How to choose the right laser cutting machine
Combined with the actual use environment, how should we choose a suitable laser-cutting machine?
Most of the time, to promote the development of our processing enterprises, we start from the perspective of improving production efficiency. For the relatively high-end processing market, we can choose high-efficiency, high-precision, and low-loss equipment. Through the classification of laser cutting machines, we can choose according to the specific requirements of the enterprise.
Normaltan China classifies these laser-cutting equipment and lists the key factors for choosing a laser-cutting machine. It is convenient for everyone to fully understand the performance difference between the equipment when purchasing the machine.
Normaltan China would like elaborate ‘Laser-cutting machine classification’ ,and help everyone to choose the laser cutting machines based on the requirements of the enterprise.
1.Laser cutting machine classification
1.1 CO2 laser cutting machine:
If you need to process metal and non-metal materials, as a large and medium-sized enterprise, you can choose a CO2 laser cutting machine.
The characteristics of CO2 laser cutting machine: the equipment structure is complicated, the consumables and power consumption are relatively high, the corresponding purchase cost is not low, and the later maintenance cost is high, resulting in high processing cost.
1.2 YAG laser cutting machine:
YAG laser cutting machines are mainly used for metal cutting work. It is well known to the majority of sheet metal manufacturing, home appliance manufacturing, kitchen utensils manufacturing, and decoration companies. The processing accuracy requirements of these industries are not very high. For now, YAG laser cutting machines tend to be replaced.
Features of YAG laser cutting machine: YAG laser cutting machine equipment is cheap and has a low operating cost, and non-ferrous metal materials such as aluminum plate and copper plate that can be cut can also be applied to metal welding.
1.3 Fiber laser cutting machine:
The fiber laser cutting machine works efficiently and saves processing materials, power consumption, and consumables.
As an environmentally friendly high-precision metal cutting machine, its processing and efficiency have extremely high precision, and it is the equipment category favored by processing manufacturers in various industries.
Fiber laser cutting machine features no equipment maintenance, a high photoelectric conversion rate during equipment operation, low power consumption, and no consumables. When the fiber laser cutting machine cuts thin plates, the processing efficiency is very high, the kerf is very ideal, and the kerf roughness is good. It is the best choice for fine cutting.
2.Key factors for choose a suitable laser-cutting machine
Selecting a laser cutter can be a complex process and it is important to consider several factors to ensure you get the right machine for your needs. Here are some key factors to consider when choosing a laser cutter:
Consider the type of material you will be cutting and make sure the laser cutter you choose can cut it. Some machines are designed for cutting certain types of materials, while others are more versatile and can cut a wider range of materials.
2.2 Cutting area:
Consider the size of the workpiece you want to cut, and make sure that the laser cutting machine you choose has a large enough cutting area to meet your needs.
Laser cutting machines have various rated powers, and the power of the laser will affect the cutting speed and quality. Consider the thickness of the material you are cutting, and choose a machine with enough power to ensure a clean, precise cut.
Consider the level of accuracy you need in your clips. If you need high-precision cutting, please choose a high-precision laser cutting machine, such as a laser cutting machine with a high-quality laser source and precise motion control.
Consider whether your cutting process needs to be automated. The laser cutting machine can be automated to a certain extent and has the characteristics of automatic loading and unloading, which can improve productivity and reduce labor costs.
Consider the maintenance requirements of the laser cutting machine, including the need for regular cleaning, calibration, replacement of parts, etc. Choose a machine that is easy to maintain and has readily available replacement parts.
Consider your budget for a laser cutter. Laser cutters come in a wide range of prices, and it’s important to find a machine that fits your budget and meets your needs.
Overall, when choose a suitable laser-cutting machinea, it is important to carefully consider your needs and equipment differences, and choose one that meets your cutting material, precision, and level of automation requirements. At the same time, the equipment price is also within your budget.
The above is the laser cutting machine classification and the key factors for choosing laser cutting machines.