Kimla laser cutter at Barrnon

Barrnon Ltd has invested in a bespoke laser-cutting machine from MBA Engineering to work with its 6 kW fibre laser source from IPG Photonics, which features a beam splitter.


The split beam means the company can now run its robotic welder and laser-cutting machine using just one source, maximising laser utilisation, as when Barrnon is not cutting, it can weld.
Barrnon director Andy Barr says: “I’d heard about the speed and efficiency of Kimla machines and went to see them for myself at MBA Engineering. After witnessing it first hand, we decided to purchase a 1530 Powercut Linear fibre laser to share the source with our robotic welder. We needed a truly bespoke machine to be fitted around the source, and MBA Engineering was able to deliver this.
“It’s fair to say we’ve been very impressed with the machine so far, and the additional support we have received since the installation provides great peace of mind,” he adds.
MBA Engineering also transported and installed the machine, liaising directly with IPG Photonics during the process, and working with the team onsite.
MBA Engineering’s managing director Bradley McBain says: “Providing a machine without a source is a very unique project, but the flexibility of the Kimla machines enables us to provide a completely bespoke service to meet a manufacturer’s requirements. As well as delivering on this project from the beginning, we will also be offering ongoing support.”
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