Posts Tagged ‘Laser Cutting’

Sirius 3015 Beam Delivery system

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The beam delivery on the Sirius 3015 contains a standard beam length compensation unit, which ensures accurate processing throughout the entire work envelope. Each laser beam has adivergence (diameter of the laser beam varies according to the distance from the resonator) This divergence causes on the one hand a variation in beam diameter. (causes varying edge surfacefinishes and part tolerances according to the position on the cut table)and on the other hand avariation in the position of the focal point (causing part burr).

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Flying optic drive systemThe X axis on the SIRIUS PLUS is driven by an inclined rack and pinion transmission: this systemguarantees a very high stiffness. Inclined rack and pinion transmission permits a more accuratedrive system with a higher acceleration. Grease is applied automatically by terms of greasecartridges. The Y and Z axes on the SIRIUS PLUS are driven by ball screw.                                 6 12 2011 8 39 40 PM Sirius 3015 Beam Delivery system



Strippit Sirius 3015 Plus – Laser Installation

Friday, June 10th, 2011
P1020476 300x225 Strippit Sirius 3015 Plus   Laser Installation Sirius 3015 plus laser installation at Jerry Benning’s customer Anel Corp in Winona MS.

Anel Corp is a subcontractor for Caterpillar and bought their first LVD Impuls 4020 3k watt laser back in ’96. With the purchase of the new Sirius 3015 plus Anel Corp wanted to run laser parts 100% unattended including weekends.

The transition to go from loading manual to a 100% automated laser system was a smooth and pleasant experience for Anel Corp and they wish they had it done a lot earlier!

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If you are  interested in  seeing this impressive fully automated laser system in operation, please don’t hesitate to contact Mel.

Fabrication Equipment Demonstration – LVD Strippit

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

lvdstrippit Fabrication Equipment Demonstration   LVD Strippit LVD Strippit Open House

June 21, 2011

9am to 3pm

LVD Strippit Demonstration Center

Akron, New York

A complete range of high precision punching, bending and laser cutting equipment will be on display.
Register for this event by calling (909) 833-0838

Machines on Display:pps Fabrication Equipment Demonstration   LVD Strippit

Laser —  Orion 3015 Plus 4kW with Load/Unload

Laser — Axel Linear 3015 S 4kW

Press Brake — PPS 50/20

Press Brake — PPEC 80/25 7-axis

Press Brake — PPEB 135/30 EFL

Shear — CS 06/31

Punch  — Strippit VX-1225

Punch — Strippit V30-1225

Punch — Strippit P-1212

Punch — Strippit M-1212

Laser/Punch — Strippit LP-1225

LVD Strippit Lasers – How and What Are CNC Lasers

Friday, May 13th, 2011

There are three main types of lasers used in laser cutting. The CO2 laser is suited for cutting, boring, and engraving. The neodymium (Nd) and neodymium yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd-Yag) lasers are identical in style and differ only in application. Nd is used for boring and where high energy but low repetition are required. The Nd-YAG laser is used where very high power is needed and for boring and engraving. Both CO2 and Nd/ Nd-YAG lasers can be used for welding

Common variants of CO2 lasers include fast axial flow, slow axial flow, transverse flow, and slab.

CO2 lasers are commonly “pumped” by passing a current through the gas mix (DC-excited) or using radio frequency energy (RF-excited). The RF method is newer and has become more popular. Since DC designs require electrodes inside the cavity, they can encounter electrode erosion and plating of electrode material on glassware and optics.  Since RF resonators have external electrodes they are not prone to those problems.

Axel Laser LVD Strippit Lasers   How and What Are CNC Lasers

CO2 lasers are used for industrial cutting of many materials including mild steel, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, paper, wax, plastics, wood, and fabrics. YAG lasers are primarily used for cutting and scribing metals and ceramics.

In addition to the power source, the type of gas flow can affect performance as well. In a fast axial flow resonator, the mixture of carbon dioxide, helium and nitrogen is circulated at high velocity by a turbine or blower. Transverse flow lasers circulate the gas mix at a lower velocity, requiring a simpler blower. Slab or diffusion cooled resonators have a static gas field that requires no pressurization or glassware, leading to savings on replacement turbines and glassware.

LVD offers a comprehensive range of laser cutting systems, whether you need a cost-effective machine or a more sophisticated automated solution. From the economical Orion to the Impuls Series of large sheet processing systems, LVD has the laser cutting solution that meets your requirements.



