L Series Fiber LASER: 5×10

L Series Fiber LASER: 5×10

5’x10′ L Series Fiber LASER Starting at $199,900
System Includes:

  • PIRANHA Fiber Laser Machine Tool
  • 1.0 kW, 1.5 kW, 2.0 kW, 2.5, or 3.0 kW IPG Fiber LASER Options
  • Helical Rack & Pinion Drive System
  • 3,150 IPM (80 m/min) Rapid Travel speed
  • Cast steel gantry
  • Windows based CNC control
  • ProNEST® LT Smart Start Programming Software with Manual Nesting
  • Cutting Head – Manual Focus
  • Pallet Shuttle System with 2 pallets
  • Dust Removal System with Dust Collector
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Additional Options:

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About This Piranha Product

Piranha Laser cutting machines are built with reliability and economy in mind. These tough machines use proven technology to ensure precision and reliability throughout their service life. This special combination of durability and cost efficiency provides maximum value for steel processors.

SYSTEM FEATURES

  • 63” X 122” cutting area
  • 1.0 kW, 1.5 kW, 2.0 kW, 2.5, or 3.0 kW fiber resonator
  • Helical rack and pinion positioning system
  • 3,150 IPM (80 m/min) maximum travel rate per axis
  • Windows CNC control
  • ProNEST® LT Smart Start 2019 programming software
  • Red diode laser pointer
  • Automatic Lubrication System with timer
  • Automatic Cutting Gas Control and proportional valve
  • Shuttle Table with Two (2) Pallets

CUTTING TABLE WITH FUME EXTRACTION SYSTEM AND DUST COLLECTOR

  • REMOVE cutting fumes and dust

FIBER LASER RESONATOR

  • INCREASED efficiency
  • REDUCED operating costs
  • NO laser gas requirement
  • NO beam path optics or mirrors
  • NO periodic service requirement

ProNEST® LT Smart Start (INCLUDED)

ProNest® LT Smart Start is a powerful CAD/CAM nesting software designed for light industrial, mechanized cutting in production environments. It provides a single software solution for all your conventional plasma cutting machines. ProNest® LT Smart Start helps fabricators and manufacturers increase material savings, boost productivity, reduce operating costs, and improve part quality by offering the right level of cutting expertise for your needs. It also supports Hypertherm SureCut™ technology, including easy setup, optimized process parameters, and easy trouble shooting. In addition, ProNestLT® Smart Start is backed by Hypertherm’s global network of professionals, meaning you’ll always have access to the service and support you need.

FEATURE BENEFIT
Part design and development
  • Integrated 2D CAD program to create and edit CAD files
  • Variable Shape Parts feature to develop common parts from templates
CAD/CAM import and conversion
  • Import CAD files (industry-standard file formats)
  • Raster to vector converts static images to CAD
  • Automatic CAD file correction and error notification
  • Automatic spline/ellipse smoothing and reduction
  • Separate multiple parts from a single CAD file
  • Automatic mapping of CAD layers to processes (cut, mark)
Job Set-Up
  • Material database (with grade and gauge)
  • Custom remnant creation (define irregular shapes for nesting)
  • Grain constraint
  • Safe zones for plate clamping applications
SureCut™ technology and built-in process expertise
  • Material type, thickness, grade and class-based process parameters:
    • Separations for part, plate, and pierce spacing
    • Kerf compensation and feed rate
    • Lead-in/out style optimized for part geometry and quality
    • Cutting techniques
  • Cut sequencing – automatic or manual
Interactive manual nesting
  • Group parts into clusters for nesting
  • Color parts according to part property
  • Drag, drop, bump, and auto-bump parts on the nest
  • Move, mirror, and drag to rotate parts
  • Click and drag to automatically array parts
  • Prohibit/permit nesting inside of a part
  • Part interference detection
  • Edit lead-in/out position and properties within the nest
  • Animated cutting sequence simulation
  • Control cut direction and cut sequencing on part-by-part basis
  • Plate cropping
Detailed reporting
  • Management and shop reports
  • Export reports directly to PDF, Excel spreadsheet, CSV, or webpage

