LaserCut Professional M2

Laser cutting machine

Description

Based on wide experience of delivering more than 500 machines LaserCut Professional M2 series offers unexampled functionality, high performance and perfect ergonomics.

Unimach machinery is manufactured in St Petersburg using our own components. Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has issued a certificate assuming production on the territory of Russia.

LaserCut Professional M2 Features

  • LaserCut Professional M2 inherits a special feature from LaserCut Professional ML series: convenient loading of both sheet material and workpieces. Providing this feature we are still able to increase intrinsic safety due to lower height of working area relative to bellows.
  • Shuttle table can be located on the left- or right-side of the machine.
  • Improved construction of machine bed now absorbs wider range of unwanted oscillations. Additional weighting of the machine bed leads to improved dynamic parameters.
  • Cutting edge maintenance-free measurement system greatly raises accuracy and reliability.
  • New CNC console with an updated control module is now included in the standard equipment.
  • Increased functionality due to extended automation of cutting processes.
  • Application of the power linear drive together with laser optical head LH-105 and UniCut software made it possible to boost productivity and reliability.

Standard equipment

  • Rigid all-welded heat-treated machine bed with subsequent machining
  • Gantry coordinate system
  • Light-weight composite portal
  • High precision guides, integrated feedback
  • Linear drives, axes X, Y
  • Zoned smoke exhaust system; zone is selected automatically depending on the laser head location
  • Ytterbium fiber laser IPG Photonics
  • Cooling system water / air (chiller)
  • Focus length control system FoCut
  • Laser optical head with automatic drive of focus lens LH-105
  • Control console UM-103 (IP65, industrial LCD 19", stationary control panel, pull-out keyboard)
  • Software UniCut
  • Automatic loading pull-out table
  • 3-gas console
  • SPTA kit
  • Commissioning works and personnel training

Minimum expenses

Minimum energy consumption:

  • High efficiency of fiber lasers
  • High efficiency of linear drive
  • Power saving mode of the filter-ventilating unit

Minimum of consumables:

  • Fiber-optic path without mirrors
  • Simple highly-efficient cooling system
  • High-purity gas is not required as an active laser medium
  • Minimum amount of laser components and their low pricing
  • Linear drive do not require consumables

Extended life of consumables:

  • Extended life of fiber laser
  • Minimum wear of linear drive components

Cost-effective and affordable service:

  • Free of charge service during warranty period
  • Remote problem diagnostics
  • Share of Russian spare parts 85 %
  • No regular adjustment and lens cleaning by high-skilled specialists
  • No maintenance of linear drive

Manufacturer’s warranty:

  • 24 months warranty, non-limited operational life

Main features

Laser

LaserCut Professional M2 fiber lasers represent some undeniable advantages compared to other types of lasers.

First of all, the lasers do not require any maintenance as they are located in the entirely sealed body. This excludes any contamination and allows our customers to cut down costs on high-skilled service staff and consumables.

Secondly, fiber lasers are the most reliable among the existing ones. Their operating lifetime exceeds a decade.

Finally, an output emission of fiber laser has a high quality and stabile beam parameters.

In addition to the above, the laser is ideal for cutting highly-reflecting materials, such as latten, aluminium, copper, galvanized and stainless steel, and making metal engraving.

Beam delivery

A beam is delivered by a fiber-optic path without mirrors minimizing an amount of necessary consumables. The fiber system is absolutely reliable; its lifetime can be compared to the laser itself.

Arrangement and design

Unimach® pays special attention to the arrangement and design of the equipment. To provide additional comfort all external connections are carried out from one side. The main elements are covered with the protective casings preventing the equipment from dust and shock impacts. Edgy industrial design outlines the whole production process.

Metal sheet loading

Sheet loading is carried out using a pull-out pallet. It can be easily moved out of the cutting area providing machine-safe and comfortable loading. The shuttle table for LaserCut Professional M2 which makes it possible to increase production capacity significantly and simplify working with the machine is at option. The shuttle table system alternately moves two pallets into the cutting area. This ensures loading and unloading of workpieces non-stop.

