Fagor Automation has been cooperating with Unity Prima for years to optimize the performance of their machines; Unity Prima is one of the most relevant high-power Laser cutting machine manufacturers in China. Thanks to this contribution, the CNC’s of this Basque company has become the main reference on the Chinese Laser cutting market.The Laser, a universal tool
The Laser is one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, it is known as a universal tool and has many applications both in the industrial world as in the household industry. Some highly technical industrial processes need to be further complemented with Laser processing equipment. These machines must provide great cutting accuracy for welding, drilling and special machining operations as well as material modification, etc..
Unity Prima, a Laser cutting reference
Competing at the forefront of that market, we can find Shanghai Unity Prima Laser Machinery Co., Ltd., one of the main high-power Laser cutting machine manufacturers in China with more than 50% of the domestic market.
Their products are widely used in the arms industry as well as in aerospace, transportation, oil and other industries. Their customer network covers India, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey and Brazil, among others.
One of the goals of Unity Prima is to become one of the four main Laser industries in the world in high added value applications (they are now in the 7th position). To reach this goal, they are planning on investing heavily on research and development to come up with top performance products and cutting-edge technology.
Fagor Automation increases the functions and features of the machines
Fagor Automation has been cooperating with Unity Prima for years to optimize the performance of their machines and, as a result, Fagor CNC’s have become the main reference on the Chinese Laser market.
Besides the advantages already known of Fagor’s high speed cutting, their CNC’s have made possible to remotely control the Laser systems and improve the features and competitiveness of their machines.
Recently, the cooperation between the two companies has led to the development of the “grid cutting” feature for the CNC 8070. This feature is a machining strategy that significantly improves machine productivity when making many small parts from a single sheet of metal. During the cutting of the parts, the spindle moves at high speed over the sheet while the Laser beam turns on and off.
For example, the SLCF-XL combines cantilever type flying optics laser cutting machine with small worktable and gantry type machine-mounted cutting machine, which makes the processing range wider. It is usually applied in large sheet metal cutting and can be used in ship building, bridges and other industries.