Trumpf has introduced its TruLaser 5030, a fibre-guided TruDisk solid state laser suitable for job shops and OEMs with a requirement for cutting thin sheet metal parts. Trumpf states that the fast-moving cutting machine makes full use of the solid state laser's advantages, achieving very high cutting speeds in thin sheet.
In fusion cutting of stainless steel up to 4mm thick, the TruLaser fibre achieves feed rates up to three times faster than on its CO2 counterpart. This, the company claims, reduces the table time by up to 45 per cent, thereby decreasing the cost per part significantly. As well as handling construction steel, stainless steel and aluminium cost-effectively, the machine can cut non-ferrous metals such as copper and brass.
The core of the TruLaser 5030 is a fibre-guided TruDisk solid state laser with an output rating of 3kW. With the 2D laser cutting system, users can process sheets measuring 3,000mm x 1,500mm. To keep processing time to a minimum and increase the flow-rate of parts, the TruLaser 5030 fibre relies on proven features taken from the company's CO2 laser-based cutting systems, such a single cutting head used for all sheet thicknesses.