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Mazak Introduces 2D Tube Gear Laser for High-Speed Tube & Pipe Cutting


Mazak Optonics

Elgin, Illinois, November 2013 – Mazak Optonics Corp. has released a new TUBE GEAR 2D laser-cutting machine with industry-leading processing speeds for tubes and pipes. The TUBE GEAR’s high-speed capabilities for thin-walled applications offer increased efficiency and a significant reduction in cost per part compared to similar tube and pipe cutting systems.

Available with a 2.5kW or 4kW resonator, the TUBE GEAR can process both round and square tube and pipe with diameters of up to 6 inches. It has a standard 5" Servo Focus torch and delivers a rapid traverse rate of up to 6,299 IPM.

The TUBE GEAR is equipped with a triple chuck system which minimizes warp and material vibration, allowing for higher accuracy and faster processing speeds compared to double chuck systems. The additional chuck ensures superior cutting precision for tubes and pipes up to 21.3’ long.

2D Tube Gear Laser

The system’s ergonomic design positions loading, unloading and operation on the same side of the machine to improve efficiency and minimize required floor space. It includes a bundle material load/unload system which allows for increased throughput for large lot sizes up to 4.2 tons while still comprising a smaller footprint than similar machines.

Other standard features of the TUBE GEAR include an automated lens focal distance measurement system, automated calibration function and a nozzle cleaning system. There is also an optional automated nozzle change system to significantly reduce machine set-up times.


About Mazak Optonics

Mazak Optonics Corporation is a major supplier of laser-cutting systems, offering 50 laser models and leading the industry in the implementation of emerging laser technologies. The company’s 50,000 sq. ft. North American Headquarters are located in Elgin, Illinois, and feature a 30,000 sq. ft. laser technology center housing up to 18 machines for demonstrations and training. Mazak Optonics is part of Yamazaki Mazak Corporation (Oguchi, Japan), the global leader for the manufacture of machine tools and systems for the precision machining of metal parts, including CNC turning centers, horizontal and vertical machining centers, Multi-Tasking machining centers, turnkey cells and software solutions. The North American Headquarters for Yamazaki Mazak are located in Florence, Kentucky. For more information on Mazak Optonics’ products and solutions, visit, email or call 847.252.4500.

Published Date : 1/22/2014

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