Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process for processing sheet metal. The laser beam is created by the laser source (resonator), conducted by a transport fiber or mirrors in the machine cutting head where a lens focuses it at very high power on a very small diameter. This focused laser beam meets the sheet metal and melts it.
Bending is a procedure for forming a flat, sheet metal workpiece. It immediately follows cutting in the processing chain. The workpiece lies on a bottom tool with a v-shaped opening. A wedge-shaped tool (punch) presses the workpiece into the v-opening and thus bends it to the desired angle.
Automation solutions optimize material flow, improve machine use and increase work and process reliability. The building blocks are modular so that the degree of automation can be adapted at a later date. The solutions range from simple handling to fully automatic operation.
In modern sheet metal processing environments, software solutions open up unique competitive advantages. In the background behind the cutting, bending, and automation process steps, high-performance software from Bystronic supports the entire information and data flow. With BySoft 7, Plant Manager, and Bystronic MES, Bystronic offers solutions that facilitate a digitally networked manufacturing environment that guides users from the incoming order to the finished part, in a fast and efficient workflow.
Make the right choice for the manufacturing solution that meets your requirements today and in the future. Our specialists will be pleased to provide you with advice about Bystronic’s versatile portfolio.
Very often our customers require a high-quality laser cutting system, but only have a limited budget at their disposal. Bystronic has the solution: A refurbished machine offers an excellent compromise and also provides the reliability of a professionally performed general overhaul.