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Laser cutting heads for flatbed systems (2D)


Flatbed cutting or 2D cutting is the most widely used application in laser cutting. Standard machines are equipped with three axes: two positioning axes for traversing the desired cutting contour and a Z-axis for adjusting the distance between the workpiece and the cutting head. In addition to conventional CO2 lasers cutting systems, predominantly fiber-guided solid-state lasers (fiber lasers and disk lasers) are used as the beam source. 2D laser cutting systems process flat materials of various thicknesses made of steel, stainless steel, aluminum or non-ferrous metals with great dynamics and high cutting speeds. In particular, small and medium lot sizes are produced with superior cost-effectiveness and flexibility.

Precitec offers customized solutions for all requirements and machine concepts for laser cutting. This gives Precitec worldwide recognition as a leader in cutting heads, distance sensors and process monitoring.

Typical applications of laser cutting: 

Laser cutting of thin sheets, e.g. magnetic and dynamo sheets will reach cutting speeds of over 140m/ min and accelerations of up to 10g. Precitec cutting heads exceed these requirements clearly and convince by permanent stable operation.

Fusion cutting of stainless steel and aluminum up to a thickness of 50mm as well as flame cutting of mild steel up to a thickness of 50mm are possible to cut with laser powers of up to 15 kW. These metal thicknesses was previously reserved for plasma or oxy-fuel cutting. Precitec laser cutting heads fulfill all necessary requirements for this purpose - from performance stability through the focus adjustment range to integrated process monitoring and control.

Product recommendation
ProCutter – the cutting head for every task
Cutting Head ProCutter
  • high flexibility due to different product versions
  • for fiber coupled laser cutting up to 15 kW
  • modern, integrated process monitoring
  • motorized or manual adjustment of focus postion
LightCutter – for flatbed and bevel cutting systems
Cutting Head LightCutter
  • excellent cost/performance ratio
  • for fiber coupled laser in medium laser power range
  • very high cutting speed and optimal edge quality
  • motorized or manual focus adjustment 
  • straight or angled versions
All-In-Light – The complete optical chain solution
Optical Solution All-In-Light
  • optical solution from one supplier
  • modular service concept guarantees maximum availability
  • Plug&Play process fiber (LLK)
  • optimized piercing process due to fully integrated PierceTec technology
  • best cutting quality due to EdgeTec technology 
Fiber optic cables, ProCutter & LightCutter cutting heads
Laser Technology
  • laser power from 1 to 12 kW
  • optimized beam quality of 2 or 4 mm mrad
  • active laser power control to +/- 1% over the lifetime of the laser
  • resistant to back reflection
  • sensor data and modern interfaces for industry 4.0 
Cutting head CM2″
Cutting head CM2″
  • faster focal length change via the cartridge system
  • for large beam diameter
  • modular design
Cutting head HP1.5″
Cutting heads HP1.5″ / HP1.5″ M
  • for small beam diameter
  • faster focal length change via the cartridge system
  • motorized or manual focus adjustment
  • integrated process monitoring
M1.5″ cutting head with small focal lenghts
Cutting head M1.5″
  • for small beam diameter
  • basic model that can be combined with various sensor inserts
  • modular design
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