SS207-5AX LaserSwiss Cuts and Welds

Originally titled 'LaserSwiss Cuts and Welds'

Tsugami Automation’s CNC Swiss turn SS207-5AX LaserSwiss is a 20 mm, seven-axis CNC Swiss lathe with two fully integrated SPI lasers, one for cutting and one for welding.

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Tsugami Automation’s CNC Swiss turn SS207-5AX LaserSwiss is a 20 mm, seven-axis CNC Swiss lathe with two fully integrated SPI lasers, one for cutting and one for welding. The machine is the latest model in the company’s LaserSwiss product line, and the first to include a second laser head for welding.

The laser welding head not only allows users to weld two pieces together, then machine them, it allows operators to reflow a swaged tube end, the company says. The laser cutting and welding heads can be mounted on either the X/1, Y/1 or B axes, and all operations are programmed and driven from the machine’s FANUC 32i-B control.

The nozzle standoff adjustment is also NC controlled, and each laser’s frequency, pulse width, focus and power are all on-the-fly adjustable and programmed through the machine’s control. According to the company, users can also adjust the assist gas pressure from 5 to 350 psi, allowing different pressures to be used for piercing and cutting, as well as the very low gas pressures typically used in welding.  Wattage on the lasers can range from 20 to 750, depending on the customer’s preference.