FC Tube - Fiber laser metal tube laser cutter
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Industrial laser cutting of metal pipes and profiles without finishing
MetaQuip's FC-TUBE fiber laser metal tube laser cutter effortlessly cuts tubes and pipes of carbon steel, stainless steel, brass and other materials. The edges are super tight, so that in most cases further post-processing is not necessary. The MQ-FC TUBE can handle tube lengths up to 600 cm, and optionally up to 800 cm with diameters of 2-20 cm or optionally 2-30 cm.
- Laser cutting: carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, galvanized steel, brass, ... without finishing
- Tubes / profiles: lengths up to 6m (optional 8m) with diameters of 2-20 cm (optional up to 30 cm)
- Laser power: 500W, 1000W, 2000W, 3kW, 4kW, 6kW, 8kW, 10kW
- Software: Integrated industrial computer with Beckhoff TwinCad 2.0 laser software
- Safety: Laser class 3R - safe in all situations without extra protection
- Certification: CE - meets all machine guidelines
Metal laser cutters
The FC-TUBE is a high-end metal laser tube cutting machine specially for laser cutting of tubes and profiles, designed for production environments to cut at high speed with great precision. Key components are predominantly German / European, which means that spare parts can be delivered quickly in the future. The TwinCad 2.0 control software is from the German company Beckhoff. The advantage of this is that this software works logically and stably, service and support are well organized and there are room training options for operators in your own language.
Metal fiber laser cutters such as the FC-TUBE cut metal with ultimate precision without further processing. These machines can qualitatively compete with metal cutters from major German parties, but at a significantly lower purchase cost and also during production, these costs remain considerably lower due to the high reliability. Fiber lasers transfer the laser power directly to the material, which means minimal maintenance is required, no adjustment resulting in high reliability. The frame of the FC-TUBE is extremely stiff and stable, making cutting at high speeds possible without any problems. Thanks to the intelligent extraction system, metal dust and vapor are immediately and adequately extracted.
MetaQuip offers comprehensive SLA and service contracts with these machines. Ask about the possibilities.
Carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, galvanized steel, galvanized sheet, copper alloys and many other metals. The thickness of the metal to be cut depends on the laser power and the cutting gas used. A higher laser power is required for cutting aluminum or copper.
Round, square, rectangular, oval, oval, waist round tubes or other metal tubes.
Air extraction and filtering
The closed cabin is equipped with extraction at the top and bottom. This keeps dust and smoke generated by the laser cutting of metal completely insulated in the machine. Oil fumes can be discharged directly via the top suction while the metal fumes from the cutting are discharged through the bottom suction. This reduces the concentration of hazardous fumes to a minimum while working. The operator does not have to enter the laser cutting space during the process and can, after processing, bring the material out by changing the bed.
The metal fumes that are released during laser cutting of metals are harmful to health. A good air exhaust and filter installation is therefore necessary. The FC-TUBE has a built-in intelligent extraction system that makes it possible to extract metal dust directly and adequately. MetaQuip can advise and provide you with a suitable solution such as the BOFA AD2000 or AD4000. Bofa is a European brand that values quality. Their unique design of the coarse dust filter ensures a huge filter surface which means the filter capacity.
Machine base frame
Extremely rigid allowing the machine to achieve high accuracy and precision.
Laser software and controller
The FC-TUBE uses TwinCad 2.0 from the German company Beckhoff. The software has local support and extensive training options throughout Europe in its own language. Possibilities for adjustments / extensions of the software and regular updates.
Automatic bundle loader
You can load round, rectangular and other tube and profile shapes fully automatically. The maximum load bundle is 80 x 80 cm with a max. Bundle weight of 2500 kg.
The end product is collected in the machine.
Advanced clamping system
Automatically adjusts the clamping force based on the profile and ensures that there is no damage to thin pipes.
The clamps are compatible with different tube shapes without changing the clamp which saves time.
