10-k W fiber laser enables high throughput in materials processing
Coherent has introduced the 10-kW
HighLight™ FL10000 fiber laser for industrial materials processing. The system
combines the output of four individual
2.5-k W laser modules into a single-output
Operation is CW or pulsed, at repetition
rates up to 5 kHz, for cutting, welding, and surface treating
metal sheet and tubes in machine tool, automotive, energy,
and other heavy industrial applications.
The system features the option of up to four separate fiber
outputs, thus enabling time or energy sharing and simplifying
integration into machining workstations and robotic systems.
The lasers are immune to back reflections, enabling processing of highly reflective materials such as brass and copper.
Aviation snips offer
Milwaukee Tool has introduced a new
line of aviation snips that offer improved ergonomics, handles, and locks.
Each of the new tools is made with
forged blades and chrome plating for
maximum rust protection, tool strength,
and durability. According to the manufacturer, forged blades provide up to 10
times more cuts than other blades on
An enhanced bolt lock ensures the
blades won’t loosen and can stand up
to the demands of the job site. For more
security during storage and easier opening, a one-handed metal lock allows the
user to open and close the snips with
Automated tool changing press
brakes offer bending flexibility
LVD Strippit has expanded its line of
ToolCell automated tool changing press
brakes with the 220/30 Plus and the
220/40 Plus. The new models can handle
bend lengths of 120 in. and 153 in. and
deliver up to 240 tons of bending force.
Featuring a standard open height of
22. 4 in. to accommodate tall tooling,
the brakes allow for bending parts with
higher flanges. The standard stroke is
11. 8 in., but both the opening and the
stroke can be enhanced to 26. 4 in. and
15. 7 in., respectively.
With the integrated tool changer
and tool storage system, the machine
automatically selects and places the
required tooling. While the operator is
preparing parts for the next job, the machine unloads the previous tool setup
and loads the next without any manual
intervention. The tool storage system
offers a flexible tooling configuration to
suit specific application requirements.
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