Classification and Advantages Of Laser Tube Cutting Machine

 The Classification and Benefits of CNC Laser Tube and Pipe Cutting Machine

With the quick advancement of laser technology, numerous sectors have extensively utilised it. From the first flatbed cutting to the tube cutting of today, laser cutting technology has also advanced.

The development and widespread use of expert laser tube cutting equipment has significantly increased the productivity of processing metal tubes.

This blog will outline the benefits of professional fiber sheet metal laser tube cutting machines, as well as the types and traits that distinguish them from other popular models currently available on the market. It will also speculate on the future direction that CNC laser tubes and pipe cutting machines are likely to take. 

Laser Tube Cutting Machine

The Benefits of a Professional CNC Sheet Laser Tube Cutting System

CNC Laser tube/pipe cutting machines and flat laser tube cutting machines operate on a similar cutting concept. Standard metal tubes (round, rectangular, elliptical, etc.), profiles (channel steel, angle steel, etc.), and some curved tubes are all cut using a fiber laser tube cutting solution.

It has the following benefits over conventional processing methods:

  • The cut contour's accuracy can be as accurate as 0.05 millimetres with great cutting accuracy.
  • The cut is flat, free of burrs, fine, and results in little material loss.
  • It is a non-contact process, and laser cutting has a very small heat-affected zone and nearly no distortion.
  • It can carry out mass manufacturing and has a high cutting efficiency.
  • By utilising a professional CNC laser machine and a full suite of material programming software, it has good flexibility and can change or replace items.

With equipment and hard tools needed to handle various metal tubes, mechanical drilling, milling, sawing, punching, or burr cleaning can be replaced by a skilled laser tube cutter.

It is capable of cutting intricate tube structures, chamfering, cutting slots or holes, scribing, and other potential size and shape features. It is fairly common to use a fiber laser pipe cutter. It is utilised in many different industries, including those that process sheet metal, make kitchenware, lights, automobiles, hardware, and fitness equipment.

Features of CNC Fiber Sheet Metal Laser Tube Cutting Machin

According to how the tube is fed into the laser tube cutting equipment, there are two general classifications.

Tube laser cutter for fixed-material cutting

The ends of the tube cannot be processed by this kind of laser tube cutting equipment, which is often employed for processing axis constant, cross-sectional changes in the profile of the tube surface.

Fixed-length laser tube cutters hold a sizable market share due to their unique qualities, despite their significant drawbacks and limited productivity.

Working Principle 

Two clamping chucks keep the tube in place in the fixed material cutting laser tube cutter. The laser head moves axially while the chucks rotate synchronously around the tube axis. The tube is sliced by the radial feed.

Laser tube cutting machine for infeed

The identical piece of the coaxial tube is processed primarily using this kind of CNC laser tube cutting machine. Although it can cut to the design length of the tube portion within the machine's design stroke, it can also process a variety of contour shapes of the tube surface.

It provides superior flexibility, scalability, and cutting efficiency when compared to laser tube cutters for fixed material cutting, and it now holds the majority of the market for professional laser tube cutters.

The feed-cut laser tube cutter can batch process and cut conventional metal tubes with a variety of profiles, including square and round tubes.

Working Principle 

The supporting chuck clamps the tube in the radial direction while the clamping chuck holds it in place.

The clamping chuck holds the tube for axial feeding, the laser head feeds and slices the tube in a radial direction, and all chucks revolve synchronously around the tube axis.

Currently, two chucks are used mostly in the feed cutting of laser tube cutting machines on the market. This is cost-effective, but it has several obvious drawbacks.

1) Unstable cutting performance: When gravitational distortion and chuck rotation centrifugal force are combined, it can be difficult to guarantee the stability of cutting precision for things that are excessively long or have weaker pipe.

(2) The waste pipe is left behind because the laser head can cut through the supporting chucks but not the end of the tail material that grips the chucks.

In response to these shortcomings, some equipment manufacturers enhanced the design of a multi-chuck laser tube cutter based on the laser tube cutter with double-chuck feed cutting.

Among them.

  • It adds a series of supporting chucks to make sure the tube is practically free from gravity deformation and the centrifugal force of the chuck spinning. As a result, cutting accuracy and stability are essentially guaranteed, and the machine's travel range does not limit the part's cutting length.
  • While the above design eliminates the shortcomings of the double chuck feed cutting type laser pipe cutting machine, it does so at the expense of the chuck, the number of servo axes, and the CNC system. 
  • For the majority of tubes, zero tail material cutting is ensured by the clamping chuck, which clamps the tube to execute axial feeding movement while the feeding chuck is in the limit position.

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