High speed cutting head
Lightweight and minimalist design suitable for gears and high speeds. Fully dust-free optical path for long life.
To maintain stable and good production, the quality of the guides is of great importance. In order not to compromise here, we opted for Rexroth guides from Germany, instead of cheaper alternatives. In addition to good quality guidance, Rexroth can provide local service immediately. If parts need to be replaced, they can always be delivered in the short term. To continuously provide the machine with good lubrication, MetaQuip's fiber laser machine is equipped with an automatic lubricator. This means that the customer has to check the oil supply in the lubricator at a central location. It is therefore not necessary to lubricate the machine in all kinds of places, which saves time and can therefore no longer be forgotten.
The machine is equipped with an SMC controller for gas supply and control. SMC is an international top brand with local service and quality. The controller is able to directly adjust the gas supply digitally and has a good repeatability of settings to enable rapid switching between materials.
Furniture industry, display racks, medical equipment, cars, agricultural machinery and machines, bridges, frame structures, shipbuilding, fitness equipment.
- FC-TUBE machine including remote control.
- Integrated industrial PC with Beckhoff TwinCad 2.0 laser software
- Industrial water cooler
- Product & software manual (NL and EN)
Help / Cutting gases
MetaQuip does not provide auxiliary gases, but can advise you.
CE certification & laser safety
The FC-TUBE is a closed machine from laserkasse 3R, therefore safe for the operator at all times. The machine is CE certified and meets the applicable machine guidelines.
MetaQuip is committed to safety. The machine is completely closed so that light cannot go outside and reduces the risk of laser radiation and offers safer protection for the operator. The doors of the machine are equipped with interlock closures, so that the laser source is switched off immediately when a door is opened. In order to have a good idea of the work of the machine during cutting, cameras have therefore been placed in the machine. Immediately above the controller software is a second monitor that immediately displays live images, giving the operator a view of all parts of the cutting field. As a result, windows are not necessary, which further reduces the risk of emerging laser light.
Service & Support
MetaQuip offers extensive technical support in making the right machine choice, finding out or optimizing settings for your specific material or application. MetaQuip offers various service options and contracts depending on your specific wishes and requirements.
- Laser type: IPG or Max Photonics / Raycus laser source
- Laser wavelength: 1060nm
- Laser power: 500W, 1kW, 2.2kW, 3.3kW, 4kW, 6kW 8kW, 10kW
- Tube length: 600 or optionally 800 cm
- Tube diameter: 2-20 cm, optional to 30 cm
- Bundle size: 80 x 80 x 600/800 cm
- Maximum loading weight: 25 kg / meter
- Maximum rotation speed: 120r / min
- Repeat precision: ± 0.03 mm / m
- Maximum position speed: 90 m / min
- Maximum acceleration: 1.5 g
- Cooling: water cooling
- Working environment: 0-35 ° C
- Voltage requirements: 16kW, 380VAC 3 phases, 50 or 60Hz
- Closed machine: laser class 3R for maximum laser safety
- Integrated industrial computer with laser control software: Beckhoff Twincad 2.0 with CAD and CorelDraw support
- Dutch or English language product & software manual
Software - Beckhoff TwinCad 2.0
- Easy to operate software with simple drawing functions
- Import: AI, DXF, PLT, Gerber, LXD, G codes (Master CAM, Type3)
- Material library
- Number of layers: 16 (with adjustable cutting speed, laser power, air pressure, cutting height and other settings per layer)
Delivery, installation & training
Delivery time of these machines is on average between 11-13 weeks. MetaQuip always supplies, installs and installs this machine at your location, including basic training. Ask about the extensive training options and service agreements and options.
2-year guarantee on the machine, 50000-100,000 hours on the laser source (depending on the brand chosen and the conditions under which the machine is used).
500W, 1kW, 1.5kW, 2.2kW, 3.3kW, 4kW, 6kW