Laser cutting company adds AI-controlled fiber laser

June 29, 2021
Lasernut, a laser shop for the automotive industry, recently installed an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled fiber laser from MC Machinery Systems.

Lasernut (Norco, CA), a laser shop for the automotive industry, recently installed the Mitsubishi GX-F ADVANCED Series artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled fiber laser from MC Machinery Systems (Elk Grove Village, IL). Lasernut bought its first laser in 2007 and has been laser cutting nonstop ever since, adding many new lasers each year to never fall behind the laser cutting standards.

Lasernut was backlogged and turning away jobs before installing this new laser cutting system in early June 2021. The laser was running production parts within five days from delivery. Within two weeks of installation, the new laser was operating at full capacity, the backlog was eliminated, and lead times were reduced. Cody Waggoner, the company’s president, says that the new fiber laser has increased overall capacity, productivity, and profitability at its 40,000-sq-ft. facility.

The laser system also has Mitsubishi gas-reduction technology, which allows the laser to deliver more power while using up to 77% less nitrogen, already saving significant money.

“The GX-F ADVANCED pays for itself in the energy savings alone,” Waggoner said. “When you look at the numbers, it’s a no brainer. It’s an unreal machine, just an amazing piece of equipment.” The reduced operating cost, along with faster production and higher capacity, is translating into increased profitability.”

Key features of the GX-F ADVANCED Series include: 

  • Augmented reality with drop and cut, part rotation, and rectangular nesting
  • Real-time tracking of electric and assist gas consumption
  • Real-time on-site and remote monitoring of the cutting process
  • Remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance
  • An automated nozzle changer that supports continuous processing

Source: MC Machinery Systems press release

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