Laser Cutting Metal with Kern Laser Systems
Kern Laser Systems are known to be best in the market for wide-format laser cutting and marking. By adding the metal cutting option to any of the Kern Laser Systems, your business output expands with the ability to cut wood, plastics, leather, and light metal on one machine, with virtually no downtime.
Kern’s CO2 and Fiber laser systems can be equipped with innovative metal cutting technology. The metal cutting option allows for accurate cutting of sheet metals like stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, copper and brass.
The Automatic Focusing Height Follower, developed by Kern Laser Systems, is one of the key elements for optimal metal cutting. The cutting nozzle is controlled by a capacitance sensor and z-axis motor. The gap between the metal being cut and the cutting nozzle can be be adjusted until the desired beam focus is obtained. As the cutting process begins, the height follower will track the surface of the metal and adjust the nozzle in the z axis maintaining a constant focus point while the metal is being cut.
A protective K-Lens (CO2) or F-Lens (Fiber) is installed inside of the delivery lens assembly. These lenses are a low cost, sacrificial lens which help protect the focusing lenses from reflected laser energy, dust and debris.
The metal cutting table is constructed of durable grid work which minimizes the surface contact with the bottom of the metal being cut. The slat file that makes up the grid work is saved onto the computer and replacement slats can be cut on the laser system.
High pressure assist gas, such as oxygen or nitrogen is injected through the metal cutting nozzle. The result is a dross free cut edge which requires little to no deburring.
LOW OPERATING COST
Laser cutting is a non-contact process that eliminates the high costs of replacement die stamps, machine center re-tooling and router bits.
Kern’s metal cutting machines are capable of cutting thin gauge metal to shape. A small beam kerf allows for very intricate designs to be cut.
CO2 LASER CUTTING SPECIFICATIONS
Download specifications sheet to discover the metal types and thicknesses
that can be cut with a Kern Laser
The HyperDual motion package installed on the OptiFlex is setting the standard for large format laser cutting and engraving machines.
This improved motion system features a rack and pinion design and powerful servo motors at each side of the laser table.
Cut acceleration rates are up to three times faster with a 100% increase in top end vector speed. The X axis has also been upgraded with twin linear rails and a thicker steel reinforced belt.
The LaserCELL is a complete laser cutting and engraving system featuring the perfect blend of performance and safety.
Kern’s LaserCELL is an enclosed, high-performance laser cutting and engraving system.
The Class 1 safety enclosure allows the system to be placed in high traffic areas such as busy factory floors and university classrooms.
The OptiDual Laser System was specially designed for customers that require a laser system capable of high production cutting.
The OptiDual features two lasers mounted on a single gantry. The second laser is connected to the master laser by an adjustable bar.