Why is plasma now slowly phased out, more and more customers choose fiber laser cutting machine?
In the era of industrial development faster and faster, people is becoming more and more high to the requirement of metal manufacturing and cutting, at all times at the time of renewal, optical fiber laser cutting machine has entered the public view, with high precision, fast speed, narrow kerf width, minimum heat affected zone, the advantages of the cutting face smooth without burr gradually replaced the plasma cutting machine.So why was the fiber laser cutting machine accepted by the public as soon as it appeared on the market?
Features of fiber laser cutting machine:
(1) Fiber laser has high electrical-to-optical conversion efficiency, with a conversion efficiency of more than 30%. The low-power fiber laser does not need to be equipped with a chiller. The use of air cooling can greatly save power consumption during work, save operating costs, and achieve the highest production. effectiveness;
(2) When the laser is running, only electric energy is needed, and no extra gas is required to generate the laser, which has the lowest operation and maintenance costs;
(3) The fiber laser adopts semiconductor modular and redundant design. There is no optical lens in the resonant cavity. It does not require startup time. It has the advantages of adjustment-free, maintenance-free, and high stability, which reduces the cost of accessories and maintenance time. Unmatched by traditional lasers;
(4) The output wavelength of the fiber laser is 1.064 microns, which is 1/10 of the CO2 wavelength. The output beam quality is good, the power density is high, and it is very conducive to the absorption of metal materials. It has excellent cutting and welding capabilities, so that the processing Lowest cost
(5) The whole machine is optically transmitted by optical fiber, and does not require complicated light guide systems such as mirrors. The optical path is simple, the structure is stable, and the external optical path is maintenance-free;
(6) The cutting head contains protective lenses, so that the consumption of expensive consumables such as focusing lenses is extremely small;
(7) The light is exported through the optical fiber, which makes the design of the mechanical system very simple, and it is very easy to integrate with the robot or the multi-dimensional workbench;
(8) After the laser is added with a shutter, one device can be used for multiple machines, through optical fiber splitting, divided into multiple channels and multiple units working at the same time, easy to expand the function, easy and simple to upgrade;
(9) The fiber laser is small in size, light in weight, movable in working position, and small in footprint;
What is the difference between plasma cutting machine and fiber laser cutting machine?
Fiber laser cutting, because it is an invisible beam instead of the traditional mechanical knife, the mechanical part of the laser cutter head and no contact with the work, in the work will not cause scratches on the working surface;Laser cutting speed is fast, cutting smooth and flat, generally do not need subsequent processing;Small heat affected zone of cutting.The plasma machine is a kind of thermal cutting equipment, its working principle is to use the heat of the high temperature plasma arc to make the metal at the incision of the workpiece local melting, and by the momentum of the high-speed plasma to eliminate the molten metal, in order to form the incision of a processing method.
Why are fiber laser cutting machines more and more popular?
1.Low use cost
One of the biggest benefits of using a fiber laser cutting machine is the low cost of use and maintenance, which is very advantageous for companies that already have multiple machines.The less time you spend on maintenance, the more time you can spend on cutting the product.In the use of cost, because the cutting efficiency is significantly ahead of other processes, so the relative cost will be much lower, more conducive to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.
2.high efficiency and precision
Another advantage of choosing a fiber laser cutting machine is its high efficiency.In many areas of the cutting process, laser cutting machines are the most efficient on the modern market — higher photoelectric conversion efficiency, more efficient beam transmission, resulting in better finished products and less wasted energy.
Cutting accuracy is incomparable to other processes, in the case of stable power, appropriate parameters, no secondary processing and grinding, direct finished products, very cost saving.
3.Easy to operate
The new generation of fiber laser cutting machine is computer numerical control, remote operation, talking about cutting drawings after import, automatic work, basically one or two keys can complete all the action, very simple, reduce the cost of labor, plus many equipment equipped with automatic loading and unloading, is convenient.
4.Wide range of use
There is a misconception that the functions and applications of fiber laser cutting machines are limited to heavy manufacturing, however this is not the case.Laser cutting machine can be used in many industries and industries, large to heavy equipment, rail transit, aerospace, small to jewelry processing, advertising board processing can be used, and the power range is large, 1000W to 30000W range, the thickest can cut 130mm plate.