Increased efficiency of almost 1000% compared to conventional engineering handling systems with linear drives
The remote laser beam cutting technology applies a well focused laser beam, which, by the help of quickly moving mirrors, is positioned along the cutting contour of the component’s surface. The laser spot speed is about several meters a second. Due to low interaction times between beam and component, the material is partially evaporated and desorped.
Typical ablation depths are 30-50µm per cycle. More material can be cut by repeating the scanning procedure. The process can be characterized as a cyclical ablation of material. The kerf is fabricated layer by layer. There is no need for cutting gas assistance and thus, as a consequence, there is no need for a guidance of the cutting gas nozzle.
The outstanding advantage of this technique is the processing speed of several hundred m/min. This speed can never be achieved with highly dynamic cutting systems with linear drives (due to inertia).