TRUMPF is selling a new laser cutting machine, the TruLaser 2030 fiber. Its intuitive operation, low investment and operating costs make it particularly suitable for the needs of businesses starting out in laser cutting. Equipped with up to four kilowatts of laser power, it is remarkably productive. If required, the TruLaser 2030 fiber is also capable of fully automatic manufacturing.
Industry 4.0 holds great potential for increasing productivity through new forms of collaboration between customers and system suppliers – especially through connected, predictive maintenance services. For example, TRUMPF increased the capacity of its laser welding lines by helping to reduce downtime at Daimler, and optimized its internal operating processes at the same time.
A LaserNetwork incorporating a TruLaser 5030 fiber and a TruLaser Robot 5020 is hardly a standard configuration. But for Werner Neumann, CEO at CBV Blechbearbeitung, this is the ideal combination. Both efficient and energy-saving, the network paves the way to an affordable start in laser welding, even when machining small batches.
TRUMPF has strengthened its portfolio of technologies for connected production. The machine tool company bought 60 percent of the shares in BeSpoon SAS on July 1, 2017. This company – based in Le Bourget-du-Lac, France – makes sensors, system components and software for position-tracking processes. BeSpoon products make it possible to locate objects in rooms and production facilities with centimeter accuracy and in real time. In addition, BeSpoon is one of just a few companies specializing in these products – key elements in digitalized production processes that are mastering the complex production environment of sheet metal production in a unique way.
This year, visitors to EMO will have access to a whole separate area devoted to additive manufacturing techniques. Here, TRUMPF will be showcasing its expertise in Laser Metal Fusion (LMF) and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD). The company will be placing its focus not only on machine solutions, but also on informing visitors about the possibilities afforded by additive technologies.
The laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF recently unveiled its TruDiode 4001.5 technology demonstrator at LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. Based on a new, patented technology known as Dense Wavelength Multiplexing (DWM), the 4 kW direct diode laser offers a brilliant beam quality of 5 mm•mrad, enabling it to be connected to a laser light cable with a core diameter of 150 µm. By way of comparison, commercially available direct diode lasers in the high-power segment typically have beam qualities of between 30 and 50 mm•mrad and are used with a 600 µm laser light cable.