Machine bed

The machine bed is an all-welded heat-treated structure with subsequent machining. The bed of LaserCut Professional M2 combines high production accuracy, rigidity, reliability and long life. To withstand high dynamic loads the structure is additionally made heavier.

Gear and drives

Ensuring movement of the coordinate system mechanical components and drives are the crucial parts of the machine tool. Laser cutting machine LaserCut Professional M2 is equipped with high power and speed maintenance-free linear drives. Their application minimizes a number of mechanical components in the coordinate system resulting in increased durability and reliability.

Lubrication system

Moving parts of any machine need regular lubrication; they are often covered with protective casings or bellows at high quality equipment which is, however, limiting the access. To work this issue out Unimach® has equipped the machines with the centralized lubrication system and maintenance timer. A CNC stand notifies an operator if it is the time to lubricate machine parts. Time-consuming dismantling of the protective casings is not required, because an operator simply needs to supply a lubricant from the central control panel and confirm it by entering the service password.

Smoke exhaust system

Our machine is equipped with a zoned smoke exhaust system. The zones are switched over automatically, i.e. only the area where the cutter is working at the moment is connected to the ventilating system. This solution makes it possible to use less productive ventilating system and to exhaust smoke with extreme efficiency, as well as save the electricity.

Cooling system

LaserCut Professional M2 uses water / air cooling system (chiller) providing efficient cooling and cutting down water expenses.

Gas supply system

It’s crucial to ensure that gas blowing of the cutting area maintains the constant pressure during metal cutting. We offer a perfect solution – the pneumatic system of LaserCut Professional M2 which operates with the maximum pressure of 25 atm. Such pressure is ideal for cutting nonferrous metals and reaching the high quality of cut edge. The systems which use maximum pressure of 10 atm significantly limit the application range of laser machines. LaserCut Professional M2 can be optionally equipped with an automatic gas console with a CNC integrated interface which provides a remote control of gas inlets and gas pressure in the cutting area, and monitors current system status. The console automatically switches the cutting gas and sets its pressure from the Library without Operator's supervision.

Laser optical head LH-105

  • Max pressure 25 atm
  • Pneumatic system removes molten metal while piercing
  • Forced nozzle cooling at cutting non-ferrous metals
  • Nozzle temperature control
  • Video monitoring of nozzle and laser center adjustment
  • Quick (cartridge) change of protective glass
  • Quick (cartridge) change of focus lens
  • Focus lens drive is controlled from the CNC in order to provide high-quality metal piercing and automatic change of focus length if the type or thickness of material is changed. All focus lens adjustments are carried out using CNC.
  • Screws for transverse nozzle movement. While being adjusted the lens remains fixed excluding any laser thermal damage and expanding its life time.

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Main specifications

Laser
Type Ytterbium fiber laser
Power, W 1000-6000
General specifications
Model LaserCut Professional M2 FO3015
Processing area, mm 3020x1520
Weight (max), kg 9000
Max load to table, kg 1000
Overall dimensions, mm
Length 5760
Width 3055
Height 2240
Accuracy*
Positioning accuracy in all axes, mm ±0,05
Accuracy of repetition, mm ±0,025

* Accuracy depends on the workpiece type, preprocessing, sheet size and position at the working area. According to standard VDI/DGQ 3441 measurement length complies with 1 m.

Acceleration and speed
Speed of free movement along the axes X, Y, Z (m/min) max 170
Acceleration / deceleration along the axes X and Y max 3 G
Maximum thickness
Steel max 24 mm
Aluminium max 24 mm
Stainless steel max 24 mm
Linear axes
Axis Х Linear drive, precision measurement scale
Axis Y Linear drive, precision measurement scale
Axis Z Servo drive with zero backlash gear, additional tracking feedback, precision rack & pinion

Overall dimensions of the machine

Fig. 1 - Overall dimensions of LaserCut Professional M2

Fig. 2 - Overall dimensions of LaserCut Professional M2 with a shuttle table

Fig. 3 - Overall dimensions of LaserCut Professional M2 with a shuttle table and extension module of working table

Control console UM-103

Control console UM-103

Control console is a separate dust-proof console equipped with an LCD to represent operating data. All controls and LEDs are located in front of the operator at the front panel. Such layout allows an operator to react within the shortest time and prevent any possible errors.

