L Series Fiber LASER: 1 kW to 2.5 kW

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L Series Fiber LASER Starting at $239,900
System Includes:

  • PIRANHA Fiber Laser Machine Tool
  • 1, 1.5, 2, or 2.5 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:

Fiber Resonator

L Series Fiber LASER is available in 1 kW, 1.5 kW, 2 kW, and 2.5 kW. Starting price is based on a 1 kW fiber resonator.

Cutting Head

Manual Focus Cutting Head is Included

Consumable Starter Kits

ProNEST Software Options

Remote CNC Control

Laminar Flow Box

Warranty Extension

Standard warranty period is one year

Aluminum Dust Collector Options

Aluminum Dust Collector w/ explosion vent

Description

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

  • 5” X 122” cutting area
  • 1 kW, 1.5 kW, 2.0 kW or 2.5 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

L-Series LASER Specifications

*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

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
  • 2.5 kW Fiber

LASER SOURCE

The Piranha L510 Laser is supplied with an IPG laser resonator for 1.0 kW, 1.5 kW, 2.0 kW and 2.5 kW configurations.

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

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).

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.

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.