Bystronic Automation Solutions For Ultrafast Sheet Steel Processing

Bystronic provides cutting-edge solutions including automation equipment for fiber lasers which are renowned for their exceptionally fast output of finished components. This poses a challenge for the loading and unloading of raw materials, which the company has overcome with – among other automated solutions – the ByTrans, ByTrans Extended and the ByLoader automation solutions.

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The ByTrans, which is linked to the Bystronic fiber laser, automatically loads steel sheets onto the fiber laser’s shuttle table.

After the cutting cycle is completed, it unloads the finished parts and residual sheets.

The ByTrans requires only 60 seconds in which to carry out the loading and unloading cycle, with the result that the automation system is always faster than the cutting plan being processed. While the ByTrans loads a shuttle table with raw material, the fiber laser is cutting components on the other table, meaning that the laser can cut uninterrupted for an extensive period of time.

‘Extended’ solution with ByTrans Extended

The ByTrans Extended features not one but two cassettes, which increases the automatic capability of the system, while offering greater flexibility as it can not only store and return, but also handle the removal of large parts. It is also capable of preparing plastic protective separators, which are placed between the steel sheets.

The ByTrans Extended is available in 3 x 1.5 metre and 4 x 2 metre options. Bystronic’s latest fiber laser solutions are processing raw material substantially faster than earlier systems such as CO2 lasers. However, the laser forms the hub of an extended automation system, which includes downstream processes such as punching, bending and welding. However, where space in a manufacturing facility is constrained, the Byloader automation system is a compact loading unit that is positioned on the side of the laser system’s shuttle table, supplying raw metal sheets to the laser without taking up unnecessary space.

The ByTrans, the ByTrans Extended and the Byloader are operated using the ByVision Fiber’s touch screen. Bystronic has seamlessly integrated the control of the two automation systems into the fiber laser’s operating software. This enables users to perform all the operating steps on a single touch screen.

For more information, contact First Cut – Tel: 011 614 1112

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