To provide additional comfort the console has special drawers to store consumables or tools, and a holder for papers. CNC console is equipped with two USB ports to connect flash drives or download drawings and programs. A LAN port to integrate a machine to general manufacturing system is located on the back panel.

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UniCut software

User-friendly UniCut software is a proprietary development of Unimach®. To simplify and optimize cutting process UniCut provides the special functions such as pause, back move along the contour, quick transition to any piercing, quick change of piercing point, cutting can be initiated from any point of contour, etc.

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Control operations from your workplace using one program

All control interfaces of the machine units are integrated in one program. All cutting machine modules can be controlled from one workplace to provide additional comfort.

Individual settings for laser piercing, engraving and cutting

Laser piercing, engraving and cutting modes can be set individually before the start of cutting cycle. There’s no need to stop the process in order to change or enter the new settings. Switching among the modes occurs automatically leading to higher production capacity of the cutting machine.

Laser power can be controlled depending on the speed

To reach higher quality of sharp and right angles laser power can be controlled automatically depending on the speed of the optical head. At zero speed (at the moment of stop at the corner) output power equals to minimum power configured in the settings which prevents the corner from a burnout.

Library of materials

UniCut software includes the Library of materials, where a user can find recommended settings for particular materials combined with the function to create new ones.

Automatic program creation

UniCut software can help you to create a cutting program quickly and intuitively, in a few clicks. The program automatically detects nested contours and calculates the most optimal travels. This function is useful for small enterprises that are dealing both with small batches and a wide range of products.

User-friendly interface

Provide the settings quickly using our user-friendly graphic interface. Graphic data is easier to percept than endless lines of digits, it saves your time and makes workplace’s atmosphere more comfortable.

Maintenance timers

Software maintenance timers help to provide technical maintenance on schedule indicating time for replacing consumables. The software automatically calculates working hours for machine units and notifies an operator about the required service.

Production statistics

UniCut software automatically calculates time for workpiece processing, beneficial use of materials, number of parts. Received data significantly simplify cost calculations, e.g., calculations for third-party orders, costing production and waste.

Remote diagnostics

Remote diagnostics of system malfunction (through the Internet) makes it possible to reduce downtime of the machine and cut down off-site expenses concerned with wrong settings of the equipment.

Operator’s log

Working objectives can be set and controlled remotely from the operator’s workplace reducing paperwork and setting goals through the network. That helps to organize working process more efficiently because systematization (materials, priority, product) is done automatically in this case.

Intuitive and user-friendly software

Simple and intuitive UniCut software saves time for staff training: mid-level specialist can be quickly taught basic work on the machine. The cost of mid-level specialist work will be less than highly-skilled professional resulting in lower product cost. Monitoring and control of tracking system, cooling system, laser. Log of module operation data. Free updates.

UniCut mainframe window

Focus length control system FoCut

Automatic tracking system Focut of our machines controls a stabile position of an optical head with precision of 0.1 mm within the wide range of heights. It ensures precise cutting both on the workpiece edge and highly deformed metal sheet. Learn more

The system includes the following capabilities:

Jump up piercing. At the moment of piercing an optical head is uplifted to the specified height preventing the nozzle from contamination by the melted metal. Then the further cutting is carried out from the specified focus length. This method helps to use the consumables - a nozzle and protective glass - efficiently and avoid possible errors or malfunction.

Fly cutting (without stopping to pierce the material). This method crucially reduces the time for processing thin sheets as the machine cuts all contours which are located along one line (and not each separate pattern). An optical head moves all over the workpiece cutting the contours of the relevant area. This function is perfect for cutting perforated grilles.

Pre-heating of the cutting area. Cutting thick material requires pre-heating. An optical head uplifts at the height set by an operator and heats the cutting area; then the optical head goes down and cuts the material.

Shortened height. While moving from one piercing point to another an optical head is not uplifted to the maximum height; it is lifted at the shortened height, therefore saving time and increasing the efficiency of the machine.

Automatic calibration of the optical head. Automatic calibration system ensures calibration at every piercing point. This function maintains high quality even when cutting the strongly deformed metal.

