“We can respond even more flexibly” Halder Schneidtechnik GmbH works with both CO<sub>2</sub> and solid-state laser equipment. General manager Thorsten Seeger tells us about the advantages this combination offers.

Halder general manager Thorsten Seeger puts stock in flexible, reliable machinery.

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“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?

That was in 2009. The TruLaser 3030 was our introduction to laser processing. Prior to that, our manufacturing competence had been concentrated on water jet cutting. Before making the purchase, however, we compared a number of different manufacturers in the 2D laser market. We found vast differences in terms of user friendliness and quick translation of the geometry into the finished part. The TruLaser 3030 thoroughly convinced us. The very first part we made was perfect. There was need for no trial-and-error. Paired with its great ease of use, we saw this as the perfect machine for us. It can also be set up in perpendicular position and that lets us use the space in our shop more effectively.

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.

 

Any questions?

Contact us: MastersofSheetMetal@trumpf.com

This article was first published in autumn 2012.



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Precise cutting

Who:

Halder Schneidtechnik GmbH, Achstetten-Bronnen, Germany. Founded in 1998, 40 employees. www.halderschneidtechnik.de

What:

Working at two production sites, this job shop makes up precise blanks from various materials, using water jet cutting and 2D laser technology

How:

TruLaser 3030, TruLaser 5030 fiber

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