Fiber laser machine VS CO2 laser machine

Fiber laser machine VS CO2 laser machine

What is the difference between fiber laser cutting machine and CO2 laser cutting machine?

At present, fiber laser cutting machine has gradually replaced CO2 laser cutting machine and traditional processing means in the metal processing market, and become the mainstream equipment in sheet metal processing. Fiber laser cutting machine compared with CO2 laser cutting machine what is the difference and what are the advantages?

1, the light-emitting medium is different

CO2 laser cutting machine, the gas is the medium for generating the laser beam, the beam is transmitted through the reflector. Fiber laser is working through the diode and fiber optic cable for transmission, multiple diode pumping to generate the laser beam, and then transmitted to the laser cutting head through a flexible fiber optic cable, rather than transmitting the beam through the reflector.

2, fiber laser cutting machine appearance more compact

Due to the different laser transmission structure, the appearance of the same power fiber laser cutting machine than the CO2 laser cutting machine is more compact in size, thus saving plant space.

3, fiber laser cutting machine electro-optical conversion efficiency is higher

With the fiber laser complete solid-state digital module, a single design, fiber laser cutting machine has a higher efficiency of electro-optical conversion than CO2 laser cutting. CO2 laser cutting machine of each power unit, the actual general utilization rate of about 8% to 10%, while fiber laser cutting machine, the value of about 25% to 30%, fiber laser cutting system overall energy consumption than the CO2 cutting system About three to five times less energy consumption than carbon dioxide cutting systems, making energy efficiency increased to greater than 86%.

4, fiber laser cutting machine better processing results

Fiber laser has a short wavelength characteristics, which improves the absorption of the beam of the cutting material, and makes it possible to cut such as brass and copper and non-conductive materials. Cutting materials up to 6mm thick, 1.5kW fiber laser cutting machine cutting speed equivalent to 3kW CO2 laser cutting machine cutting speed.

5, fiber laser cutting machine maintenance costs are lower

CO2 laser cutting machine uses gas as the light-emitting medium, due to the purity of CO2 gas, the resonant cavity will be contaminated and needs to be cleaned regularly, the reflector needs to be maintained and calibrated, thus the daily maintenance workload is greater. For a CO2 laser cutting machine of several kilowatts, this requires at least $20,000 per year. Overall, fiber laser cutting is more environmentally friendly and convenient in terms of routine maintenance of equipment.