Lasers for the mainstream market

The latest high-power fibre-laser cutting machines from Amada, the ENSIS-AJ 6 and 9 kW, are aimed at any manufacturer needing fast piercing and cutting across a range of materials.

These high-power fibre lasers offer a host of specially developed technologies designed to overcome common laser-cutting challenges. Ease-of-use, reliability and a high level of modular automation options also feature.
Core to the advanced capability of ENSIS-AJ highpower fibre lasers is Amada’s ‘Variable Beam Control’ technology, whereby the laser beam is automatically adapted to deliver stable cutting across all material types and thicknesses. Variable Beam Control can also change instantly between a high-power density beam for piercing and a high-speed, high-quality beam for cutting, thus reducing cycle time. Regarding set-up times, only a single lens is required to process thin-to-thick materials, helping to maximise machine uptime and eliminate costly operator errors.
The company’s Auto Collimation technology is a further stand-out feature of the machines as it delivers beam diameter and focus-point control for high cutting speeds and surface quality, reducing the need for secondary finishing operations. Auto Collimation also produces a wider cut kerf on thicker materials, making for easier part removal from the sheet to reduce handling time.
“By combining our proven Variable Beam Control technology, which we have used since 2014, with our Auto Collimation technology, the high-power ENSIS models give new and existing customers a significant advantage in a competitive market,” says Matt Wood, senior product manager at Amada Europe. “In fact, 25 mm mild steel can be pierced in as little as 1 second on the 9 kW version, saving significant processing time.”
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