30 June 2011

Turbomeca (Safran Group) places order for Laserdyne 795XS

Power Laserdyne, the world leader in precision multi-axis laser machining systems, announced the receipt of an order from the Turbomeca Tarnos site (France) for a six axis Laserdyne 795XS laser system.

Terry L. VanderWert, President of Prima Power Laserdyne, made the announcement saying, “This is the third Laserdyne system purchased by Turbomeca. It will not only expand their capacity for laser processing, but demonstrates a commitment to employing and benefiting from the latest laser system technology. The order is also significant in that it is further proof that the recovery in turbine engine manufacturing is a worldwide trend.

This order follows significant orders in North America and Asia. As a user of Laserdyne products since 2002, Turbomeca and Laserdyne have worked together as partners to meet the requirements of the aerospace industry for manufacturing the next generation of turbine engines.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide this system to Turbomeca,” stated Mr. VanderWert. “Turbomeca is the world leader in the design, production, sale and support of the largest power range of gas turbine engines for helicopters. With over 73 years experience providing propulsion systems for the aerospace industry, Turbomeca personnel understand the requirements for laser processing aerospace parts. They are very effective at judging the value of system features. We believe that their positive evaluation of our latest system technology, with the third generation BeamDirector¨, is further evidence of the value of our recent developments,” stated Mr. VanderWert.

The Laserdyne 795XS is a six-axis system with a 1m x 1m x 1m (40 inch x 40 inch x 40 inch) work envelope including a 320 mm diameter high accuracy rotary table and Laserdyne’s latest controller, the S94P. The S94P control, a PC-based CNC designed exclusively for multi-axis laser processing systems, is the basis for numerous unique hardware and software features that lead to productivity, process control, and quality of laser-processed parts.

This is the third generation BeamDirector. It is referred to as the BeamDirector 3 and builds on 30 years experience in producing five and more axis laser systems. By virtue of its compact design, the system provides unmatched access to parts for cutting, drilling, and welding. Taken together, these system components will enhance Turbomeca’s capability to provide precision cutting at processing speeds that will allow the Turbomeca plants to remain competitive. An interesting attribute of this Laserdyne system configuration is the ability to perform welding as well as precision cutting. Turbomeca will be evaluating this capability with the assistance of Laserdyne development engineers.

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