At Blechexpo, Trumpf will present the new generation of the TruLaser Series 1000 with more productivity, process stability and cost-effectiveness.
For the first time, the Highspeed Eco function has been implemented in this machine type. A nozzle developed by Trumpf directs the cutting gas specifically onto the sheet metal. This increases the machine’s feed rate by up to 70 percent, while reducing gas consumption by around 60 percent. The machine cuts sheets significantly faster than conventional 2D laser machines.
In addition, the new series also features CoolLine technology for the first time. This function automatically sprays water mist onto the sheet and thus ensures optimum cooling during the cutting process. In this way, even sheets up to 25 millimeters thick can be cut precisely.
Risk of collision reduced to a minimum
Another new feature of this machine type is the intelligent “Smart Collision Prevention” function. Trumpf relies on a sophisticated algorithm that calculates, for example, the sequence in which the parts must be cut in order to avoid collisions between tilting parts and the cutting head. This reduces downtime and improves production efficiency.
The new TruLaser Series 1000 is easy and intuitive to operate. Hundreds of cutting data for different materials and sheet thicknesses are already stored in the operating software. Production workers can select the cutting program at the touch of a button and get started straight away.
“Thanks to its high productivity, broad range of applications and ease of operation, the new generation of the TruLaser 1000 is ideal for companies that want to enter the 2D laser cutting market. It also complements the machine parks of companies that already use 2D laser cutting and want to increase their capacity,” summarizes Trumpf Product Manager Jean-Baptiste Karam.
The new machine is about 10 percent cheaper than the previous model. The machine design is deliberately kept simple and thus meets the requirements of beginners or companies that already work in one to two shifts.
Large variety of materials, hardly any set-up time
The TruLaser Series 1000 can be used for a variety of materials – it cuts mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper with ease. This allows companies to use them for a wide range of applications. An automatic nozzle changer also contributes to the ease of operation. This means that the new TruLaser Series 1000 automatically replaces the cutting nozzle as soon as the material changes. This eliminates the need for manual intervention by personnel and reduces set-up time.
The new generation of machines will be available from Blechexpo 2021 in three external dimensions: 3 x 1.5 metres, 4 x 2 metres and 6 x 2.5 metres. Users can choose different laser powers between three and six kilowatts for their machine. In addition, the machine can be expanded to include various automation functions for loading and unloading. At the highest level, it is possible to operate it without personnel.