Fiber metal laser cutting machine running cost total include 3 parts, electric power, auxiliary gas and quick wear parts.
Compared with other cutting equipment, fiber laser cutter should be the lowest.
Fiber metal laser cutting machine.
1. Electric power
Electric power cost main include laser source, servo motor, water chiller and control system.
Laser source power cost is 4 times of laser power. Servo motor power usually is about 5000w. Water chiller power cost is similar with laser source. Other parts electric power cost just about 1kw.
Additional, real machine running cost occupy 60%~70% of whole power. So rated power multiply 0.6 should be the running cost on electric power.
2. Auxiliary gas consumption
One gas tank is 40L in China.
A. N2 gas consumption is same for different thickness SS. Its consumption of continue cutting is about 20~30min/tank.
B. O2 gas consumption is decline when CS thickness increase. The thicker CS, the less gas consumption.
1mm CS cutting gas consumption is about 50~60min/tank.
10mm CS cutting gas consumption is about several hours/tank.
We recommend you use liquid gas, its cost will be much more lower then small tank. Most of our customer use it.
3. Quick wear parts
Main quick wear parts include nozzle and protective lens.
1st year their consumption is about 20~30 pieces per year, but the cost will be decline later.
As their consumption have big relationship with workers operation.
Nozzle 10usd/piece; Protective lens 15usd/piece.
So nozzle and protective lens cost is about 500usd per year.
4. Other parts.
Focus lens, ceramic rings and collimating mirror cost is not common quick wear part.
You just need arrange 1 set for spare, their total cost is 350usd/set.
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