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Tube Processing Made Easy

Tube Processing Made Easy

Tube Processing Made Easy

Bystronic’s laser cutting system offers manufacturing companies an easy entry into tube processing—a field of business with a bright future.

For sheet metal processing companies that want to expand their portfolio to include tube processing, to capture a wider market including automotive and construction industries right through to furniture, machine, and equipment manufacturers, Bystronic’s ByTube 130 is the optimal solution.

The automated system reduces the need for manual interventions to a minimum and thus makes the entry into the field of tube processing particularly easy. At the same time, the machine covers a very wide range of requirements: Since 85 percent of the market potential lies in the small tube segment, the ByTube 130 is geared toward the processing of tubes with diameters between 10 and 130 mm. The machine has a loading capacity of 17 kg/m. The 2D cutting head allows a large proportion of customer requests to be processed, since vertical cuts account for 90 percent of the market.

Fibre Laser Ensures Speed and Flexibility

The wide processing spectrum offers users the flexibility required to process a diverse range of orders. In addition, the ByTube 130 has the potential to replace complex and cost-intensive processing steps: A growing number of manufacturing companies are discovering laser cutting as an alternative to the two separate processes of sawing and drilling. The fibre laser performs both at once – and considerably faster. Thanks to clean cutting edges, deburring is also a thing of the past. This not only results in reduced labor costs. The costs per part are also reduced thanks to higher throughput speeds, which constitutes a huge advantage in the competition for the best price.

Available in two performance levels – 2 or 3 kilowatts – the fibre laser aggregate of the ByTube 130 excels with outstanding energy efficiency. While fibre laser technology has already established itself for the cutting of sheet metal, it is now also gaining popularity in the field of tube processing for both thin and thicker materials. The consistent cutting quality is another compelling argument in favor of fibre laser technology. And due to its shorter wavelength compared to CO2 laser technology, it has no problems with highly reflective non-ferrous metals, such as copper and brass.

Users thus benefit from three key advantages: variety of materials, efficiency, and cutting precision. Because companies that are able to process a wide variety of materials, meet tight deadlines, and deliver consistently high quality stay ahead in the competition for orders.

Software Turns Beginners Into Pros

Visualizing parts and models, creating cutting plans, and monitoring production processes: State-of-the-art sheet metal processing is not possible without high-performance software. With the new ByVision Tube user interface, Bystronic unites all the functions associated with the laser cutting of tubes on a touch screen. Entry-level users do not require extensive experience to be able to start producing with the ByTube 130. Cutting jobs are set up rapidly, and the interface is highly intuitive.

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