ProNEST® LT – Optional Packages

PACKAGE FEATURES
ProNEST® LT Essentials
  • ProNEST® LT Smart Start
    PLUS
  • Automatic nesting
ProNEST® LT Unlimited
  • ProNEST® LT Smart Start
    PLUS
  • Automatic nesting
  • Common-line cutting
  • Chain/bridge cutting
  • Skeleton cut-up

SPECIFICATIONS

Machine Model Piranha LASER L510
Laser Type Fiber
LASER Power
  • 1.0 kW Fiber
  • 1.5 kW Fiber
  • 2.0 kW Fiber
  • 2.0kW HPP Fiber
  • 2.5 kW Fiber
  • 3.0kW Fiber
  • 3.0kW HPP Fiber
Drive Type X-Axis – Helical Rack and Pinion
Y-Axis – Helical Rack and Pinion
Z-Axis – Ballscrew

Metric Imperial
Max Working Area 1.6 x 3.1 meter 63 x 122 inch
Positioning speed – X axis 80 m/min 3,150 IPM
Positioning speed – Y axis 80 m/min 3,150 IPM
Accelerations – X and Y axis 8 m/s2 0.8 g
Positioning Accuracy – X & Y 0.1 +/- mm 0.004 +/- inch
Repeatability 0.1 +/- mm 0.004 +/- inch

MAXIMUM SHEET THICKNESS*

1 kW Sheet Thickness

Carbon steel 9.5 mm 0.375 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 4.75 mm 0.187 Inch
Aluminum 4 mm 0.157 Inch

1.5 kW Sheet Thickness

Carbon steel 12.5 mm 0.500 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 6.35 mm 0.250 Inch
Aluminum 6.35 mm 0.250 Inch

2 kW Sheet Thickness

Carbon steel 19 mm 0.750 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 7.9 mm 0.312 Inch
Aluminum 7.9 mm 0.312 Inch

2.5 kW Sheet Thickness

Carbon steel 19 mm 0.750 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 9.5 mm 0.375 Inch
Aluminum 9.5 mm 0.375 Inch

*NOTE: When cutting at or near the maximum material thickness for each process, it may be necessary to compensate for variations in material chemistry, surface condition, and thickness deviation from lot to lot. Some situations may require the use of laser-grade materials.

GAS REQUIREMENTS

GAS PURITY CONSUMPTION
Oxygen
(Mild Steel Cutting)
99.95% 16.6 SCFM @ 110PSI
470 L/min @ 7.6 Bar
Nitrogen
(Stainless, Aluminum Cutting)
99.8% 50.0 SCFM @ 300 PSI
1,400 L/min @ 20 BarMaximum static pressure
400PSI (27 Bar)

NOTE: Customer shall install and utilize bulk liquid and bulk liquid nitrogen storage tanks. Using portable tanks for O2 or N2 will create additional chances of contamination entering the gas supply lines and the cutting head due to frequent tank changes. Contamination will cause cutting head lens failure and thus cause machine down time and additional operating expense.

POWER REQUIREMENTS

ITEM VOLTAGE CURRENT
Machine and Laser Resonator 480/3/60 VAC
(WYE TYPE)
50A
Dust Collector 480/3/60 VAC 15A

AMBIENT CONDITIONS

The Piranha L-510 must be located in an area which has the following ambient conditions:

  1. Ambient temperature between 10° and 40°C [50° and 104°F]
  2. Relative Humidity at 95% or less

NOTE: Piranha requires that the laser and chiller remain on at all times to avoid costly damage from condensation.

OPTIONS

LASER POWER SOURCE

The Piranha L510 LASER comes with a 1.0 kW fiber LASER resonator. It can also be equipped with a higher power LASER resonator.

  • 1.5 kW Fiber
  • 2.0 kW Fiber
  • 2.0kW HPP Fiber
  • 2.5 kW Fiber
  • 3.0kW Fiber
  • 3.0kW HPP Fiber

IPG INDUSTRIAL FIBER LASER

IPG Photonics is the world leader in high power fiber lasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and industrial use of fiber lasers in a wide range of applications, including materials processing, telecom, medical, scientific and others. IPG fiber lasers have revolutionized the industrial use of lasers by delivering superior performance and reliability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers

The YLR series fiber laser are rack mounted into the enclosure of the M510 laser to reduce floor space requirements.

