Fiber laser cutting brings a wide range of advantages to the cutting process, such as delivering high accuracy, producing a low-heat influence, and Messer Cutting Systems’  fiber lasers also offer low maintenance and high efficiency.

As the laser beam is guided via a fiber cable, no adjustment is necessary between laser source and carriage. Also, no purging gas is needed.

With a wall plug efficiency of up to 30 percent, fiber lasers are much more efficient than CO2 lasers. The cutting quality in mild steel is comparable up to 15 millimeters in thickness. Mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum are able to be cut.

Key Fiber Laser Features

  • Maximum power up to 10 kilowatts.
  • Plug-and-play design.
  • Excellent cutting and marking quality.
  • Different models are available, from 2,000 to 10,000 watt systems.
  • A 20-meter (65.6-foot) fiber cable is included, providing for an extremely large cutting area and flexibility in the placement of the unit.
  • Three times more efficient than CO2 lasers.
  • Does not require laser gas, making for a cost-saving operation.
  • Cutting speeds comparable with CO2 lasers.
  • Produces virtually dross-free cuts.

Fiber Laser Straight Cutting Technology From Messer Cutting Systems 

Messer Cutting Systems offers a range of fiber laser cutting technologies, from our MetalMaster Xcel fiber laser cutting machine offers Precitec ProCutter, a fiber laser cutting head, and YLS Series power units and supplies.

Let’s explore these solutions’ features and how they benefit our customers.

MetalMaster Xcel is a Large-Format Fiber Laser Cutter

Messer Cutting Systems’ MetalMaster Xcel boasts industry-leading speeds for increased production. This fiber laser cutter delivers fast operating sequences, extraordinary precision and world-class cutting quality. The MetalMaster Xcel features state-of-the-art traversing speeds of 3,000 inches per minute, robust design and high acceleration drives.

The MetalMaster Xcel is also highly versatile, being able to serve as two machines in one with the fiber laser and plasma combination. With this feature, critical internal features to be cut with the fiber laser and external features are cut at higher speeds with the plasma cutter. In addition, it can run individually for best quality and productivity.

The MetalMaster Xcel also features multiple tool capability with maximum performance and versatility. Its precision fiber laser and plasma cutting option, in conjunction with linear ways and helical gear rack, creates the finest cut part edge quality. Additional options include plasma beveling, oxyfuel cutting, drilling up to a half-inch, marking, pipe and tube cutting, and so much more. 

The Xcel is best suited with time-saving material handling equipment to move cut plates featuring a shuttle table system, enclosure, and storage towers. Material handling systems coupled with the latest digital software “Intelligent Cutting™”, is an all in one package of the entire production process, including ERP, job management and control, reporting, live data accessible online, including many other tasks.  Ask your sales representative about these solutions. 

Watch the PlasmaFlex material handling featuring the MetalMaster Xcel.

MetalMaster Xcel Standard Features and Benefits

  • Machine cutting widths available are 6 foot (1.8 meters), 8 foot (2.4 meters) and 10 foot (3 meters).
  • Cutting lengths: 10 foot (3 meters) machines can expand in 5 foot (1.524 meters) increments to 55 feet (16.76 meters).
  • Cut 26-gauge to 2 to 3 inch-thick plate based on the process.
  • Cuts mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
  • Machine motion accuracy is an exceptional +/- 0.002 inches (0.45 millimeters) over an 80-inch area and verified with a laser interferometer.
  • Positioning speeds up to 3,000 inches per minute with acceleration up to 193 feet/sec2. or 0.5 g.
  • The Slagger® self-cleaning zoned and ducted dry exhaust table.
  • Windows® based Global ControlPlus with easy-to-use operator interface.
  • Multiple reference-point positions for efficient start-of-cut locations.
  • High-speed CSL Torch Lifter (1,180 inches per minute) with arc voltage height control and infinite adjustable programmable retract, offered only by Messer, features the SureStop Collision Sensor with easy and accurate torch reset.
  • Fast installation and relocation due to modular design.
  • Virtual Service™ remote diagnostics and consultation.
  • Designed and manufactured in the USA to machine tool and ISO 230-2 standards.
  • UL/CUL-certified.

MetalMaster Xcel Optional Features and Benefits

  • Two plasma torches, each with a maximum of 400 amp capacity.
  • Two fiber lasers operating at up to 10 kilowatts.
  • Plasma bevel units: Deltae, Bevel-R® and Manual Plasma Stripping Bevel Unit for X-Axis.
  • Two Turbo Flame™ or three ALFA oxyfuel torches (maximum).
  • Gas cutting with advanced oxyfuel technology using Omniflow automated gas regulation system.

