A new angle in processing

New TruLaser Tube 7000 with pivoting cutting head

TruLaser Tube 7000

Tru Laser Tube 7000
The new TruLaser Tube 7000 is fitted with a new pivoting laser cutting head and a flexible output station

Photo: TRUMPF Group



April 19, 2012

Ditzingen, April 19, 2012 – The new TRUMPF laser tube cutting machine TruLaser Tube 7000 has numerous unique functions. For the first time ever, it is fitted with a new pivoting laser cutting head. The capacity to make bevel cuts, slanted by up to 45 degrees and superior in quality, opens up entirely new manufacturing options. That is true not only for mild steel, but for many applications in stainless steel and aluminum, as well. Precise miters and chamfers can be achieved – and they are essential to create close fits in subsequent welding operations.

This fully automatic laser tube cutting system makes for operations with a significant reduction in non-productive times, while cutting tubing and profiles of up to 250 mm in diameter, at wall thickness of as much as 8 mm. Trials at customers’ sites have shown that the design of the TruLaser Tube 7000 makes for exceptionally reliable processes. Stepped rollers support the tube and automatically adapt to the diameter of the workpiece. The self-centering clamping jaws accommodate varying tube geometries, and do this automatically. The FocusLine regulation mechanism keeps the laser’s focal position constant and automatically adapts to take account of the material’s alloy and gauge. The machine’s software changes laser parameters as necessary, depending on which specific tube or profile is to be machined. All this results in consistently high quality and is profitable even in short production runs.

TruLaser Tube 7000 Schraegschnitt
The capacity to make bevel cuts, slanted by up to 45 degrees and superior in quality, opens up entirely new manufacturing options.

Photo: TRUMPF Group


Also new is the flexible output station. Responding to the job’s requirements, it can sort finished parts onto moving conveyor tables, into pallet cages, or into other containers. The LoadMaster Tube is a charging unit that automates material flows from the very outset. The tube magazine can hold up to four tons of feedstock material which the LoadMaster Tube – after a plausibility check – moves forward for processing. In this check the machine’s software compares the geometry of the tubing with the specifications in the database. This helps prevent downtimes due to operating errors. The grippers in the LoadMaster Tube adjust to match the tube lengths previously measured. It is, of course, still possible to load the machine either manually or semi-automatically, making use of a pivoted conveyor section. Thus single tubes can be machined, too – both quickly and without complication.

TruLaser Tube 7000 Geschnittenes Profil
Precise miters and chamfers can be achieved – and they are essential for the close fits needed to prepare for subsequent welding operations.

Photo: TRUMPF Group


TRUMPF has also made significant advances in ergonomic design. Newly designed safety gates make for improved accessibility and a control panel on the flexible carrying arm improves access for the machine’s operator.

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