IPG HIGH PEAK POWER

Piranha can provide the new IPG High Peak Power (HPP) option on the 2.0kW and 3.0kW lasers. The HPP option enables you to run a CW laser in pulsed mode with up to 2x increase in peak power in comparison with CW average power. High Peak Power provides advanced processing capabilities for faster piercing, increased output quality, repeatability and waste reduction. HPP increases overall processing speeds, repeatedly drills clean holes and delivers high quality cuts of intricate parts with fine features while reducing overall laser power requirements. HPP also enhances drilling capabilities by allowing clean, controlled drilling in thicker materials. For cutting applications this means shorter lead-ins and denser part nesting, which reduces material cost and waste. Available exclusively from IPG, High Peak Power will provide improved cutting and drilling quality and increased overall throughput, while saving material, time and operating costs.

HPP FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Up to 2x Peak Power Increase in Pulsed Mode Material Waste Reduction
Faster Piercing Enhanced Drilling Capabilities
Increased Output Quality Maintains the Throughput Benefits of CW Laser During Cutting
Repeatable Processing IPG Diodes Provide Reliable Peak Power for Short Duty Cycles and Real-Time Switching to QCW Mode

AUTO-FOCUS CUTTING HEAD

The Manual Focus Cutting Head works best in thin sheet metal where there is not a substantial difference between the pierce height and the cut height.

As material gets thicker, a controlled pierce at higher or multiple step pierce heights will substantially reduce pierce time and the heat input into the part. The Auto-Focus Cutting Head is controlled through the CNC program and positions the focal point of laser beam automatically. This eliminates the need for the operator to manually set the focal position when changing material thicknesses or types.

Power
(kW)
Material Thickness (Carbon Steel)
16 ga (0.060”)
1.5mm
11 ga (0.120”)
3mm
7 ga
(0.179”)
4.5mm
1/4″
6mm
3/8″
10mm
1/2″+
12mm+
1.0 Not Required Not Required Recommended Recommended Required N/A
1.5 Not Required Not Required Recommended Recommended Required Required
2.0 Not Required Not Required Not Required Recommended Required Required
2.5 Not Required Not Required Not Required Recommended Required Required
3.0 Not Required Not Required Not Required Recommended Required Required

Additional benefits for an Auto Focus Cutting Head include:

  • Does not require a manual adjustment by the operator when changing material types and thicknesses. The focus position is controlled by the material tech table cutting parameters.
  • Pierce time improvements. These times can be significant parts when using oxygen assist gas cutting.
  • Improved cover glass life in thicker material.
  • Ability to do smaller holes in oxygen assist gas cut parts. This is due to lower heat input during the pierce cycle and smaller pierce holes.

CONSUMABLE KITS

Consumable kits are available which provide a starting stock of items that are recommended for a range of laser cutting applications. These include the items shown below. There are different kits required for the manual focus cutting head and the auto-focus cutting head.

L Series Auto Focus Consumable Kits

NOTE: If a different combination of items is desired, please contact the sales department for a quotation specific to those items.

REMOTE CNC CONTROL STATION

The Remote CNC Control Station is located at the rear of the laser enclosure and includes dual monitors and a keyboard. The main CNC control screen and video feed is mirrored. This system allows for laser operation when loading or unloading the pallets.

LAMINAR FLOW BOX

Laminar Flow Box

Piranha recommends an optics servicing area to be located away from manufacturing areas. This area must have minimum air movement and a dust free environment. For best results, we recommend purchase of a laminar flow box located in an office area.

NOTE: Optics contamination is the leading cause of premature cutting head failure. It is important that optics, such as cover slides, are changed in an extremely clean environment. This area will also be used for on-site cutting head maintenance (to be done by our technicians).

