A new dimension with 15 kilowatts

A new dimension with 15 kilowatts

January 2021

Speed, precision, flexibility: Thanks to the new laser output of 15 kilowatts, the ByStar Fiber cuts steel, aluminum, and stainless steel with a thickness from 1 to 30 millimeters and brass and copper up to 20 millimeters with high precision. This increases the laser power by up to 50 percent, enabling sheet metal processing companies to further optimize their production processes.

In order to offer sheet metal processing companies even better support in an increasingly competitive environment, Bystronic is now advancing into a new dimension of fiber laser cutting: the 15 kilowatt ByStar Fiber. The high-end fiber laser stands for high-precision Bystronic technology, a reliable cutting process even with the highest laser outputs, and a wide range of applications. The technological leap from conventional 3 to 12 kilowatt systems to the new 15 kilowatt level is tremendous.

On average, thanks to the 15 kilowatt laser, the cutting speed of the ByStar Fiber increases by up to 50 percent (when cutting with nitrogen) compared to a 10 kilowatt laser source. This means that sheet metal processing companies can benefit from higher productivity at low unit costs, because thanks to its 15 kilowatts, the new ByStar Fiber cuts steel, aluminum, and stainless steel precisely and reliably in thicknesses between 1 and 30 millimeters, and brass and copper in thicknesses up to 20 millimeters. The 15 kilowatt laser output now also enables extended applications in steel and aluminum of up to 50 millimeters and thus offers maximum flexibility for large series and urgent customer orders. Regardless of whether cutting aluminum, non-ferrous metals, or steel, the high-performance Bystronic cutting head excels with maximum precision in both thin and thick sheets and profiles.

The new power level is available for the ByStar 3015 and the ByStar 4020.

Perfect cuts thanks to the BeamShaper

The BeamShaper function ensures clean cutting edges and high operational reliability across the entire range of sheet metal qualities with thicknesses up to 30 millimeters. This function can be selected as an option when purchasing a new 15 kilowatt ByStar Fiber or added later as an upgrade. The “BeamShaper” enables the shape of the laser beam to be optimally adapted to thicker sheets and fluctuating sheet metal qualities. In thicknesses between 20 and 30 millimeters, the new function thus enhances the quality of the cutting edges and increases the cutting speed by up to 50 percent compared to conventional 10 kilowatt machines.

Bystronic’s new high-performance flagship is controlled using the ByVision Cutting software via a 21.5-inch touch screen. Operating the machine is as simple as using a smartphone.

Automation optimizes the material flow

In order to provide an optimal material flow to the high speeds of laser cutting, Bystronic has a broad selection of automation solutions available for the ByStar Fiber. The offer includes loading and unloading systems, sorting solutions, and individually configurable storage systems. Based upon the existing manufacturing environment and available space, a seamlessly integrated automated laser cutting process is developed.

ByTrans Cross is the newest loading and unloading solution on offer from Bystronic. The automation can be flexibly adapted to changing order situations and production rhythms in the laser cutting. Various utilization scenarios are possible.

As an automation bridge, ByTrans Cross can be integrated between a laser cutting system and material storage in order to direct the material flow. ByTrans Cross can also be used equally well as a stand-alone solution without a storage connection, to provide the laser cutting system with raw sheet metal of differing strengths and materials. In its basic version, ByTrans Cross has two loading carriages that serve as material storage for stand-alone utilization.

ByTrans Cross becomes even more versatile during cleanup, with the BySort sorting solution, which Bystronic integrates as an add-on solution on request. Thus, users have the option to clear away sorted, completed parts into an attached storage area or to store them in an additional unloading position next to the laser cutting system.

The latter supports the processing of large series, for example, for which individual cut parts need to be sorted separately according to job. A big advantage of BySort is the repeated, precise storage of all parts in one location: A task that is difficult to complete manually, particularly with large cut parts. The parts, exactly positioned on a palette, can be processed more easily during manual and automated subsequent processes, as their location is precisely defined.

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