Fluiten Italia S.p.A. Takes Delivery Of A LASERDYNE 430 Fiber Laser System
Laserdyne 430 four-axis fiber laser system delivered recently
to Fluiten Italia S.p.A. The operator is shown preparing the
system for a new project. The company is using its new
Laserdyne 430 system for a broad range of applications in
the manufacture of seals used in nuclear reactor columns,
naval vessels and petro chemical refineries.
August 23, 2012.
Champlin, Minnesota: Prima Power Laserdyne, the world leader in precision multi-axis
laser machining systems, announced that Fluiten Italia S.p.A. of Milan Italy has taken delivery of
a LASERDYNE 430 four-axis fiber laser system.
Founded in 1962, Fluiten is Europe's premier designer and manufacturer of mechanical
seals used in a broad range of applications including nuclear reactor columns, naval vessels,
pharmaceutical processing systems, and petro chemical refineries, to name just a few. The
newly acquired LASERDYNE 430 will be used to precision weld high-pressure and temperature
resistant components used in the manufacture of Fluiten seals.
"We are especially pleased with Fluiten's order for a LASERDYNE 430 system," stated
Terry L. VanderWert, President of Prima Power Laserdyne. "Increasingly, manufacturers
requiring precision welded components are finding it advantageous to invest in the best
manufacturing technology available and that more often means LASERDYNE laser system
technology. Laserdyne was one of the first system providers to offer fiber laser technology to our
customers. We have found it initially very effective for precision cutting, and many of our
customers who manufacture turbine engine component are using this to great success."
"Fluiten will be utilizing the full array of LASERDYNE hardware and software features
integrated with the latest high power fiber laser,” Mr. VanderWert reported. “Highly efficient fiber
lasers provide both operational advantages as well as key technical features associated with the
small beam diameter and deep penetration welding. An area of interest for both companies is
that with Fluiten's welding applications, there is an opportunity to combine the motion and
process control capability associated with LASERDYNE beam quality and control of the fiber
lasers to create welding processes that meet the most demanding requirements. This was
accomplished through the joint efforts of Luca Bianchini, European Sales Manager for
LASERDYE and Allan Callander, Product Manager for the LASERDYNE 430 product."
The LASERDYNE 430 is a four-axis system designed for precision cutting, welding and
drilling 2 and 3 dimensional components. The system operates at speeds up to 800 inch/min in
the X, Y, Z axis (0-20 m/min) with bi-directional accuracy of 0.0005 inch (12.7 micrometer). This
accuracy is throughout the system’s 585 x 408 x 508 mm work envelope, making it ideal for
laser processing a broad range of Fluiten components manufactured to UNI EN 12756 (ex DIN
24960) standards. These include laser processing helical spring seals, bi-directional seals, and
seals with integral flanged and jacketed casings at the highest rates with precision quality.
The LASERDYNE 430 system has LASERDYNE’S latest and most powerful system
controller, the S94P. The LASERDYNE 430 includes the full complement of LASERDYNE
hardware / software features where required, with features such as BreakThrough® Detection
(BTD) and LASERDYNE’S patented Automatic Focus Control® (AFC). These features have
been employed by system users to laser process complex electronic, medical, and turbine
engine components in far shorter cycle times with superior quality than other laser systems.
Fluiten Italia S.p.A. is an ISO 9000 and Vision 2000 accredited company founded in 1962
specializing in designing and manufacturing a broad line of mechanical seals used in
applications ranging from energy to chemical processing. From the smallest 200 mm diameter
water seal used in water purification systems to the largest seal fitted to the bottom of a nuclear
reactor column that operates at 350°C, Fluiten's products are known for their precision and high
quality. Most of the products are used in extreme operating conditions and have made the
Fluiten name synonymous with outstanding technical expertise and stringent quality control.
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and over 300 systems dedicated to aerospace / defense manufacturing in use worldwide. In
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