Lasernut Installs New Mitsubishi GX-F ADVANCED Fiber Laser
Lasernut President Cody Waggoner said that the new fiber laser already has increased overall capacity, productivity, and profitability at its 40,000-square-foot Norco, Calif. facility.
“It is just a mind-blowing, amazing machine,” Waggoner said. “I had never been sold on fiber lasers because of micro-burr and concerns about edge quality, but the GX-F has burr reduction technology that makes burr non-existent.”
The GX-F ADVANCED Series also has Mitsubishi gas-reduction technology, which allows the laser to deliver more power while using up to 77 percent less nitrogen.
Waggoner said this technology already is 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, he said.
“It’s already made a measurable impact on our business,” he said.
Lasernut, which is known for fast turnaround, was backlogged and even turning away jobs before installing the GX-F in early June. Within two weeks of installation, the new laser was operating at full capacity, the backlog was eliminated, and lead times were reduced, Waggoner said.
Operators needed very little training because AI does so much of the work and the smartphone-like control panel is easy to use, he said.
Other key features of the GX-F ADVANCED Series include:
● AI-assisted cutting that optimizes cutting performance
● 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
Built with all major Mitsubishi components, the GX-F ADVANCED Series is one of
the only laser systems in the industry with a single source for service and support. MC Machinery’s regionalized network of technicians and applications support specialists is the largest in the industry.
Waggoner said that the timeline from purchasing the new laser to delivery and installation was only a few weeks, and the laser was up and running much faster than he expected.
“The laser was running production parts within five days from delivery, which is insane,” he said. “MC Machinery did everything they promised and more. It is great to be able to work with a company that has the same values as ours.”
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