In a press release dated May 27, 2020 BLM Group USA introduced the LT360 all-in-one 3D cutting system. It features a fiber laser cutting head mounted on a 6-axis robot working in tandem with a part handling robot. The aim is to produce parts with complex geometries in any 3-dimensional piece within a single process. This will help eliminate secondary cutting, drilling, punching, milling or deburring operations, according to the company. The LT360 offers the ability to process curved, hydroformed, preformed, or pre-welded tubes as well as flat and/or stamped sheets in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, copper and brass.
The LT360 is configurable and compact, consisting of a cutting head mounted on a 6-axis robot, and a working table with a work area of 1500 x 1000 mm. For increased productivity, a 20 kg capacity handling robot and part holding table can be integrated. Available with a 2 kW or 3 kW fiber laser source, the cutting head features capacitive height sensing, allowing maximum freedom for cutting any three-dimensional profile in space to truly cut at 360° with an accuracy of +/- 0.15 mm (.006”) and a repeatability of +/- 0.05 mm (.002”).
The fixed worktable is equipped with an integrated laser slat, removable scrap collection tank and fume extraction connection. The part holder table includes magnetic supports, allowing for freedom in positioning the workpiece during loading and unloading. The LT360 is offered in three different configurations.
As with all BLM lasertube systems, the LT360 comes with BLM GROUP’ software interface and Active Tools that automatically adapt process parameters for optimal results independent of operator experience.