Laser cutting is a thermal cutting process for processing sheet metal. The laser beam is created by the laser source (resonator), conducted by a transport fiber or mirrors in the machine cutting head where a lens focuses it at very high power on a very small diameter. This focused laser beam meets the sheet metal and melts it.
Bystronic uses two types of laser sources: Fiber laser and CO₂ laser.
Bending is a procedure for forming a flat, sheet metal workpiece. It immediately follows cutting in the processing chain. The workpiece lies on a bottom tool with a v-shaped opening. A wedge-shaped tool (punch) presses the workpiece into the v-opening and thus bends it to the desired angle.
Automation solutions optimize material flow, improve machine use and increase work and process reliability. The building blocks are modular so that the degree of automation can be adapted at a later date. The solutions range from simple handling to fully automatic operation.
Automation solutions for bending accelerate the workflows, increase the manufacturing quality, and exploit the maximum potential of the integrated bending systems. Depending on the requirements, automation solutions from Bystronic assist bending processes thanks to the fully automatic execution of bending jobs, intelligent material handling, and automated tool changing. Upon request, Bystronic seamlessly integrates fully automated bending sequences into upstream and downstream processes.
In modern sheet metal processing environments, software solutions open up unique competitive advantages. In the background behind the cutting, bending, and automation process steps, high-performance software from Bystronic supports the entire information and data flow. With BySoft 7, Plant Manager, and Bystronic MES, Bystronic offers solutions that facilitate a digitally networked manufacturing environment that guides users from the incoming order to the finished part, in a fast and efficient workflow.
Bystronic is a leading global provider of high-quality solutions for the sheet metal processing business. The focus lies on the automation of the complete material and data flow of the cutting and bending process chain. Bystronic’s portfolio includes laser cutting systems, press brakes, and associated automation and software solutions. Comprehensive services round off the portfolio.
The company headquarters are located in Niederönz (Switzerland). Three additional development and production locations are located in Gotha (Germany), in Tianjin (China), and in Shenzhen (China). Bystronic is actively represented by its sales and service subsidiaries in more than 30 countries and has agents in numerous other countries.
As a reliable partner, Bystronic stands for high-performance innovations, local expertise, and service excellence.
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