At this year’s Blechexpo, which was held from 7th to 10th November in Stuttgart, AMADA presented its latest achievements in sheet metal processing at Booth 3307 in Hall 3. There, on a 700-square-foot floor, visitors were invited to discover not less than six systems and machines. In the field of laser cutting and welding, stamping and bending, a comprehensive overview of production solutions has demonstrated in live operations that sophisticated manufacturing processes can be successfully carried out – efficiently, flexibly and with superior quality.
New dimensions in laser cutting and welding
The best example of the completely new potential that is being made available in real-life applications is the AMADA ENSIS-3015AJ RI laser cutting system, based on the proven ENSIS laser beam source. Because of the new rotary index (RI) unit, the system now also permits the flawless machining of pipes and profiles. With the same laser beam source, the new FLW ENSIS laser welding cell opens up as well new perspectives. It not only bridges large gap sizes, but also permits high-speed welding without discoloration or deformation. As the most recent model in the proven series of laser cutting systems, the AMADA ALPHA V sets new standards in processing materials with sensitive surfaces to nearly perfection. Furthermore visitors were able to see a real power pack in the form of the 9-kW version of the AMADA LCG-3015AJ laser cutting system. On this power level, it is possible to cut even thick materials – and this in a quality previously unheard of in the world of fiber lasers. For this it only needs three of the new, outstandingly powerful AMADA fiber laser modules, thus further reducing the risk of malfunction.
Efficient punching and bending
In the field of punching AMADA presented an even more efficient system: the new AE-2610NT punching machine. This recent model of the AE series now also provides an E-station and thereby enables the processing of even large format. Last but not least, visitors of the Blechexpo also had the opportunity to live to see an AMADA HG-ATC press brake with an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC). This feature minimizes setup times significantly, giving all its users a crucial competitive advantage, especially during manufacturing short runs.