Bystronic has launched the latest generation of its Smart series laser cutting machines, the ByCut Smart 3015. The new machine has a sharp and modern design, as well as high power for every requirement.
Laser power levels from 3 to 15kW ensure excellent cutting performance and high parts output for thin to medium sheetmetal thicknesses. Depending on the production range and customer request, the ByCut Smart 3015 is available in a selection of different laser powers of 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15kW.
Sheetmetal processing companies benefit from the broad spectrum of its applications. In addition to steel, stainless steel, and aluminium, non-ferrous metals can also be processed efficiently and effectively.
The ByCut Smart is extremely flexible and stands out due to its maximum degree of configurability. Smart features such as the Nozzle Control Tool (NCT) and KerfScan, the Parameter Wizard, and cutting with MixGas, in addition to more laser power, ensure higher cutting quality as well as increased productivity.
The NCT provides automatic nozzle centring at the beginning of a cutting plan. As a result, manual interaction from the operator is no longer required, reducing time expenditure by up to 95%. Centring is completed within seconds, rather than minutes.
KerfScan also serves as a monitoring function, thus increasing process reliability. Through greater autonomy, customers benefit by producing less scrap due to incorrect settings, poor material quality, or hot sheet metal, which reduces waste costs and makes production with flame cutting more cost-effective and reliable. All of this ensures consistently high process quality, as well as a high degree of autonomy in lightly-manned operations, and markedly reduced waste.
Furthermore, in just a few minutes, the Parameter Wizard determines the ideal parameters for users with N2 and MixGas for steel with thicknesses of 4 to 15mm. The Parameter Wizard optimises the entire cutting process and ensures its smooth functioning, which guarantees the customer optimal utilisation and improves production time without downtime.
MixGas combines the benefits of O2 and N2 cutting, and is therefore an alternative to cutting with pure nitrogen or pure oxygen. Cutting with MixGas (a mix of nitrogen and oxygen) massively improves cutting quality in thicker steel at increased cutting speeds. Additionally, MixGas contributes to achieving better cutting results with varying qualities of steel. The higher the laser power, the greater the benefits.
A further advantage of the new laser cutting machine is the new shuttle table concept. Users can load the ByCut Smart up to 40mm over the entire surface on both tables, or 60mm over the entire surface on one table. This means operators achieve a significantly higher maximum load on the shuttle table compared to the current situation of 30mm and therefore can cut significantly thicker parts.
Externally, the ByCut Smart features modern contours to create a sharp look to match the machine's performance. Furthermore, the new design significantly increases user friendliness. Different access door configurations provide flexibility in the design – this includes front or side access as well as multiple windows with direct views of the cutting process. Overall, the new design offers better access to the interior space as a result.
For many users, automatic laser cutting is a benchmark for success and automation solutions for fibre laser cutting provides clear benefits. They increase utilisation of the laser cutting system to the maximum, and relieve operators of time-consuming material handling. Both lead to cutting orders being carried out faster and more economically. Bystronic software and automation solutions also optimally integrate the ByCut Smart into sheetmetal production.
Loading and unloading solutions can be selected in a variety of designs and degrees of automation. The Bystronic systems organise the material flow fully and semi-automatically according to the circumstances, and additionally provide enough flexibility to process smaller orders manually as well.
The ByCut Smart 3015 is robust and stable, guaranteeing low operating costs. A fast cutting process and extremely low maintenance requirements guarantee high machine uptime and longevity, and consequently more profit per part.