We recently reported Starleaton's appointment as ANZ dealer for eurolaser cutting systems. In this helpful article, eurolaser explains the benefits of laser cutting - not the least is that knives are not there to go blunt! eurolaser systems can also work in tandem with blade-cutting systems.

Starleaton Eurolaser

Precise, automated and consistently high cutting quality is achieved by meeting these requirements by laser cutting systems from the German manufacturer eurolaser, used by users worldwide for many years and now available from Starleaton. Recently, eurolaser has introduced a new camera system for the efficient and precise processing of printed materials. The new technology increases process speed and expands processing possibilities.

Smart cutting of printed material

Many applications require precise cutting to existing fiducial marks or other material references. For this purpose, eurolaser offers a smart solution consisting of a camera and evaluation software. Using reference points, the optical recognition system allows printed materials to be cut out precisely along the print contour. The new camera technology considerably reduces the time needed to read in the fixed reference marks. The entire working area is quickly captured via area scan, thus optimising the process time. In addition, this process expands the range of possible applications. For example, contours on materials can be detected, whereupon suitable cutting data is created under software control. Pattern matching is also possible. Material patterns are detected so that the positioning of the cutting data is done taking the pattern into account. Useful functions that save time and money in further processing.

Laser - powerful processing without material contact

Working without contact means more than appears at first glance. There is no influence of force on the material, no material distortion, no clamping of the material, better material utilisation, less waste, no re-sharpening of the tool:- these are only some of the benefits. The thermal cutting process of the laser is very advantageous in many applications. Fringe-free, slightly fused cut edges in synthetic textiles, sealed multi-layer foils or crystal-clear, smooth cut edges in acrylic are just a few examples. Laser processing is carried out with the highest precision, even fine filigree details are cut exactly. Since the laser beam itself is wafer-thin (approx. 0.2-0.3 mm), even inner contours are cut radius-free, without taking the tool diameter into account. Unlike other machining processes, the laser does not become blunt over time. The quality of the cuts remains consistently high for years, from the first to the last workpiece.

Flexibility through the addition of market-proven tools

Of course, there are also machining requests that cannot be optimally implemented with the laser, such as mitre cuts or milling and V-grooves. In this case, eurolaser offers unique flexibility. Additional mechanical tools can be installed on all laser systems. For this purpose, the user has access to well-designed eurolaser solutions as well as the entire high-quality tool range of Zünd Systemtechnik AG from Switzerland (also available through Starleaton.) For example, milling and marking tools can expand the processing possibilities. Materials that are not suitable for the laser, such as PVC, can also be processed on the same cutting system.

eurolaser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of laser systems for cutting, engraving and marking non-metals. From consulting and sampling of the material to be used to user training and worldwide service, eurolaser offers its customers comprehensive support.

For further information, contact: dale.hawkins@starleaton.com.au


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