New TruFiber S fiber lasers for demanding industrial welding and cutting use // robust, reliable, low maintenance // high process stability // versatile, end-to-end solution from a single source
TRUMPF presents the next generation of fiber lasers
FARMINGTON, Conn., January 31, 2023 – The high-tech company TRUMPF is set to unveil its new line of TruFiber S fiber lasers to the North American market at the Photonics West 2023 trade show in San Francisco, California. The versatile new fiber lasers are true multipurpose tools for welding and cutting thick, thin and particularly challenging materials. With up to six kilowatts of power output and a sophisticated array of optics, sensors and software, the versatile new TruFiber 6000 S fiber laser is well-suited for fast, deep engraving and a wide range of other demanding industrial welding and cutting applications in different industries.
TruFiber S – a true multipurpose tool
The TruFiber S pairs a powerful beam source with advanced features such as BrightLine Weld, a technology serving to boost process quality and productivity. BrightLine Weld can distribute the full laser power between the core and the surrounding ring in a two-in-one laser light cable. The TruFiber 6000 S’s beam delivery system comes with one output or two outputs which can deliver laser light to two systems. Connecting and disconnecting laser light cables is easy and convenient, making the TruFiber S an excellent choice for large production lines.
TruFiber S fiber lasers feature Active Power Control to keep output power constant. A power sensor compares the value preset on the laser with the actual reading at microsecond intervals. In the event of a discrepancy, the power level is adjusted automatically. This keeps the laser power output constant, day after day for years to come. Robust processing optics and programmable focusing optics (PFO) facilitate remote welding and drilling. VisionLine image processing ensures accuracy during welding. It automatically pinpoints the target position for the weld on the component. CalibrationLine Focus checks and corrects the focus position on the part. CalibrationLine Power does the same for the laser power level. This check-and-correction routine takes place at user-definable intervals.
Smart process surveillance
Smart View Services is real-time surveillance tool with clearly arranged dashboards and straightforward displays for customers to monitor key data of their lasers wherever in the world they may be. It also sends this data to TRUMPF, for experts to continuously check and verify parameters’ validity and draw on machine learning to determine if maintenance is needed. This remote monitoring can help boost the manufacturing plant’s availability and efficiency.
An interface enables the customer to load all data sourced from the laser, optics and sensors to the company database. The customer can easily archive and track all process-relevant parameters for years, for example, for quality assurance.
TRUMPF is a high-tech company offering manufacturing solutions in the fields of machine tools and laser technology. The company drives digital connectivity in the manufacturing through consulting, platform products and software. TRUMPF is a technology and market leader in highly versatile machine tools for sheet metal processing and in the field of industrial lasers. In 2021/22, the company employed some 16,500 people and generated sales of about 4.2 billion euros. With more than 80 subsidiaries, the TRUMPF Group is represented in nearly every European country as well as in North America, South America and Asia. The company has production facilities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the United States, Mexico and China.
The optics setup in a TRUMPF fiber laser.
TruFiber 6000 S
With up to six kilowatts of power output and a sophisticated array of optics, sensors and software, the versatile new TruFiber 6000 S fiber laser is well-suited for fast, deep engraving and a wide range of other demanding industrial welding and cutting applications in different industries.