Graph display of dynamic and operating parameters. A graph is a convenient, simple and time-saving way to estimate operation of tracking system and detect errors.

FoCut system also allows for efficient cutting of non-ferrous metals.

Options

  • Control

    Wireless remote control UNIMACH

    Wireless remote control allows an Operator to do the most common operations from any place: start and stop, back travel along the contour, increasing / decreasing the focus length, upload speed change, machine and workpiece zero point. Learn more

    Wireless remote control UNIMACH
  • Gas control

    Automatic 4-gas console

    2 gases up to 10 atm, 2 gases up to 20 atm. An operator can control cutting gas switching and pneumatic system from the CNC console. If the material is selected from the Library a type of cutting gas and pressure are set automatically.

    Automatic 4-gas console

    Compressor

    Compressor Atlas Copco (Belgium). Rotary screw, air cooling, silencer hood, receiver, dryer and a set of additional equipment for air cutting up to 16 atm.

    Compressor

    Vertical cryogenic liquid cylinder

    An alternative to conventional gas bottles if increased gas consumption occurs (e.g., stainless steel cutting), volume – 210 l. Operation time on one fueling is equal to operation time of 40 standard (40 l) cylinders.

    Vertical cryogenic liquid cylinder
  • Safety

    Cabinet protection of cutting area Professional series with an access to working table

    Cabinet protection of cutting area protects the staff from the reflected laser emission, combustion products, moving parts of the machine, and noise, decreasing laser hazard from the 1 to 4 class. It also increases efficiency of the ventilation system.

    Special tinted windows provide a possibility to observe the cutting area safely. Two-sided slide doors with limit switch provide a quick access to the working area. Once the doors are opened, the machine stops working. Automatic blind allows for loading the workpieces outside the cutting area using pull-out pallet or shuttle table, and prevents the staff and machine from damage.

    Cabinet protection of cutting area Professional series with an access to working table

    Cabinet protection of cutting area Professional series with an access to working table, tube rotator

    Cabinet protection of the cutting area protects the staff from the reflected laser emission, combustion products, moving parts of the machine, and noise, decreasing laser hazard from the 4 to 1 class. It also increases efficiency of the ventilation system.

    Special tinted windows provide a possibility to observe the cutting area safely. Two-sided slide doors with limit switch provide a quick access to the working area. Once the doors are opened, the machine stops working. Automatic blind allows for loading the workpieces outside the cutting area using a pull-out pallet or shuttle table or tube rotator, and prevents the staff and machine from damage.

    Cabinet protection of cutting area Professional series with an access to working table, tube rotator

    Operator’s safety glasses

    Direct, reflected and scattered laser beam can damage operator’s eye sight and even cause blindness. Special operator’s glasses will help to protect eye sight from negative impact.

    Operator’s safety glasses

    Laser barrier to protect staff

    Prevents staff from entering potentially hazardous areas during machine operation. If the safety border is crossed, the barrier stops the machine operation

    Laser barrier to protect staff
  • Smoke exhaust

    Exhaust ventilator

    Removes combustion gases while cutting operations. Efficiency 8000 m3/h

    Exhaust ventilator

    Filter – ventilating unit AFU-8

    Filter – ventilating unit AFU-8 filters air from dust, solid particles and smoke after during welding, soldering, thermal cutting of metals and other production operations. Learn more

    Filter – ventilating unit AFU-8
  • SPTA kit

    Extended SPTA kit for 12 months of operation

    Includes a set of components which require regular replacement, providing minimum 12 months of operation.

    Extended SPTA kit for 12 months of operation
  • Additionally

    Barcode scanner

    Bluetooth barcode scanner Unimach Scanner increases speed and efficiency of operator’s work.

    Barcode scanner

Automation

  • Pull-out palllet

    Pull-out pallet allows for easy and safe loading of the material preventing the machine from potential damage. Electric magnets keep the cutting table securely fixed from displacement.

    Automatic pallet, L-shaped roll stop

    The movement of pallet is done automatically which simplifies machine operation and increases efficiency. The roll stop allows for pulling the pallet in quickly, providing free space around the machine.

