The VENTIS series of fiber laser cutters utilizes Amada’s (Isehara, Japan) Locus Beam Control (LBC) to achieve infinite locus patterns—ensuring optimum beam shape control for each specific cutting application. According to the firm, LBC technology delivers high-speed and high-quality cutting up to 3 times faster than a conventional fiber laser. A high-brightness fiber laser oscillator maintains optimal quality of the high-energy density laser beam. As a result, VENTIS provides virtually dross-free cutting of a variety of materials and thicknesses including stainless steel and aluminum.
Three modes are available when using the VENTIS 3015 AJ:
- Productivity Mode uses nitrogen to cut medium-thick stainless steel and aluminum, and processing costs can be reduced by 75%, according to the company;
- Quality Mode reduces the surface roughness by approximately 50% when compared to a conventional machine, and dross is reduced to less than 10 μm;
- Kerf Control Mode enables long-term stable processing during automated system operation. By oscillating the beam, the kerf width can be controlled to 2.5 times wider than a conventional machine.
Amada says that the high cutting speed, reduced power consumption, and other process parameters meant that the cost of operating a 4kW VENTIS are considerably lower than a system with a higher output level.
For more information: https://www.amada.com/america/ventis-aj