LVD Strippit Lasers – Superior Precision

Friday, April 29th, 2011


SIRIUS LASER LVD Strippit Lasers   Superior Precision

Sirius Series models are engineered to provide consistently high-quality processing results in a system that is easy to set-up and operate. A standard laser cutting head accommodates a 5-inch or 7.5-inch quick-change lens for fast changeover and minimal set-up. These water-cooled quickchange lenses can be installedor exchanged very easily, using a self-centering system. Lens calibration is programmable and quick to achieve.n A high-pressure cutting head delivers exceptionally clean cuts. A crash-protection system protects the head from damage after collision with the workpiece.

A total power control feature automatically adjusts the laser power in relation to the cutting speed, ensuring an optimal cutat every contour width and minimizing the heat-affected zone.Quick Change Lens LVD Strippit Lasers   Superior Precision The machine’s edge function feature processes sharp corners cleanly, particularly in thicker materials.  LVD’s Sirius offers the proven reliability of GE Fanuc integrated laser and CNC control, providing the user full control over the cutting process.

Touch Screen for Laser Cutting Machines

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

TouchL 490x392 Touch Screen for Laser Cutting Machines


LVD’s new Touch-L, a touch screen graphical user interface (powered by CADMAN®) and featured on select models of laser cutting systems, brings the ease of LVD’s Intelli-Touch technology to laser processing so that both routine and complex operations can be quickly and efficiently accomplished with minimal operator input.

Touch-L simplifies the laser cutting process by using intuitive graphical icons and visual indicators to control and display functions such as lens and nozzle selection, download of an NC file to the machine memory, quick file searching and file editing, preview of the part/nesting, and to provide real time reproduction of the cutting path.

After selection of the parts, Touch–L performs automatic nesting and job generation and production can begin. In an easy and intuitive way, the operator can change cutting quantlities, the position and type of lead-in, and add or relocate micro joints for all online generated jobs.Touch-L imports multiple extensions, including DXF/NC, and supports USB memory and network drives.

Touch-L is also compatible with LVD’s CADMAN-OEE process management software, which captures and analyzes key machine productivity indicators so that users can optimize the overall efficiency of their equipment.The end result is easier, more intuitive programming and faster, more efficient processing.

Experience the simplicity and the power of Touch-L.

LVD Strippit CNC Laser Cutting Systems

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

laser systems LVD Strippit CNC Laser Cutting Systems

From economical hybrid machines to advanced processing centers with  integrated load/unload capabilities and full storage and retrieval units,  LVD Strippit laser systems provide fast processing of high-quality laser cut parts. All LVD Strippit lasers feature  an integrated GE-Fanuc laser source,  CNC control, AC digital motors and mplifiers to provide a high degree of reliability, and full control over the cutting process.

Video – LVD CNC laser cutting – Intro

LVD Strippit – Dependable CNC Laser Cutting Machines

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

fanuc control LVD Strippit   Dependable CNC Laser Cutting Machines  When LVD Strippit entered into the fabrication market with cnc lasers they wanted a dependable machine.  Fabrication shops can be a challenging enviroment so LVD Strippit selected Fanuc components for all of its laser cutters. The  Laser source, Controller (16i-LB), AC digital motors and amplifers are all manufactuered by Fanuc.

Video: CNC laser cutting machine – Orion 3015 Plus – LVD Strippit

fanuc system LVD Strippit   Dependable CNC Laser Cutting Machines

Fanuc and LVD Strippit have provided worldwide service and support in the fabrication market for many years; their partnership was a natural progression.  Fanuc systems are now installed on LVD Strippit laser machines:  Orion, Sirius, Laser Punch, Axel and Impuls Series lasers.

LVD Strippit Does Lasers The Dependable way!

TD Machine Tools Named Dealer for Prima Lasers

Monday, December 14th, 2009

TD Machine Tools is proud to announce the addition of  Prima Lasers to our product line.  We will be the primary Southern California dealer for Prima North America.

If we can assist you in any way please call us. (800) 984-4540

About Prima North America

PRIMA SYSTEMS provides sales, integration, installation, applicationsdevelopment support and after-sales services to customers in North Americafor a wide variety of 2D and 3D numerically controlled CO2 laser cutting and welding systems. Automated work handling options are also available based on standard and modular components. PRIMA SYSTEMS operations are located in an 88,000 square foot facility in Chicopee (Springfield), Massachusetts.

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A part of PRIMA North America, CONVERGENT LASERS specializes in the design and manufacture of multi-kW fast axial flow CO2 lasers and high peak power pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for demanding drilling and cutting operations. This operation is located at the corporate headquarters in the Chicopee(Springfield), Massachusetts facility.

580 TD Machine Tools Named Dealer for Prima Lasers

LASERDYNE SYSTEMS designs, manufactures and markets worldwide multi-axis numerically controlled machines that integrate laser, motion system and process sensors for precision drilling, welding and cutting of 3D parts. LASERDYNE SYSTEMS operates in a 31,000 square foot facility in Champlin (Minneapolis), Minnesota.

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