Laser Tube CutterMiyachi Unitek Corporation, a leading manufacturer of welding equipment and laser processing systems, announces the availability of its Sigma Laser Tube Cutter gas assist fine laser cutting system, ideal for precision cutting of stainless steels (300 and 400 series, 17-4, 17-7), MP35N (cobalt-chrome steel alloy),and Nitinol, used frequently in the medical device and battery industries. The Sigma Laser Tube Cutter features high speed direct drive stages that maximize throughput. Multi axis options allow users to customize the tube cutter according to the cutting application forboth on and off axis cut geometries. A user friendly interface with intuitive icons and customizable options provides easy navigation and programming for either program editingor execution.

Featuring excellent beam quality, high pulse repetition rates and precise control of heat input, the fiber laser is the ideal source for high speed precision cutting. Integrated X and Theta (lathe) axes provide direct drive technology with high dynamicprecision performance, delivering the highest accelerations and operatingspeeds.  The Sigma is durable and robust, with lathe stages mounted directly toa granite base and the vertical and horizontal stages mounted to a heavyduty gantry, also secured to the granite base.

Using Miyachi Unitek’s proprietary position-based laser firing control algorithm, the Sigma Laser Tube Cutter can maintain extremely precise pulse overlap during multiple linear and rotary axes of coordinated motion. Users can select the best laser source based on specific application and material requirements.

The versatile Sigma LaserTube Cutter can be used with either wet or dry operations. Tubes with small diameters are cooled using a unique self-contained water system, featuring flow and level sensors tomonitor operation. Lathe stages and connections are sealed for wet operation.  The unit is available with either a Class 1 or Class 4 enclosure system, depending upon what is needed to meet integration and load speed requirements.

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