Applyca has recently developed CUBE, a high precision fibre laser cutting machine that stands at the top of its category for accuracy, efficiency, reliability, and low running costs. “The fibre laser is very flexible, manageable, and can efficiently perform different types of processing such as cutting, marking, and offering a completeness and intensity that is lacking in CO2 lasers”.
Equipped with 30i-LB series numerical control and 2 kW FANUC laser system, CUBE can also be completed by a FANUC R-2000iC/ 125L integrated servicing robot.
The laser cutting machine that was missing
Presented for the first time at SamuMetal 2018, CUBE is the most unique fibre laser cutting machine of its kind. It is of a small size, just 2500 x 2500 x 2500 mm. In the current laser landscape dominated by very large and cumbersome machines, CUBE aims at that part of the market that would like to perform laser processing but do not have much space in the workshop, or particularly complex requirements, making it sensitive to the investment required. In addition, its size allows it to be transported in standard 20 or 40 foot containers, an admirable quality for shipping management that also opens up new opportunities and perspectives for Applyca, including overseas.
In line with the most modern technology of the aeronautical industry, CUBE is made of aluminium, with a very light structure (6,000 kg), which ensures dynamism and speed of execution.
FANUC's control and laser system assembly ensures the total reliability of the Japanese company's solutions, combined with the advantage of timely and qualified global assistance. "Without forgetting that the name FANUC, for a small company like ours, opens doors that would otherwise be rarely accessible, particularly abroad", emphasises Sciarrabone of Applyca.
Another peculiarity of CUBE, is its being a laser machine with a modular architecture; in other words, it is possible to combine ad hoc modules with the machine's core to make it a greater size, according to the configuration required by customers. The obvious advantage is to offer the market a "light", non-oversized machine, and versatile in being able to grow with the specific needs of the project.
The modules can then be served by automatic loading systems, or robotic cells capable of separating the finished product from the waste.