Trumpf has announced its TruLaser Tube 7000, a machine that can process tubes with a rectangular, round or oval cross-section.
It can cut thin-walled or large heavy tubes and those that incorporate complex contours and cutouts. The machine’s cutting range is up to 250mm in diameter with a wall thickness of up to 8mm.
The fully automated machine uses stepped rollers that support and guide the tubes, adjusting automatically to the diameter of each workpiece. Its FocusLine mechanism sets the laser focus and automatically adjusts it to suit the type and thickness of the material being processed. And the machine software selects the appropriate laser parameters for the type of tube to be cut; self centring chuck jaws also adjust to each tube’s geometry. Even the large waste bin used to remove cutting residue is emptied automatically.