Two-Dimensional Laser-Cutting System
August 2006
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Syncrono, a 2-D laser-cutting system from Prima North America features a patented laser head designed with two additional small, linear-driven parallel kinematic axes on the moving gantry. The company says this enables the unit’s cutting head to perform cuts at a rate of up to 6 G, which enables the system to cut more than 1,000 holes per minute, and is said to make it almost twice as productive as some other advanced machines.
Prima says the small size of the linear drives, combined with stiff, lightweight titanium components, produce minimal inertia that allows mass to be moved with three times less power than typical machines. A vibration-free design and a constant beam path throughout the
60-inch by 120-inch (152-cm by 304-cm) work area is said to provide accurate, reliable cutting, even in small and intricate profiles.
According to the company, the system is optimized by the dual-machine function: one small and lightweight with very high dynamics and minimal moving masses; and one larger with a wide working area. The dual function is coordinated by patented algorithms, for the most advantageous distribution of movements throughout the axes, which is also said to minimize electrical consumption. www.prima-na.com

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