TUBE NEWS TN January 2018 - Page 12

Laser Blanking Lines Exceed Expectations New systems from Schuler do the job without dies producing up to twice the number of contracted blanks Laser blanking lines don’t require dies, but can’t match the productivity of conventional blanking lines: This commonly held assumption has now been proven false based on real production data collected by a Schuler customer. Over the course of the first year in production, Schuler’s newly developed systems outperformed the contractually agreed upon yields by 20 to 100 percent, depending on the specific part produced. This means that, in some cases, output was double the contracted amount. A single shift was all it took to produce over 8,500 outer body blanks, and there is still room to increase that figure furthermore. It’s enough to supply a Schuler servo press line with a production capacity of 18 strokes per minute. Particularly where sensitive surfaces like those found on aluminum blanks are involved, the laser blanking line provides nearly the same output as a conventional die-based press blanking line. Cutting edges with increased quality and less burr Another benefit is that since the blanking shape can be changed at the push of a button, customers save money by eliminating the costs of purchasing, storing, maintaining and repairing expensive dies and the work requi ɕѼեѡȁ̸Q)͕ȁѕՔͼɽ٥́ȵՅ)̸ͥɽѡ͔مх̰ѡ)啅ȁɽՍѥ͡ݕͥЁɕՍѥ)хѥ͕䁑х̀ѕȤ)յձѥѡɵ)յȁ͕ȁ́ɥ)幅܁Q䁅ɔɕ䁥͔)ѡѽѥٔ丁 ѽ́ٔ)ɕ͕ѡѼٔͅѕɥѡ́)ЁѼ᥉ѥѡЁѡЁѱ)եչѥݽɬ́ȁͅ丁=)=4ɕѱɑȁȁѡ)ɽMձȸ()ܹ͍ձɝɽ1͕ɉ)UȁՅɽՍѥѥ̰ѡ)͕ȁəɵѡ)ɅՅ䁅ɕЁѼ(ɍи%MɍMձ(ȁQU 9]L)Յ