HEXAVALENT CHROME RISKS ARISING FROM STAINLESS STEEL CUTTING

Hexavalent chrome (Cr(VI)) is a known occupational carcinogen. Lung cancer is the greatest health risk. Other respiratory problems and skin reactions can also occur with prolonged exposure.

A high-efficient cartridge-style dust collector best captures hex chrome. Baghouse and electrostatic precipitators do not offer high enough filtration efficiencies to remove this contaminant to standards.

Minimum Efficient Reporting Value (MERV) represents the worst-case performance of a filter when dealing with particles in the range of 0.3 to 10 microns. Higher MERV ratings indicate greater efficiency. A MERV rating of 15-16 will capture 95%+ of particles. A HEPA filter rated at 99.97% efficiency at 0.3 microns will capture 9.997 or 10,000 same sized particles.

HEPA FILTRATION DUST COLLECTOR OPTION

The standard dust collector supplied with the machine can be supplied with additional HEPA filtration to increase filter efficiency and increase the capture of hexavalent chromium particles generated during the cutting of stainless steel.

EXPLOSION RISKS ARISING FROM ALUMINUM CUTTING

Safe handling of aluminum dust is critical as detailed in the document from The Aluminum Association (www.aluminum.org) “Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated During Various Aluminum Fabricating Operations” available online here. Even small amounts of aluminum dust hold potential for explosion and fire and Piranha strongly recommends the use of a separate dust collector, with deflagration (i.e. explosion) venting, for cutting aluminum.

Piranha suggests that you and your insurance provider review the pertinent NFPA standards prior to making any decision about aluminum dust collection and handling methods when cutting both aluminum and steel/stainless steel on the same machine.  Pertinent NFPA standards include, but are not limited to, NFPA 484, NFPA 654 and NFPA 68.

It is the Buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all appropriate safety laws, regulations, and standards related to cutting explosive materials.

Safe manufacturing practices include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Aluminum dust should be collected in a separate dust collector specifically dedicated to aluminum.
  • Dust should be removed from the collection pan on a daily basis
  • The dust collector should have deflagration venting, and be located outdoors.
  • The deflagration vent should be oriented in a direction so as to prevent damage to personnel and property.

Piranha cannot be held responsible for fires or explosions as a result of the ignition of aluminum dust from improper handling.

DUST COLLECTOR WITH DEFLAGRATION VENTING OPTION

A deflagration vent is a membrane panel that provides a dust collector wall that is weaker than the rest of the dust collector.  In the event of aluminum dust causing an explosion, the force of the explosion will be directed primarily through the “weak” membrane panel. By orienting the dust collector appropriately, this will direct the force of an explosion in a known direction – one that will provide the lowest risk to personal injury or property damage consistent with NFPA 484.  A “Spark Cooler” is also included in this package to reduce the probability of hot sparks reaching the dust collector thus mitigating the frequency of fire events.


IMPORTANT NOTE – PLEASE READ:

Aluminum, titanium, and other high strength light weight alloys present a higher risk of fire and explosion compared to steel and stainless steel alloys.  Although the Spark Cooler will be effective at reducing the temperature of particles in the conveying duct, there is a potential for higher incidence of larger particles and lower ignition temperatures of the collected particles.  As such, Piranha cannot guarantee that the device will be completely effective in eliminating sparks or fires in this application and has not performed specific analysis of this application.  In addition, mixing of steel and aluminum on the same system/collector has the potential to produce a reaction that can cause the aluminum dust and iron oxide dust to ignite without a spark.  This “thermite” reaction produces its own oxygen, and can be initiated without any external ignition source [Fe2O3 + 2 Al → 2 Fe + Al2O3 ].  The reaction is highly exothermic and will produce liquid iron at temperatures reaching up to 2500 °C with iron(III) oxide.   A spark that doesn’t get extinguished prior to the collector with both steel and aluminum dust can also trigger the thermite reaction.

The customer is strongly recommended to undertake sufficient additional analysis, engineering, fire and explosion mitigation assessments to address these risks. Furthermore, as with any application, the Spark Cooler should not be used as a standalone device when any potential exists for explosion, or other catastrophic or serious injury, due to fire or explosion. In such applications, additional fire and explosion containment and suppression measures are critical.


