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Amada Miyachi America releases new laser processing workstation


November 28, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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AmadaMiyachi-WL300A

Amada Miyachi America has announced the new WL-300A laser processing workstation, configured for nanosecond pulsed fibre laser applications.

This laser workstation is a larger version of the LMWS laser marker workstation that is designed to accommodate larger parts.

Integrated with Amada Miyachi’s LMF fibre lasers (10-70 W), the WL-300A units have the same GUI and interface for transfer from prototype to production phase.

The WL-300A is available in bench-top or floor-standing options.

Featuring a fast and precise motorized Z-axis for focus adjustment, access to parts and tooling, and an optional XY table for step and repeat motion, the WL-300A offers a large viewing window for visual observation.

Lens options include F-Theta 100 mm, 160 mm, 254 mm, and 420 mm for marking a wide variety of parts and sizes. An optional compact motorized rotary axis is for marking and welding cylindrical parts. The workstation also provides part fixturing using the M6 threaded hole pattern mounting base plate. A fume extraction port is included with flexible tubing to extract fumes created during the laser process.

The WL-300A can handle a wide variety of mark types, including line-art graphics, shaded graphics, TrueType fonts, single-point or drill-object arrays, and Data Matrix or QR code barcodes; as well as MS AutoDate, MS TextMerge, serialization and barcode marks. Though primarily designed for laser marking and engraving applications, the laser source can also be used to weld and cut thin metals (up to 0.010” [250 micron]).