Jenoptik s business division laser systems in the field of lasers & material processing receives the American Vision Award 2013 for the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM. The JENOPTIK laser cutting system-VOTAN BIM is the product that have the greatest potential of the nominated products to solve business challenges through technological innovation. Jenoptik have clearly proven by the technological progress with the laser cutting system. Main criteria award were the three aspects of innovation, value and impact for the vision. Sponsored by the American Technology magazine of high tech views, the award program was launched in 1996 in life, to capture innovations in applications of information technology. The customer benefits of technology innovation is at the Centre of the assessment.
Laser machine for demanding tasks in the 3D-Metallbearbeitung. The Jenoptik’s Division had the JENOPTIK laser cutting system-VOTAN BIM (beam in motion) presented in the autumn of 2012 for the first time in the United States. The system combines a fixed laser with robot-assisted Motion sequences. The centerpiece is a laser robot with integrated beam Guide. The robot arm is unique, because the laser beam is fully integrated and extremely precise with a repeat accuracy of + 100 m can be done”, so Christon Manzella, sales manager of the Jenoptik laser systems in North America Division. With the new plant concept, currently, laser services can be used by up to 5 kilowatts.
The advantages of a robotic system, such as the high mobility and accessibility, precision and dynamics of the system, remain unchanged. Finds the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM for the laser cutting of 3D-Metallbauteilen especially in the automotive industry, for example for complex 3D-Karosserie-and construction parts or hydroformed tubes for exhaust systems and car body components. But also the machining of contours and the placement of function holes in so-called white goods, in tanks and containers are made considerably easier by the laser machine. The other possible applications Laser cutting system is the processing of thin metal parts and demanding profiles such as an aspirator or an exhaust system. “The innovation in the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM is in your flexibility in the processing speed and efficiency in cost and process maps, which offers various advantages above all car manufacturers and automotive suppliers”, summarizes Christon Manzella. The axis movements of the robot arms are up to 60 percent faster than the norm in the laser metal processing and allow therefore shorter cycle times than conventional metalworking laser robots.” Other advantages of the JENOPTIK laser machine-VOTAN BIM are an excellent contour accuracy for high-quality cutting result, short commissioning and implementation times and low operating costs through energy-efficient laser sources. Also, the laser cutting system distinguishes itself by its compact design and the extremely flexible handling as also dynamics.Tags: business & economy, trade