ALUMINUM DUST COLLECTOR OPTIONS

The standard dust collector supplied with the machine is for mild steel and stainless steel cutting only.  A dust collector with deflagration venting can be purchased as (1) a replacement of the standard dust collector or (2) as a second dust collector to be used with an integrated diverter system to allow switching between the units.

AIR CUTTING ASSIST GAS COMPRESSOR SYSTEMS

Oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) are the most common assist gases used when cutting metals with a fiber laser. Air is a combination of both O2 (21%) and N2 (78%), small amounts of argon and carbon dioxide, and trace amounts of other gases and water vapor.

Air cutting provides many of the benefits of N2 cutting along with increased cutting speeds in thicknesses 10ga (0.135”) and thinner and significantly lower cutting gas costs.

Air used in laser cutting must be available with the correct purity, dryness, pressure, and flow. Typical shop air compressor systems are unable to deliver the air quality and performance necessary. A dedicated air compressor system is required.

F30
Air Flow Rate 30 SCFH
Delivery Pressure 204 PSIG
Air Compressor 20 HP
Components
  • Fixed speed rotary screw air compressor
  • Compressed air tank
  • Compressed air filtration assembly
  • Membrane dryer
Recommended For
  • L series
  • M series
  • PlateLASER

NITROGEN GENERATION SYSTEMS

Nitrogen generator is the separation of air components to capture nitrogen. Nitrogen makes up 78% of the gas in the atmosphere. The rest is 20.9% oxygen, 0.9% argon, 0.03% carbon dioxide and trace gases such as hydrogen, helium, neon, krypton, and xenon. For industrial laser cutting equipment, PRESSURE SWING ABSORPTION (PSA) is used to provide the high pressures and flow rates required.

Nitrogen Generation Systems

NOTE: The maximum flow rate and purity required depend upon the cutting application and edge quality expectations. Other nitrogen generation systems are available to meet different requirements. Please contact Piranha for more information.

F3000 F4000 F5000
N2 Flow Rate 3,000 SCFH 4,000 SCFH 5,000 SCFH
Purity 99.50% 99.50% 99.50%
Delivery Pressure 400 PSIG 400 PSIG 400 PSIG
Air Compressor 40 HP 50 HP 60 HP
Booster Compressor 10 HP 20 HP 20 HP
Warranty 3 years
Components
  • Fixed speed rotary screw air compressor
  • Refrigerated air dryer
  • Condensate oil / water separator
  • Compress air tank
  • Oil mist eliminator
  • Compressed air filtration assembly
  • Nitrogen generator with touch screen display
  • Nitrogen buffer tank
  • Booster compressor
  • High pressure tank
  • Four stage high pressure filtration assembly
Recommended For
  • L series
  • M series
  • PlateLASER

FLOOR SPACE

L Series LASER Floor Space

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS

No special foundation is needed for the Piranha laser. Standard concrete floors of a minimum 120mm (4.72”) depth are recommended. Flatness should be within 12mm (0.5”). There should be no expansion joints, saw cuts, or cracks in the floor beneath the frame of the laser.

INSTALLATION

Installation is included with the purchase of a Piranha Laser.

NOTE: The Piranha Laser L510 is shipped as a wide load.

TRAINING

Training will take place at the time of installation and will cover the operation of the machine, best practices for programming and applications, and basic preventative maintenance. All programmers, shift operators, and maintenance personnel for the machine are asked to participate in this training.

WARRANTY

Warranty period is one (1) year, except as otherwise noted. Laser resonator manufacturer’s warranty will be passed through to the customer, but in no event will be less than one (1) year.

PHONE SUPPORT

Phone support will be provided for the life of the machine at no additional charge.

SHIPPING SUMMARY

Shipment is ExWorks Rockford, IL, USA.

Shipping arrangements will be made by Piranha unless alternative shipping is approved in writing by Piranha at least two weeks prior to the scheduled machine shipment date. Alternative shipping arrangements must comply with all Piranha shipping requirements.

Shipping costs and insurance will be the responsibility of the Buyer.