Sharpe Products, US, has contracted BLM Group for two new LT7 4-kW laser cutting systems to aid their tube bending machine, also supplied by BLM Group, at their New Berlin, Wisconsin, US facility. The new systems will replace the company’s existing 1-kW and 3-kW cutting systems.
Sharpe Products has contracted BLM Group to supply two new laser cutting systems for its New Berlin, Wisconsin, US, facility. The laser cutting systems are graded as LT7 4-kW and will replace the company’s 1-kW and 3-kW powered cutting systems. The facility already houses BLM supplied tube bending machine, which shall be supported by the new systems to cut cuts round, square, rectangle, and open profile pipe or tube up to 6 inches in diameter.
The LT7 operating software easily supports multiple operations and is equipped with weld-seam detection, which helps to assure the best-cut quality and meet the functionality or aesthetic needs of the part. The systems are equipped with a more efficient centering cycle that ensures consistency, and reduction in per part production time. Additionally, the laser is equipped with a 3D cutting head to create true, knife-edged bevels, copes, or miters that may be needed for weld prep or other features required for customer part specifications.
The replacements are slated to be installed in Q2FY23.
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Mr. Paul Krickeberg, President & CEO of Sharpe Products, commented on the deal, “It is our company’s philosophy to invest in machine technology to accommodate a broad range of job specifications and to offer short lead times”.