Jenoptik presents fast and precise 3D laser metal cutting machine at Welding & Cutting 2017
Jenoptik will be showcasing its 3D laser metal cutting technology, JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM, at the world’s leading international trade fair for joining, cutting, and surfacing in Düsseldorf.
From September 25-29, 2017, you can visit us at our joint stand together with the Messer Group and Messer Cutting Systems (hall 11, stand D24) to watch live demonstrations of JENOPTIK-VOTAN® BIM, our laser robot system for 3D metal cutting of chassis components for the automotive industry.
Laser cutting for highly efficient processing of complex metal parts
Compared to conventional machining methods, the non-contact laser process minimizes machining times by eliminating the set-up time and also reduces the costs associated with tool wear. Thanks to its excellent design and flexibility, the JENOPTIK-VOTAN®BIM laser cutting machine is a virtually wear-free tool, perfect for a host of metal working applications. With a repeat accuracy of up to 50μm in optimal conditions, this laser machine ranks among the most precise systems on the market and is comparable to conventional Cartesian systems. It cuts a circle or other standard contour in just one second, meaning its cycle time is significantly shorter than other robot systems.
The concept behind the JENOPTIK-VOTAN®BIM series is based on a beam guide inside the robot. This means that laser sources with a power of up to 4kW can be used without the need for a complex external beam guide. The equidistant internal beam path ensures a stable beam quality. Several laser robots cutting in parallel can also be integrated into a single machine in order to achieve a higher output in a significantly reduced floor space. Furthermore the robot-based machines are the first to enable complete line integration of the laser cutting process and can be easily integrated into production lines or combined processing units. As such, Jenoptik is offering its customers a significant technological competitive advantage.
The JENOPTIK-VOTAN®BIM is used in the automotive industry for cutting complex chassis components made of materials such as hot-formed and ultra-high strength steels as well as cast aluminum. Hydroformed tubes can also be trimmed for use in battery or electric motor carrier units for electric cars.
You can download high-resolution images from Jenoptik’s image database in the Automotive/Laser Processing Systems gallery.
As an integrated photonics group, Jenoptik divides its activities three segments: Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems.
With its Automotive unit in the Mobility segment Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of metrology and laser machines for manufacturing processes in the automotive industry. Furthermore, Jenoptik develops 3D laser processing systems and machines that are integrated into production lines for our customers as part of their process optimization and automation. These systems are used for processing plastics, metals and leather with maximum efficiency, precision and safety. The portfolio is complemented by energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust cleaning systems for laser and other industrial processes.