M Series Fiber LASER: 6×13

M Series Fiber LASER: 6×13

System Includes:

  • PIRANHA Fiber Laser Machine Tool
  • 79.53” x 159.45” cutting area
  • 4 kW, 5 kW, or 6 kW fiber resonator
  • Chiller
  • Auto-Focus Cutting Head
  • Helical rack and pinion positioning system
  • 3,937 IPM (100 m/min) maximum travel rate per axis
  • CNC Control
  • Red diode laser pointer
  • Automatic Lubrication System with timer
  • Automatic Cutting Gas Control and proportional valve
  • Nozzle Cleaner
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About This Piranha Product

Piranha LASER M Series M613 Fiber 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.


  • 79.53” x 159.45” cutting area
  • 4.0 kW, 5.0 kW, or 6.0 kW fiber resonator
  • Chiller
  • Auto-Focus Cutting Head
  • Helical rack and pinion positioning system
  • 3,937 IPM (100 m/min) maximum travel rate per axis
  • CNC Control
  • Red diode laser pointer
  • Automatic Lubrication System with timer
  • Automatic Cutting Gas Control and proportional valve
  • Nozzle Cleaner


  • Automatic Shuttle Table with Two (2) Pallets
  • Dust Collector


  • INCREASED efficiency
  • REDUCED operating costs
  • NO beam path optics or mirrors
  • NO periodic service requirements


The Piranha M613 Laser comes with a 4.0 kW IPG fiber laser resonator. It can also be equipped with a higher power laser resonator.

  • IPG Stand Alone (standard)
  • nLIGHT Stand Alone
  • nLIGHT Corona Stand Alone
  • IP IPG Stand Alone (standard)
  • nLIGHT Stand Alone
  • nLIGHT Corona Stand Alone
  • IPG Stand Alone (standard)
  • nLIGHT Stand Alone
  • nLIGHT Corona Stand Alone


IPG Photonics established its world headquarters in Oxford, MA, in 1998. More information can be found at ipgphotonics.com.


nLIGHT was founded in 2000 in Vancouver, WA. More information can be found at nlight.net.


Resonators are available in two types of enclosures. RACK enclosures are very compact and can often be integrated into the laser machine enclosure saving floor space and cabling. STAND-ALONE enclosures are larger and sit on the floor with cables and hoses routed to the machine and chiller systems. Due to their compact design, rack enclosures may not have as many modules as a stand-alone enclosure of the same power level. Rack enclosure designs may not be field serviceable and may have shorter manufacturer warranties.


The power and enclosure design of the resonator may determine if the resonator can be repaired in the field or will need to be sent back to the manufacture for repair or rebuild. Field serviceable units can often be repaired at the customer site in a single visit. Units that require shipment back to the OEM for service can take a number of weeks to be returned and separate service visits to remove and reinstall.


nLIGHT Corona fiber lasers give users the ability to tune the beam settings based on their application. With a single fiber laser, users can rapidly select from high-intensity, small-spot-size beams to large, donut-shaped beams, and everything in between. This dramatic advance allows optimal thick and thin metal cutting, higher cutting speed, superior quality, and improved piercing and small-feature processing with a single tool. End users get the best of all worlds—the speed of high-power fiber lasers for thin metal processing, the quality of CO2 lasers for thick metal processing, and the high uptime and lower operating costs of a fiber laser solution.

  • 4kW, 5kW and 6kW – Deliver excellent productivity for advanced cutting and welding applications.
  • Optimized Tuning of Beam Size and Shape – Maintains fiber laser performance, stability, efficiency, and reliability with spot sizes from 100µm to 300µm and beam shapes from top-hat to donut mode.
  • Rapid Beam Switching – Beam adjustments in less than 30ms allows for real-time optimization of each process step while maintaining full power operation to maximize productivity.
  • Back-Reflection Protection – Hardware-based back-reflection protection allows processing of even the most reflective metals with no interruptions or damage to the laser.
  • Breakthrough Integrated Beam Shaping – Removal of free-space optics, zoom process heads, and external fiber-to-fiber couplers avoids complex performance-limiting hardware.
  • Unparalleled Serviceability Modular design simplifies repairs and maximizes uptime.