    Automatic pallet, L-shaped roll stop
  • Shuttle tables

    Automatic shuttle table

    The shuttle table allows for quick and safe loading of the workpieces outside the cutting area preventing the machine from potential damage. The table includes two pallets which are alternately moved to the cutting area. This system saves for loading / unloading time and significantly increases the efficiency.

    The pallets are held at the same height during changing. Electric magnets securely fix the cutting table preventing it from displacement. The working area is moved automatically which significantly increases the efficiency and makes the operation easier.

    Automatic shuttle table

    Extension module of working table

    The module ensures cutting metal sheets up to 6 meters length adding more functionality to the equipment. Automatic movement of working area simplifies production processes and increases efficiency.

    Extension module of working table

    Manual pallet

    This solution makes it possible to place the material easily and quickly outside the cutting area preventing the machine from potential damage. The working area is moved manually which significantly reduces the price of the machine. Stationary mounts enable further modernization of working table and installation of the second pallet.

    Manual pallet

    2 automatic pallets

    Dual pallet system loads and unloads workpieces at the same time with cutting. Automatic change of pallets improves production capacity and processes.

    2 automatic pallets

    2 manual pallets

    Dual pallet system loads and unloads workpieces at the same time with cutting. The working area is moved manually which significantly reduces the price of the machine.

    2 manual pallets
  • Tube cutting

    TCM-Expert

    The module allows for cutting tubes along the length, cutting out holes of any complexity, grooves, engraving.

    Steady rest for shaped and round tubes TCM-Expert ensures:

    • cutting of shaped tubes shall fit in a square clamp min 20х20 mm, max 150х150 mm, max length 6000 mm and max weight 700 kg
    • cutting round tubes, diameter min 20 mm, max 250 mm, max length 6000 mm and max weight 700 kg

    Clamping chuck ensures holding, centering, rotation and accuracy of processing.

    Automatic loading of tubes as well as unloading of workpieces and their assorting are available due to the high level of automated operations.

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    TCM-Expert

    TCM-Professional

    Modules for tube cutting ensures cutting tubes along the length, cutting out holes of any complexity, grooves, engraving.

    Steady rest for shaped and round tubes TCM-Professional ensures:

    • cutting of shaped tubes shall fit in a square clamp min 20 mm, max 150х150 mm, max length 6000 mm (working 3000 mm) and max weight 300 kg.
    • cutting round tubes, diameter min 20 mm, max 250 mm, max length 6000 mm (working 3000 mm) and max weight 300 kg.

    Clamping chuck ensures holding, centering, rotation and accuracy of processing.

    Special fly wheels enable to adjust the module depending on the tube size.

    Additional module allows for cutting tubes with max length 6000 mm. The tube loading is carried out manually, which significantly reduces the price of module.

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    TCM-Professional

    TCM-Standard

    The module for round tube cutting allows for cutting round-section tubes for the required length, cutting out holes of any complexity, grooves, engraving. Clamping chuck ensures holding, centering, rotation and accuracy of processing. Roller bed system supports the tubes in the required position.

    The modules are available with two types of holders:

    • round tube diameter min 20 mm, max 250 mm, max length 3000 mm;
    • round tube diameter min 40 mm, max 320 mm, max length 3000 mm.

    Special fly wheels enable to adjust the module depending on the tube size. The tube loading is carried out manually, which significantly reduces the price of module.

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    TCM-Standard
  • Conveyor line

    Conveyor line

    The line is used for continuous removal of cutting waste from the cutting area. Minimizes an amount of manual work and optimizes production processes.

    Conveyor line
  • Decoiler and feeder leveler / straightener

    Decoiler and feeder leveler / straightener

    Laser cutting machines LaserCut Professional M2 can be optionally delivered with the decoiler and feeder leveler / straightener.

    Decoiler and feeder leveler / straightener
  • Loading / unloading crane

    Loading / unloading crane

    Laser cutting machines LaserCut Professional M2 can be optionally delivered with the special crane. Placed next to the pallet or shuttle table it allows for automatizing loading / unloading operations.

    Special vacuum grippers are used for loading / unloading the material. The crane is controlled using manual control console.

    Loading / unloading crane