MetalMaster Xcel Model Measurements

Model Machine Width 6’ Machine Width 8’Machine Width 10’Machine Clearance Length
MetalMaster Xcel6’ by 10’, 15’, 20’, 25’, 30’, 40’, 50’, 55’ all153.8” (12.81’)
MetalMaster Xcel8’ by 10’, 15’, 20’, 25’, 30’, 40’, 50’, 55’ all177.8” (14.81’)
MetalMaster Xcel10’ by 10’, 15’, 20’, 25’, 30’, 40’, 50’, 55’ all201.8” (16.81’)
MetalMaster Xcel10’248.3” (20.69’)
MetalMaster Xcel15’312.3” (26.02’)
MetalMaster Xcel20’376.3” (31.35’)
MetalMaster Xcel25’440.3 (36.69’)
MetalMaster Xcel30’504.2” (42.02’)
MetalMaster Xcel40’632.3” (52.69’)
MetalMaster Xcel50’760.3” (63.35’)

Precitec Procutter is a Fully Equipped Fiber Laser Cutting Head

Used on the MetalMaster Xcel. 

Messer Cutting Systems’ Precitec ProCutter is a fiber laser cutting head that utilizes fiber optic cable for beam transmission. This capability enables this head to be used in conjunction with the plasma cutting process because no mirrors will contaminate it.

Precitec’s EG8030 height-sensing system maintains a constant height at high cut speeds to achieve optimum cut quality.

The Precitec Procutter is available on Messer Cutting Systems’ MetalMaster Xcel machine.

Precitec ProCutter Features and Benefits

  • Automatic focus position for fast machine setup and reduced piercing time.
  • Cutting head takes constant high cutting speeds at any operating temperature.
  • Beam path is completely sealed against microdust.
  • Simple and safe cartridge replacement system with tool-center-point retention.
  • Permanent protective window monitoring.
  • Exchangeable lens cartridge.
  • Quick-change protective window cartridges.
  • LED operating status display.
  • Display of operating parameters via Bluetooth®.
  • Pressure monitoring available in the nozzle area (gas cutting) and in the head.
  • Precitec EG8030 height-sensing system maintains a constant height at high cut speeds to achieve optimum cut quality.
  • Precitec HP Plus collimator.
  • Collision protection via ceramic insert near the cutting nozzle.
  • Standard maximum laser power is 10 kilowatts and 150 millimeter focal length. (Customization is available by request.)

YLS Series Features Robust Power Supplies for Fiber Laser Cutting

IPG Photonic’s high-power CW Ytterbium Fiber Laser YLS Series systems are designed from active optical fibers and semiconductor diodes. These systems merge two of the most innovative and advanced laser technologies.

Fiber lasers use single-emitter semiconductor diodes as the light source to pump active fibers. The laser beam emitted is contained within optical fibers and delivered through an armored flexible cable. Active fibers—special optical fibers doped with rare earth ions—allow for an extremely bright light from a very small core. This makes possible the production of kilowatt class output with excellent beam quality.

YLS Series power supply systems are available on Messer Cutting Systems’ MetalMaster Xcel machine.

YLS Series Features and Benefits

  • Plug-and-play design.
  • Excellent cutting and marking quality.
  • Models are available in wattages of 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000, 6,000 8,000, and 10,000.
  • 20-meter (65.6-foot) fiber cable included providing for an extremely large cutting area and flexibility in the placement of the unit.
  • Three times more efficient than CO2 lasers.
  • Does not require laser gas, making for cost-saving operation.
  • Cutting speeds comparable to CO2 lasers.
  • Produces virtually dross-free cuts.

YLS Series Cut Plate Measurements

Increased laser power results in faster cutting speeds and improved cut quality. 

SeriesMild SteelStainless SteelAluminum
2000Up to ⅝”Up to ½”Up to 7/16
3000Up to ¾”Up to ⅝”Up to ½”
4000Up to ¾”Up to ⅝”Up to ½”
5000Up to ¾”Up to ⅝”Up to ½”
6000Up to ¾”Up to ⅝”Up to ½”
8000Up to ¾”Up to ⅝”Up to ½”
10,000Up to 1”Up to 1”Up to ¾”

What is a Fiber Laser?

A fiber laser is a laser in which the active medium is an optical fiber doped with rare elements such as erbium, dysprosium, holmium, neodymium, praseodymium, thulium or ytterbium.

What is a Fiber Laser Cutting Machine?

A fiber laser cutting machine uses a fiber laser to produce cuts in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum that are accurate while being highly efficient.

Many favor fiber laser cutters not only for their precision, accuracy, and efficiency, but also their need for low heat input.

Questions About Messer Cutting Systems’ Fiber Laser Cutting Machine and Technology?

Do you have any questions about Messer Cutting Systems’ fiber laser cutting machines and technology?

As suppliers of solutions for metalworking industry problems, it’s important to us that we always offer you the best solution for your individual requirements.

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