“CO2 and solid-state lasers complement each other – and lend us flexibility”
Halder Schneidtechnik GmbH delivers precisely cut blanks made up from any of a number of materials. What impact the laser has is something general manager Thorsten Seeger tells us about.
When did the laser become a cutting tool at Halder?
How do you use the machine?
We use the TruLaser 3030 primarily to cut short to medium production runs, from 25 to a maximum of 4,000 items which are upwards of six millimeters thick. This system is a highly flexible, all-rounder for this range and is the perfect solution for our work. It is highly effective both for many gauges and differing metals. That is very important to us. Even near the limits of its thickness range the machine delivers good results at great reliability.
And how do you machine thinner sheet?
To work gauges of less than six millimeters we acquired a true speed demon in the form of the TruLaser 5030 fiber. We use this unit for thinner sheet and the TruLaser 3030 for thicker gauges. Thus the two machines complement each other perfectly and give us even more flexibility in responding to our customers’ wishes.
What’s the next step in the technology at Halder?
When we bought the TruLaser 5030 fiber we had it readied for automation. That would be our next step.
Contact us: MastersofSheetMetal@trumpf.com
This article was first published in autumn 2012.