Bystronic presents the new generation of laser cutting machines from the “Smart” series

Source of information: Bystronic

Laser power levels from 3 to 15 kW ensure excellent cutting performance and high parts output for thin to medium sheet metal thicknesses. Depending on the production range and customer request, the ByCut Smart 3015 is available in a selection of different laser powers of 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15 kilowatts.

This laser cutting machine is extremely flexible and stands out due to its maximum degree of configurability. Smart features such as the Nozzle Control Tool (NCT) and KerfScan, the Parameter Wizard, and cutting with MixGas, in addition to more laser power, ensure higher cutting quality as well as increased productivity.

NCT & KerfScan: The NCT provides automatic nozzle centering at the beginning of a cutting plan and after collisions. As a result, manual interaction from the operator is no longer required, reducing time expenditure by up to 95%. Centering is completed within seconds, rather than minutes.

KerfScan also serves as a monitoring function, thus increasing process reliability. Through greater autonomy, customers benefit by producing less scrap due to incorrect settings, poor material quality, or hot sheet metal, which reduces waste costs and makes production with flame cutting more cost effective and reliable.

All of this ensures consistently high process quality, as well as a high degree of autonomy in lightly-manned operation, and markedly reduces waste.

Parameter Wizard: In only a few minutes, the Parameter Wizard determines the perfect parameters for you with N2 and MixGas for steel with thicknesses of 4 to 15 millimeters. The Parameter Wizard optimizes the entire cutting process and ensures its smooth functioning, which guarantees the customer optimal utilization and improves production time without downtime.

MixGas: MixGas combines the benefits of O2 and N2, and is thus an alternative to cutting with pure nitrogen or oxygen. Cutting with MixGas (a unique mix of nitrogen and oxygen) massively improves cutting quality in thicker steel at increased cutting speeds. Additionally, MixGas contributes to achieving better cutting results with varying qualities of steel. The higher the laser power, the greater the advantage.

With the new shuttle table concept, users load their ByCut Smart up to 40 millimeters over the entire surface on both tables, or 60 millimeters over the entire surface on one table. This means operators achieve a significantly higher maximum load on the shuttle table compared to the status quo of 30 millimeters and thus cut significantly thicker parts.

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Photo: Bystronic