Machine Model Piranha LASER M613
Laser Type Fiber
  • 4.0 kW IPG
  • 4.0kW nLight
  • 4.0kW nLight Corona
  • 5.0 kW IPG
  • 5.0kW nLight
  • 5.0kW nLight Corona
  • 6.0 kW IPG
  • 6.0kW nLight
  • 6.0kW nLight Corona
Drive Type X-Axis – Helical Rack and Pinion
Y-Axis – Helical Rack and Pinion
Z-Axis – Ballscrew

Metric Imperial
Max Working Area 2020 x 4050 mm 79.53 x 159.45 inch
Max Workpiece Weight 2000 kg 4,409 lbs
Positioning speed – X axis 100 m/min 3,937 IPM
Positioning speed – Y axis 100 m/min 3,937 IPM
Positioning speed – Z axis 100 m/min 3,937 IPM
Accelerations – X and Y axis 14.7 m/s2 1.5 g
Positioning Accuracy – X & Y 0.05 +/- mm 0.002 +/- inch
Repeatability 0.03 +/- mm 0.0012 +/- inch
Max Cutting Speed 40 m/min 1,575 IPM



Carbon steel 20 mm 0.750 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 20 mm 0.750 Inch
Aluminum 15 mm 0.625 Inch


Carbon steel 20 mm 0.750 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 20 mm 0.750 Inch
Aluminum 15 mm 0.625 Inch


Carbon steel 25 mm 1.0 Inch
Stainless steel /N2 25 mm 1.0 Inch
Aluminum 20 mm 0.750 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.

Approximate machine weight – 40,000# including frame, enclosure, and pallets.


(Mild Steel Cutting)
99.95% 16.6 SCFM @100 PSI
470 L/min @ 7.6 Bar
(Stainless, Aluminum Cutting)
99.8% 50.0 SCFM @ 300 PSI
1,400 L/min @ 20 Bar
Max Static Press 400 PSI (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.


Machine and Dust Collector Resonator 480/3/60 VAC
Chiller 480/3/60 VAC 30A
LASER Resonator 480/3/60 VAC
  • 4kW – 30A
  • 4kW nLight – 30A
  • 5kW – 50A
  • 5kW nLight – 30A
  • 6kW – 50A
  • 6kW nLight – 40A


The Piranha M613 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.



ProNest® is a powerful CAD/CAM nesting software designed for light industrial, mechanized cutting in production environments. It provides a single software solution for laser cutting machine. ProNest® 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. In addition, ProNest® is backed by Hypertherm’s global network of professionals, meaning you’ll always have access to the service and support you need.

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
Included Modules
  • Laser Machine Post Processor
  • Automatic Nesting
  • Common-line Cutting
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Skeleton Cut-Up
  • Software Subscription (annual)


Consumable kits are available which provide a starting stock of items that are recommended for a range of laser cutting applications. These consist of nozzles and cover slides. There are a variety of nozzles available depending upon the type and thickness of material to be cut, and the cutting gas being used. Piranha recommends the following starter sets. Quantities may vary based on application.


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.


The POP-UP BALL TRANSFER SHEET LOADING ASSIST SYSTEM is designed to allow material to be easily moved to the material reference stops. Ball transfers will raise to a location above the pallet slats. Once the operator locates the work piece against the stops, the ball transfers will retract so that the work piece rests directly on the slats, in the correct zero location. The system is located below the outside pallet and will work with either pallet in the pallet load location.


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).


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.


Air Flow Rate 1,800 SCFH
Delivery Pressure 204 PSIG
Air Compressor 20 HP
  • Fixed speed rotary screw air compressor
  • Compressed air tank
  • Compressed air filtration assembly
  • Membrane dryer
Recommended For L series
M series
PlateLASER series


Air Flow Rate 3,000 SCFH
Delivery Pressure 204 PSIG
Air Compressor 25 HP Ozen Compressor
  • Fixed speed rotary screw air compressor
  • Compressed air tank
  • Compressed air filtration assembly
  • Membrane dryer
Recommended For L series
M series
PlateLASER series
Options Upgrade to Kaeser Compressor
Annual Filter Maintenance Kit


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
  • 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


M613 Floor Space


No special foundation is needed for the Piranha laser. Standard concrete floors of a minimum 150mm (6”) 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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Installation is included with the purchase of a Piranha LASER. Buyer is required to complete all items on the Piranha pre-installation checklist prior to the dispatch of a service technician to begin installation. The pre-installation checklist will be provided to after the receipt of the purchase order for the Piranha LASER.


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


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.


This budgetary proposal is a reference document and subject to change without notice. Upon request, a final proposal will be issued including firm pricing and contractual information. This budgetary proposal is not an agreement on pricing or specifications.