Generation 2 Coil-Fed Laser Flow of Operation

Example of Lower Volume System

Coil Weight: 5 Tons (10,000lbs) | Coil Width: 1m (40”) | Material Correction: Flattener | Laser Power: 4kW | Finished Part Handling: Conveyor

RDI Laser Blanking Systems Flow of operation

Coil loading, unwinding
and feeding

The coils are loaded on the coil car [1] which moves along the rails to load the coil on the mandrel of the uncoiler [2]. The uncoiler unwinds the material and feeds the material through the flattener [3]. After material correction, the material flows over the span table [4] which has a dual purpose, feeding coils and also allows for sheet feeding.

Fiber Laser Cutting
of Parts

Material moves continuously forward in the X-direction as the laser cutting traverses over the XX and Y-Axis [5]. The precision gantry moves the laser head with support from the highly accurate motion control system. The exhaust ventilation system [6] removes fumes from the system.

Automatic Separation
of Parts and Scrap

The control system allows scrap to fall down and convey out a sideout conveyor while parts come out the main conveyor [7]. The system can be configured to allow scrap to come out the main conveyor along with the parts.

Example of Higher Volume System

Coil Weight: 25 Tons (50,000lbs) | Coil Width: 2m (78”) | Coil Storage: 4-Coil Traversing | Laser Power: 8kW | Finished Part Handling: Robotic Arm

RDI Laser Blanking Systems flow of operations

Coil storage, loading,
unwinding and feeding

The coils are loaded on the 4-coil traversing [1]. When a coil is ready to be processed, the coil car [2] carries the coil onto the dual uncoiler [3].Once the coil is unbanded, the uncoiler will swivel 180 degrees and then begin feeding into the precision leveler [4] for removal of coil edge wave.

Laser Cutting Parts Supported
By Open Air Conveyor

Material moves continuously forward in the X-direction as the laser head traverses over the XX and Y-Axis [5]. The precision gantry moves the laser head with support from the highly accurate motion control system. The material is supported by open conveyor technology which also allows over open air cutting, providing parts with no flashback.

Robotic Finished Part
Handling With No Scrap

The fumes are removed by the exhaust ventilation system [6]. The control system directs scrap out a sideout conveyor [7] while parts come out the main conveyor [8]. The main parts are picked up by the robotic arm [9] and stacked on pallets.