NEW 3-AXIS, ADVANCED LASER SERIES
FEATURES ULTRA-FAST SPEEDS
NTC AmericaLaser Group, headquartered in Novi, MI, has a lineup
of advanced laser processing systems that includes the TLZ Series CO2
3-axis laser cutting machines
machines that have launched the age
of ultra-speed laser processing. The TLZ series features a gantry-style
rugged construction, flying optics, shop-hardened operating system and
precise accuracies, but it is the speeds, surpassing competitive laser
systems, that set the TLZ Series apart.
The TLZ Series provides cutting rates of up to 40,000mm (131 feet)
per minute along with rapid traverse speeds of 100,000mm (328 feet)
per minute in the X and Y axes, and 60,000mm (196 feet) per minute for
the Z axis. These speeds are kept in check with AC servo drive motors,
rack and pinion and linear ball guide mechanisms for precise, controlled
machine movement. The drive devices are isloated so vibration is minimized
to keep cut edges sharp and accurate.
With responsive control, precision and power along with the flexibility
of a dual pallet changer to meet demanding productivity requirements
and high quality standards, the TLZ is ideal for large, thick plates
or delicate thin sheet metals, exotic alloys and non-metallic materials,
and intricate shapes. High power lasers, selected with respect to applications
criteria, assure penetration and piercing to cut all types of materials.
Laser power options are available with up to 5.0kW output that, when
coupled with flying optics and features such as a non-contact gap sensor,
side gas assist, and auto focus, assure cutting integrity. An automatic
pierce sensor and retry function are also available.
Complementing the series speed and powerful laser output are
two model choices with work envelopes that fit a majority of application
needs. The TLZ-408 provides a 98" x 49" inch (2,500mm x 1,250mm)
cutting stroke; the TLZ-510 model has 122" by 61" (3,100mm
x 1,550mm) axis movements, and both models have a 100mm (4") vertical
stroke of the optical head.
The TLZ Series provides tight tolerances with positioning accuracy
of +.002" per 20" of travel (+.05mm over 500mm).
Controlling this performance is a single but advanced CNC unit that
features one-touch function and programming of most operations, eliminating
multi-key data entering and helping to error proof setup procedures.
The control programs, directs and monitors all machine functions, positioning,
laser output, and process parameters. The CNC is matched with NTCs
innovative laser processing software that has built-in subroutines that
include calculations and functions for circle, arc and linear interpolation,
mirror imaging, an extensive cutting parameter library as well as scaling,
automatic skew compensation, part program storage recall and a comprehensive
Performance is heightened with features such as the extra wide, non-jamming
conveyor that keeps trimming scrap moving, the power assist work piece
lifter along with open access helping to make loading and unloading
easier, and the dual pallet changer that moves both pallets simultaneously
for faster changeover. Auxiliary material handling options are available
for the TLZ sytems, including multiple level storage shelves/loaders,
that permit automated, unattended operation.
In addtion to the TLZ Series ultra high speed systems, NTC Americas
lineup of laser products includes the TLV Series 2-dimensional, 3-axis
hybrid systems, the TLX Series
3- axis gantry-design machines for large (up to 15' x 100') workpieces,
and the TLM Series of high power CO2 machines with bridge-type construction
and 5-axis control for precision cutting and welding of 3-dimensional
NTC AmericaLaser Group TLZ Series of 3-axis
laser cutting systems features bridge-type design, shop-hardened construction,
precise accuracies, and unprecedented speedscutting rates of up
to 40,000mm (131 feet) per minute along with rapid traverse speeds of
100,000mm (328 feet) per minute in the X and Y axes, and 60,000mm (196
feet) per minute for the Z axis.