11 June 2007

New feature-enhanced models expands lVD's Orion laser cutting systems product line

LVD has expanded its line of Orion CO2 laser cutting systems with the Orion 3015plus and the Orion 3015 Auto Load/Unload. The Orion 3015plus provides automatic focal positioning, greater process control functionality, and an optional automatic load/unload system in addition to all standard features found on the Orion.

The Orion range employ GE Fanuc RF excited fast axial flow CO2 laser, with hybrid-style beam delivery, rack-and-pinion drive and a cutting area up to 1500 x 3000 mm. The Orion 3015plus is enhanced with automatic NC Focus that optimizes the focal position for the material being processed. A built-in capacitive height sensor automatically maintains a constant distance between the head and the plate, automatically compensating for any unevenness in the material.

The high-pressure cutting head is equipped with a safety system that protects the head from collision with the workpiece. The standard laser cutting head accommodates 5" or 7.5" quick-change lenses. Automatic cutting gas selection and automatic cutting gas pressure control with servo valve further simplify machine set-up and operation.

Consistent cut quality

Process control on the Orion 3015plus automatically senses piercing times and detects and controls plasma when cutting stainless steel and aluminum. This enhanced feature maximizes processing time and minimizes part damage due to loss of cut. In addition, an Air/Oil Spray system safely disperses splatter and lubricates the sheet when processing thicker materials, ensuring part quality is maintained.

Integrated laser package

Orion 3015plus features an enhanced Fanuc 16i LB CNC control with 9.5" color screen, expanded memory capacity and additional control functionality. All parameters, diagnostic and start-up procedures are conveniently displayed on the screen.

Optional CADMAN-L 3D offline programming software provides a powerful laser-cutting CAM package. This includes an integrated 3D design and unfolding module, which allows easy importing of 2D and 3D designs, automatic unfolding and generation of flat patterns from 2D or 3D files. CADMAN-L 3D also incorporates fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual nesting and optimizes cutting and machine parameters to maximize sheet utilization. Advanced features include cutting path optimization and common line cutting.

Automation ready

The Orion 3015plus is automation ready and can be equipped or retrofitted with an automatic load/unload system. The automatic load/unload system eliminates manual sheet handling and increases productivity and efficiency.

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