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Precision Laser Processing (PLP) has installed its second five-axis TruLaser Cell from TRUMPF. The TruLaser Cell 7040 adds to an existing 7020 model (installed in 2011) and has been introduced to double five-axis capacity and expand capability. The investment has already resulted in attracting new work to supply a manufacturer of aircraft engines.

PLP specialises in laser cutting, laser welding and laser drilling, although it can also offer waterjet cutting, forming, inspection and engineering support services to sectors that include aerospace, automotive, medical and general engineering.

Although the company already had a single-bed TruLaser 7020, it was looking to grow its five-axis laser capability. The company’s managing director, Bob Ghavami, said: ‘In the five-axis market, there are only two major providers and in our case TRUMPF provided the best technical solution with the TruLaser Cell 7040.’

The 7040 has a dual-station mode since it was installed in January 2014, and the company has used it mainly for high-volume automotive production in typical batch sizes of 1,000-off, and the 7020 for more complicated aerospace work in batches of around 10-off.

For automotive components, PLP makes parts from mild steel, zinc-coated steel and aluminium, whereas aerospace components are often made from nickel alloys, stainless steel and titanium alloys. Thickness varies up to a maximum of 5mm.

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Key benefits of product application

  • PLP has won a long-term contract to supply one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft engines in France. The TruLaser Cell has ensured that the time required to laser cut complex components has been reduced significantly, while meeting the exacting tolerances required by the aerospace industry.
  • According to TRUMPF, with the flexible TruLaser Cell 7040, manufacturers have everything they require, be it the processing of 2D or 3D components or tubes, either cutting or welding.
  • Uniform processing is said to be guaranteed with the TruLaser Cell thanks largely to the automatic raw beam adjustment of the laser across its entire operating range.
  • All of TRUMPF’s laser expertise is stored in the technology tables so operators can quickly adjust to suit different materials and sheet thicknesses for cutting and welding, while all mirrors are water cooled to guarantee stable processes and constant optical conditions. 

TECHNOLOGY THAT KEEPS YOU AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION

Remaining profitable today is a challenge and staying competitive in the future requires solutions that can adapt to your every-changing business needs. The technology built into TRUMPF precision machinery gives fabricators the flexibility to increase the efficiency of their high-quality, close-tolerance part production – in small batches or high volume jobs.

TRUMPF ranks among the world's leading manufacturers of production technology and industrial lasers. Technical solutions for its customers have been the company's focus since 1923. In every technology group TRUMPF machines are designed to minimise unit costs and to provide reliability and a rapid return on investment.

All machines are designed to accept flexible and expandable automation. The choices range from simple productivity gains from features such as automatic laser nozzle exchange through to all the elements necessary for full lights out production.

In the field of CO2 and solid state production lasers the TRUMPF product spectrum is now unparalleled and its experience extends from OEM systems to small hand-manipulation processing stations through to large 5-axis machines. It has competence at any level of power from 2W to 20kW.

The production processes for which TRUMPF lasers are designed are numerous and include welding, cutting, drilling, tube processing, surface treatment, additive manufacturing and component marking.

TRUMPF punching is much more than simply making holes. The TruPunch range of machines provides complete part processing – including forming – and virtually eliminates the need for secondary processing. And in its TruMatic series these benefits are combined with laser cutting; the best of both worlds.

The TRUMPF TruBend press brakes use patented technology to ensure that the bending angle is precise, right from the start and can handle small, complex or single components cost efficiently. Completing the main technology groups are the TRUMPF TruTool range of power and pneumatic portable fabrication equipment.

Under the umbrella of TruServices TRUMPF provides a highly comprehensive range of business services to support its customers. This starts with finance – TRUMPF operates its own bank – and includes full software support both at machine and business level. A wide range of predictive maintenance and service packages are also available as is application and product specific training.

With TRUMPF nothing is left to chance. In every aspect of its business, customers can be assured of quality and exceptionally value for money.

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