EML-AJ Series, Punch/Fiber Laser Combination Machine

Equipped with advanced punching- and laser cutting functions to achieve high-speed and high-quality processing with uninterrupted operation.

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AMADA is the first manufacturer in the sheet metal processing industry to succeed in developing punch/laser combination machines. They are all-in-one machines capable of integrating multiple steps for processing sheet metal such as cutting, punching, forming and tapping.

They offer two series of punch/laser combination machines – the LC-C1AJ Series of compact machines, which is capable of energy-saving, low-cost process integration and the ACIES-AJ Series, which features v-mix, v-lot production, uninterrupted operation and high-quality punch processing. These combination machines are highly rated by customers. To compliment these technologies, AMADA has launched the EML-AJ Series combination machines capable of performing high-quality punching and laser cutting and displaying enhanced comprehensive capabilities featuring high productivity and many automated features for uninterrupted operation.

EML-AJ Series combination machines come with all of the punching functions inherent in single-function punching machines. Combined punches and dies are supplied with a Z-turret with different diameters of 1010mm upper and ø1200mm lower or a high capacity turret of ø1200mm upper and lower. These machines include the same punching force of 300 kN as AMADA’s best-selling EM Series turret punch presses. The EML-AJ Series also achieves a 25% improvement in stroke frequency (number of hits per minute) compared to conventional machines, making it the fastest punch processing machine available from AMADA.

With the EML-AJ Series, AMADA has improved the quality of the laser beam with a 3kW fiber laser oscillator combining high oscillation efficiency with new optics. It employs assist gas rectifying technology for higher quality processing than conventional machines, while increasing cutting speed by a factor of three. The series also features an energy-saving operation, with power consumption reduced to one-third that of conventional machines.

The EML-AJ Series allows up to 24 hours of continuous operation by combining a wide range of optional automation solutions, such as automated Punch and Die Changer (PDC), nozzle changer, laser scrap unloading device and a cleaning function for cutting plates. As a result, customers can build a system to meet their needs with uninterrupted operation.

Main features of the EML-AJ Series

  • Fiber laser cutting processing function – delivering high productivity, high quality and low running costs

In a fiber laser cutting process, this series can reduce the height of dross (residual melt attached to a cut edge) by approximately 50% and improve the surface roughness of a cut edge by 1.3 times *1, as well as achieve three times faster cutting *2, while reducing power consumption to one-third of conventional machines.

When the punching and laser cutting process are performed simultaneously, the EML-AJ Series is twice as productive with a 50% cut *2 in running costs compared to conventional machines.

  • Punching function – improved stroke frequency when punching small diameter holes

When punching small diameter holes (ø31.7mm or less), the EML-AJ Series can improve the stroke frequency by 25% compared to conventional machines by optimizing the control method of the servo motor drive allowing high-speed punching and a significant improvement in productivity.

  • Improved productivity with an advanced automatic tool changer

Models equipped with an automatic Punch and Die Changer (PDC) have undergone an evolution to allow automatic replacement of tools in the processes of loading materials while laser cutting allowing high actual operation rates and further improvements in productivity. In addition, the model supports AMADA’s original ID tooling and can manage individual tools. As a result, the tool life can be monitored to improve the quality of punch processing and prevent setup errors that can occur when manually changing tools.

*1 In the case of SPCC (Cold strip steel sheet) of t3.2 mm
*2 In the case of SECC (Electric galvanized steel sheet)

For more information, please contact Amada – Tel: 011 453-5459

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