Laser Cutting Technology used by Yorkshire Profiles
At Yorkshire Profiles we utilise a wide range of the latest laser cutting technology and material handling automation. We don’t sell the machinery ourselves, but are proud of the equipment that we make full use of on a daily basis. With machines running 24/7, we’re dedicated to giving the very best in fabrication for all areas of the manufacturing industry. Continue reading to find out about The Amada F1 & ENSIS Laser Cutting Machines.
One of the latest machines that we use is the Amada ENSIS. This is from the latest generation of fibre laser cutting technology, with a variable beam control unit. The control unit allows our equipment to cut 3mm and below at fierce speeds not seen by any other laser cutter on the market, whilst also being able to cut the full range of material that our 4kw CO2 laser can process.
The addition of fibre technology to Yorkshire Profiles, allows us to process copper, brass and titanium. Materials which have usually been prohibited from laser cutting.
We also use the Amada LC F-1 NT. This device is cutting edge in more ways than one, offering some of the highest quality and accuracy of cuts available alongside powerful energy efficient performance. When it comes to producing high quality parts, the Amada F1 is one of the best available in the CO2 market.
Just as important for us is providing customers with an understanding and appreciation of the work we gladly carry out for numerous industries across the UK. Below, we’ve written a guide to let you know about the incredible power of the Amada F1, and how it can help revolutionise your industry in the same way it has ours.
What does the ENSIS do?
Our ENSIS is fitted with a fully automated material handling facility. With the speed advantages of fibre laser cutting and an automation facility, this is an ideal setup for large volume work which is required on a short lead time.
This machine also allows us to process copper, brass and titanium which most sub-contract laser companies simply cannot process without the use of slower waterjet machines and the quality issues they can bring.
The latest technology uses a fraction of electricity compared to conventional lasers and with lower overheads, fewer consumables and high efficiency offered by automation, our prices and lead times as a result are often unbeatable.
What does the Amada F1 do?
The Amada F1 is an incredibly powerful laser cutting machine. It has a 4 kilowatt Oscillator, which makes it fantastic for cutting through thick materials up to 25mm wide. The Oscillator is especially good at completing tasks to the upmost accuracy. It’s been tuned in such a way that it minimises light fluctuations and thus provides an improved cut finish.
This is great news for our clients who are concerned about lasers and whether or not they cut corners and edges effectively. If you are interested in learning more about the Amada F1, here are its precise specifications:
- Twin adaptive optics
- 3 linear drives allows rapid movement without reducing accuracy
- CoolingCut function allows thick steel to be laser cut cleanly
- Automatic cut process monitoring allows unmanned operation
- AMNC touch screen
- Power saving ECO mode
These features have been designed with precision, quality and speed in mind. Amada understand the needs of manufacturers using this equipment, and just how important having a fast production turnaround can be.
With the increased efficiency that the Amada F1 offers, it allows us to reduce unnecessary costs involved with other cutting machinery. We can then pass these savings onto you, providing a better, faster product at an even more competitive price.
What Materials Do Our Lasers Cut?
In terms of the materials that our equipment cuts, there are six metals in particular which the laser excels in cutting:
- Mild Steel (up to 20mm)
- Stainless Steel (up to 12mm)
- Aluminium (up to 10mm)
- Copper (up to 5mm)
- Brass (up to 5mm)
- Titanium (up to 5mm)
The Amada F1 has been designed with cutting burn reduction in mind. A previous problem with laser cutting has been that for most manufacturing industries, the burns left in a laser cut piece of metal would need to be painted over. With the Oscillator, we can provide a smoother finish on the cut, with burn free corners and surfaces.
Perhaps the standout feature when it comes to material cutting is that the adaptive system offered by the Amada F1 means there’s no need for lens changes during the fabrication process. This allows for a continuous production of materials, being able to automatically adapt to different thickness and materials placed in the front end.
The time saved by removing the lens replacement process, combined with the automatic nozzle cleaning and changing ensures a much quicker production process, and in turn reduces the costs of meeting our clients’ needs.
Yorkshire Profiles and Laser Cutters
The Amada F1 and the Ensis are incredible pieces of cutting technology that we here at Yorkshire Profiles find easy and efficient to use. With the addition of some advanced improvements, this machinery has allowed us to expand our industry to compete in the mass production market, as well as offering affordable small scale manufacturing.
The savings in production time and in costs have meant that we can pass these reductions through to our clients, and we offer some of the highest quality cuts at a price that is one of the best in the UK.
If you’d like to find out more about the Amada F1 or the Ensis, call us on 01904 737095. Alternatively, send your requirements to our sales address and we will respond as soon as we can!