How to layout laser cutting machine? What should I pay attention to the metal laser cutting machine layout?

How to layout laser cutting machine? What should I pay attention to the metal laser cutting machine layout?
XT laser cutting machine
XTLASER focuses on low and medium power metal fibre laser cutting machine. Before using the laser cutting machine, we will all import the produced drawings into the programme, and then use the typesetting software to arrange the graphics on a board, so that the laser cutting machine will be able to batch process the products. Among them, although the layout process is very short, however, in which is hidden a great deal of learning, layout slightly incorrect, will have a great impact on the cutting effect of the entire board. So, here’s a list of six major considerations in the typesetting.
1, corner melting
When decelerating the corners of thin steel plate cutting, the laser will melt the corners due to the generation of superheat. Generate a small radius in the corners to keep the laser cutting at high speeds to avoid overheating and melting of the steel plate when cutting the corners, so as to obtain good cutting quality and reduce the cutting time and improve productivity.
2、Part spacing
In general cutting thick and hot plate, the spacing between parts should be large, because the thick plate hot plate heat influence is large, in cutting corners sharp corners and small graphics, easy to burn the edge, affecting the cutting quality.
3, lead set
In the process of cutting thicker plates, in order to make the seam articulation is good, to prevent the beginning and end of the burn, often in the beginning and end of the cut at the beginning and end of each lead a transition line, respectively, called the lead and tail line. The lead and tail lines are not useful for the workpiece itself, so they should be arranged outside the workpiece range, and at the same time, pay attention to the lead can not be set in the sharp corners and other places where it is not easy to dissipate heat. The connection between the lead line and the cutting seam as far as possible using the arc transition, so that the machine movement is smooth and avoid the corner stop caused by burns.
4, common edge cutting
Common edge of two or more parts into a combination of large quantities of the rules of graphics as far as possible common edge, common edge cutting can greatly reduce the cutting time, but also to save raw materials.
5, parts collision
In order to maximise production efficiency, many laser cutting equipment is 24h continuous operation, and the use of unmanned automated loading / unloading device, bumping into the cutting of the finished tipping parts and cause damage to the cutting head and production interruptions, resulting in greater losses. This requires attention when sorting:
① Select the appropriate cutting path to bypass already cut parts and reduce collisions.
② Select the best cutting route to reduce cutting time.
③ Automatically or manually combine multiple small parts with tiny connections, and after cutting, unload the parts that can easily disconnect the tiny connections.
6、Remaining material processing
After cutting the parts, the skeleton-like residual material on the laser cutting equipment table needs to be withdrawn as soon as possible to facilitate subsequent cutting operations. For laser cutting equipment that does not have an automatic unloading device, you can cut the skeleton residual material into small pieces to facilitate rapid removal. This avoids personal injury to the operator caused by moving heavy, sharp-edged stock.

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