Large-format CO2 laser systems by eurolaser are ideally suited for cutting filter materials. Cutting of such fabrics with conventional methods, such as punching with a knife, is extremely time-consuming, complex, dust-intensive and costly, because the cutting edges often fringe and therefore an additional cutting edge has to be factored right from the beginning. The tools are subject to wear and must be replaced, which is also costly and time-consuming. In addition, the shapes cannot be freely selected, because dieboards are required.
The contactless laser cutting allows distortion-free machining and the highest precision at the same time, which is particularly important in processing folded filters and voluminous filter fleeces, for example. Regardless of the fabric structure, processing can be carried out in all directions. Low dust generation during cutting reduces the amount of cleaning required significantly.
The thermal laser-processing of technical synthetic textiles melts the edges which are being cut. As the edges do not fringe when cut, they can be processed further right away. There is no tool wear and the cut quality is consistently high.
Suitable table solutions without fixation devices, which are fitted in all eurolaser systems, ensure the optimum position of the filter materials fed. In order to ensure fully automatic laser cutting directly from the roll, a conveyor belt system and a winding unit for processed textiles was developed. A dedicated nesting software by eurolaser provides for automated waste minimization in advance.
The parallel extension of the CO2 laser systems with additional tool options enables the additional use of labelling, ink-printing and ink markers to apply information the intermediate products for downstream processes.
Well-known manufacturers of special materials commission eurolaser to obtain a laser certification, which may be helpful for filter manufacturers who wish to use laser technology.
eurolaser is one of the world's premium suppliers of modular laser systems of up to 3.20 meters in width and length. Depending on the processing material, laser sources of 60 to 600 watts are used. The eurolaser table concepts are individually configured and are suitable for integration into industrial workflows 4.0. Can be seen live at FILTECH 2019.
Printed on 2019-02-23