand the development of the ByStar Fiber cutting head.


A slimmer design for the new cutting head decreases the possibility of contact with cut features during the cutting process. Bystronic is also reducing the number of different components and accommodating important technical functions in the interior of the cutting head. The new design also decreases maintenance and operating costs because the integrated technology is better protected from contamination occurring from cutting dust, for example.


Bystronic reported that optimal cooling in the cutting head ensures consistent cutting performance, particularly for long-lasting cutting operations with high laser power. Bystronic thus protects the lenses and cutting nozzle from high thermal stresses.


High Cutting Quality for Materials up to 1.125"

"For sheet metal fabricators who want to expand their job volumes into the highest material thicknesses, Bystronic has developed a further innovation," said the spokesperson. "The new BeamShaper function enables exceptional cutting quality for steel up to a sheet thickness of 1.125 inch. This option can be selected with the purchase of a new ByStar Fiber or retrofitted at a later date. BeamShaper allows for an ideal adjustment of the laser beam profile to cut greater sheet thicknesses and variable sheet metal qualities. In materials up to 1.125 inch, the new function thus raises the quality of the cut surface and increases the cutting speed by up to 20%."


For more information contact:

Bystronic Inc.

200 Airport Road

Elgin, IL 60123

847-214-0300 / 800-247-3332



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