In the autumn of 2018, CN Metalworks made a further significant investment to meet customer requirements with the purchase of an AMADA LC F1 NT series laser cutting machine.
This investment in new machinery has been made to meet increased customer demand for precision laser cutting of sheet metals across a diverse range of applications.
AMADA laser cutting systems utilise the latest advances in laser manufacturing technology which allows for high cutting speeds and the flexibility to process a wide range of materials like aluminium, steel, copper and brass.
The LC F1 NT Series is engineered to provide high-speed processing, ultra-precise accuracy, superior cutting quality and full-range capabilities.
The innovative design of this new series also provides an extremely flexible, user-friendly layout in a remarkably small footprint.
Featuring a 3-axis linear drive system, no lens change technology plus ultra-fast piercing and cutting, the LC F1 NT Series takes productivity to a new level. Additional features such as Cut Process Monitoring and an automatic nozzle changer, enable the LC F1 NT Series to set a new standard for laser cutting systems.
The LC F1 NT has the added benefits of features to eliminate secondary processes, such as AMADA’s original WACS (Water Assisted Cutting System) and cut process monitoring.
LC 3015 F1 NT Standard Features
- Faster piercing and cutting by using linear drives in all three axes
- Superb cutting quality with sharp corners over the full thickness range
- High productivity at lower running costs through our ECO cut process
- Stable cutting and increased productivity using WACS™ (Water Assisted Cutting System)
- Twin-Adaptive Optics to eliminate the need for lens changing
- Cut Process Monitoring improves process time and part quality by pierce detection and by monitoring cut process
- Axis Travel Distance 3270mm × 1550mm × 100mm
- Maximum processing dimensions 3070mm x 1550mm
- Positioning accuracy ±0.01mm
- Maximum material mass 920kg
On the AMADA LC F1NT, factors that may cause processing defects such as through piercing, gouging and plasma, are constantly monitored. The process monitoring function ensures continuous and stable processing of all materials, an innovative solution for the highest quality of production.
While cutting thick material, water is sprayed on the material to reduce the thermal effect of cutting, prevent cutting defects, and improve the material yield.
The most suitable nozzle is automatically chosen based on the material type and cutting data required. The nozzle changer can carry eight different types of nozzles to cover the entire material range.
Automatically removes objects adhering to the tip of the nozzle to prevent processing defects due to spatter, dust and other debris.
In order to ensure reliable processing, the LC F1 NT is equipped with Amada’s latest HS capacitance sensing head. This smoothly and quickly follows the sheet profile to maintain a consistent cut even when the sheet is not 100% flat.
Utilising smaller nozzle sizes and reduced assist gas consumption, ECO Cut achieves higher speed processing of mild steel up to 12 mm thick (with 4 kW power) compared to traditional oxygen cutting.