Premier Engineering & Storage Solutions has just recently commissioned Amada’s Laser cutter the “ENSIS-AJ 3Kw machine.
This machine is also capable of cutting up to 25mm thick mild steel, which is equivalent to the performance levels of a standard 6kW fibre laser, but uses just half the power to do the same job. With energy prices proving a major overhead for profiling and fabrication shops, this presents the opportunity to make significant savings.
Among further new features is a development of the ENSIS technology, which provides a high speed pierce in 20mm mild steel, and faster cutting than a 4kW fibre laser. This performance is achieved by instantaneously changing the beam mode between pierce and cut. For piercing materials at the thicker end of the material spectrum, oil-shot functionality is available for added reliability.
The 3kW ENSIS also offers WACS II, the latest version of AMADA’s proprietary Water-Assisted Cutting System. This advanced device allows the amount of water to be varied in two stages, providing further assistance when processing thicker mild steel.
The compact footprint is ideal for both OEMs and subcontract profiling and fabrication shops where every minute counts in the quest to outperform the competition. Integral automation features include cut and pierce monitoring for stable processing, as well as an X-axis conveyor.
The ENSIS machine also provides much lower part costs, by utilising compressed air cutting, compared with standard nitrogen cutting. In fact, cutting speeds are the same as nitrogen processing, with part quality comparable in many thicknesses. Across a cutting range of 3000 x 1500 x 100mm in the X, Y and Z axes, processing feed rates of up to 100m/min are possible.