With the maturity and rapid development of laser technology, laser cutting technology has also developed from sheet metal cutting to metal pipe cutting. The birth and application of professional metal pipe laser cutting machine have greatly improved the processing efficiency of metal pipes.The professional metal pipe laser cutting machine is mainly for standard metal pipes (round pipes, rectangular pipes, etc.), profiles (channel steel, angle steel, etc.) and some special-shaped pipes. At present, there are many types of metal pipe laser cutting machines on the market, which can be roughly divided into two types according to the axial feeding method of the pipe.
1.Fixed Material Cutting Type
This type of metal tube laser cutting machine only processes fixed-length pipes. It is mostly used to process the contour of the pipe surface with constant axis and changing cross section, but it cannot process both ends of the pipe. Although the fixed material cutting type laser pipe cutting machine has great limitations and low production efficiency, it also occupies a large market share because of its specificity.
2. Feeding Cutting Type
This type of metal tube laser cutting machine is mainly used for the processing of coaxial pipes with the same cross-section. It can not only process various contour shapes on the surface of the pipe, but also cut according to the design length of the pipe part within the design stroke of the machine tool. Compared with the fixed material cutting type laser pipe cutting machine, the feeding cutting type laser pipe cutting machine has stronger flexibility and scalability, and the cutting efficiency is higher. It currently occupies the majority of the professional laser pipe cutting machine market.
With the development of laser pipe cutting machines, punching holes in pipes is no longer a function that only punching machines have. The laser pipe cutting machine can not only easily cut holes of various shapes in the pipe, but also does not need to change the mold frequently during the cutting process. The hole size accuracy is higher and the pipe is not deformed after being punched.
2.Bevel Cutting Function
The traditional saw blade type pipe cutting machine can only cut the bevel angle between 45 degrees and 90 degrees, and it is necessary to manually push the head to the required angle during cutting, which makes it difficult to ensure the cutting accuracy. Moreover, if the pipe is to be processed at the arc, another machine is required to process it. The laserpipe cutting machine can cut pipes at any angle and arc, and the cutting accuracy, cutting effect, and cutting efficiency are higher.
The splicing and etching processes are indispensable for the decorations processed by various metal pipes in life. The laser pipe cutting machine can easily etch various patterns on the surface of the pipe, making the processing of the pipe easier.
The Development Trend of Metal Tube Laser Cutting Machine
1. High Precision and Efficiency
In the future, the demand for pipes will increase, and the processing requirements will also become higher and higher. Improving processing accuracy and production efficiency are necessary factors for the rapid development of professional metal pipe laser cutting machine.
The needs of users will continue to change over time, and the modular design can add or replace related functional components in time according to user requirements. Satisfying user needs can maximize the interests of both parties.
There are already many tube laser cutting machines equipped with automatic loading and unloading. The development of automation can effectively liberate labor and alleviate the problem of labor shortage in enterprises.
With the popularization of the “Industry 4.0” concept and the maturity of 5G technology, metal tube laser cutting machine will surely be fully automated. That is, it integrates information collection, order placement, feeding, loading, pipe identification, length measurement, automatic calling program cutting, feeding, palletizing and shipping, and finally realizes intelligence.
Jinan Senfeng Laser Technology Co., Ltd. focuses on the R&D, production and sales services of laser cutting, welding, cleaning and cladding equipment. It can provide global customers with more professional, high-quality, and more advanced laser and numerical control equipment. If you want to know more about metal pipe laser cutting machine, please contact SENFENG LEIMING.
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