NEW BERLIN, Wis. – To complement the existing machine technology at its Wisconsin-based facility, Sharpe Products recently installed a BLM Group LT7 4-kW laser cutting system. This equipment cuts round, square, rectangle and open profile pipe or tube up to 6" OD. “It is our company philosophy to invest in machine technology to accommodate a broad range of job specifications and to offer short lead times”, said Paul Krickeberg, president and CEO of Sharpe Products.
The LT7 operating software supports multiple operations. Features include weld-seam detection, which helps to assure the best cut quality and meet the functionality or aesthetic needs of the part. A more efficient centering cycle ensures consistency, and reduction in production time per part. The laser is also equipped with a 3D cutting head to create true, knife-edged bevels, copes or miters that may be needed for weld prep or other features required for customer part specifications.
“We are pleased to work with Sharpe Products on the installation of the new LT7 laser cutting system and to offer technical training for their personnel on this new equipment”, said Lindley Searles, regional sales manager, BLM Group.
The laser system can be integrated with the company’s existing BLM Group tube bending machines and is expected to increase manufacturing efficiency for products that require features cut prior to the bending operation.
Sharpe Products provides custom pipe and tube bending, laser cutting and related fabrication services for commercial and industrial companies throughout North America. For more information, visit www.sharpeproducts.com