Coherent Inc. has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with its Meta platform, offering improved performance and greater ease of use. The Meta platform features a unibody chassis design. This rigid, single weldment provides improved mechanical stability for the systems, resulting in faster cutting speeds and better positioning repeatability. The cutting bed on Meta platform products has been enlarged to accommodate standard European sheet sizes.
The control system has also been upgraded. The operator interface for Meta platforms has been changed to an industrial type controller. This is an ergonomic monitor/keyboard assembly which is directly mounted on the side of the chassis. Interface cables for this system are contained within the machine assembly.
With a Coherent 1 kW carbon dioxide laser (Diamond E-1000), the system can cut stainless steel in thicknesses of up to 3 mm, aluminum of up to 2 mm, and mild steel of up to 6 mm.
Coherent Inc., www.coherent.com