Jena, Germany: JENOPTIK Optical Systems announces robot-based 3D metal cutting laser machine, featuring 5 kg laser cutting head, robot arm with optical fiber located solely in stationary shoulder, and completely integrated laser beam path. During cutting process, laser light is guided via mirrors; immobility of laser fiber preserves its condition, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.
Jenoptik will unveil the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM and demonstrate its latest technology breakthrough in laser metal processing at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2012) in booth N-6569 from September 10 to 15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
“We are excited to introduce to the US market our robot-based 3D metal cutting laser machine, JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM,” says Christon Manzella, Vice President Business Development and Strategies at JENOPTIK Laser Technologies in the U.S. “The JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM provides industrial manufacturers a highly flexible, fast processing and cost-effective laser machine solution that carries several advantages over standard laser machines.”
JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM’s laser robot arm is unique in that the optical fiber is located only in the stationary robot shoulder and the laser beam path is totally integrated. During the cutting process the laser light is guided by means of mirrors. Due to the immobility of the laser fiber its condition is preserved, which eliminates any costly maintenance and replacement of the fiber.
The slim and only five kilograms light laser cutting head also contributes to the accessibility into tight locations, high path accuracies and high speed 3D metal processing.
Additionally, Jenoptik’s laser arm’s axis movements are 30 to 60 percent quicker than the norm and deliver a much shorter tact time compared to conventional metal processing laser robots. In the field of 3D metal processing, Jenoptik delivers a technological competitive advantage for its customers and serves the automotive industry, white goods fabrication as well as reservoir construction