As of now, the LCG-3015AJ is also available with 9 kW of output power. With this performance level, it can make its way quickly and precisely “through thick and thin”. Thin and medium thickness materials are cut extremely quickly with high quality and particularly thick sheets can also be machined reliably. The beam source takes the form of the new AMADA resonator with only three fiber laser modules.
Wherever fast, top-quality laser machining is required, the AMADA LCG-AJ is the perfect solution. Various laser output powers are available depending on the type and thickness of the materials that are to be cut. A completely new addition to the portfolio is the 9 kW version of the AMADA LCG-3015AJ, which ompletes the range of proven AMADA fiber laser systems for the high-performance segment. One of the highlights of this machine lies in the fact that it is equipped with the new, third-generation AMADA resonator. It contains the new 3 kW fiber laser modules which are the most powerful module currently available on the market. Thanks to these high-performance units, the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW now only requires three 3 kW fiber laser modules. The laser energy is routed practically loss-free via fiber optic cable to the cutting head. Less is more: Because fewer fiber laser modules are present, the system is significantly less susceptible to malfunctions than conventional models, in which the required power has to be generated by multiple modules connected in sequence, together with the corresponding number of plug-in contacts. By contrast, the lean AMADA laser unit of the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW minimizes stoppage times during practical operation and once again improves machine availability.
Enhanced cutting quality
With its new, more powerful beam source, the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW now also provides the ideal conditions for cutting medium material thicknesses quickly and with high quality. In this segment, the 9 kW laser cutting system now delivers perfect cutting quality that leaves nothing to be desired – and that was previously unachievable with the less powerful versions. The high beam quality and the so-called “silky cut” method permit cutting qualities previously unequalled in a fiber laser.
With the newly available cutting quality and the powerful new AMADA resonator, the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW is now also a high-performance alternative to CO2 lasers. In this respect, the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW also excels in terms of energy consumption. Because even though the output power has increased by half compared to the 6 kW laser, the energy consumption of the 9 kW version is not significantly higher. By contrast, a similar increase in power in a CO2 laser would require significantly higher consumption levels. Another advantage: The AMADA fiber laser has a modular structure and its short wavelength means that there is no need for a deflecting mirror. By contrast, CO2 lasers use a laser gas mixture to stimulate the laser beam, which is guided using systems of mirrors.
Practical all-round versatility
Of course, the new LCG-3015AJ 9 kW can not only be used to cut medium thickness materials. Indeed, thanks to its increased laser strength, it also opens up new possibilities when machining thinner materials, which can now be cut particularly quickly. And it is also possible to machine extremely thick materials or work in areas where nitrogen is used as an assist gas. And, in particular, applications where the corresponding laser power and gas pressures are required are no problem for the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW. All in all, the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW therefore provides outstanding versatility that covers the entire range of materials. This makes the system a cost-efficient, economical all-rounder that also provides the convenience and operator comfort that make a vital difference in everyday manufacturing activity. Consequently, the system now has generously sized doors along the side and at the end to provide improved access to the working area.
Automated for even more efficiency
The speed and performance of the new LCG-3015AJ 9 kW can also be further enhanced by the numerous automation options that are available. These include the ASF-EU loading and unloading tower, which is available as a single or twin-tower variant. The storage system automatically loads and unloads the pallets at the laser and also stores the input stock and the machined sheets. Compared to conventional systems, the ASF-EU impresses through its improved cycle and pallet change times, the increased number of pallet locations and a flexible pallet configuration. This level of automation can be extended still further by means of modules such as the automatic 2nd output station which go right up to parts sorting using the Takeout-Loader (TKL). This automatically removes, sorts and deposits the parts after cutting. Also available for the LCG-3015AJ 9 kW is the MP-Flexit loading and unloading unit which comes as the perfect entry-level automation solution with one loading and one unloading compartment