Why is Fiber laser cutting machine better than CO2
Why the fiber laser cutting machine can quickly occupy the market and gradually replace the traditional cutting process?
The reason is that it has many obvious strengths.
So why is it better? Let’s make a comparison among fiber, CO2 and YAG laser cutting machine.
Ⅰ、Fiber laser cutter VS CO2 laser cutting machine
On one hand, CO2 laser cutting machine has a wide range of cutting.
It can cut thick metal sheet and high reflective material like aluminum plate.
For non-metallic materials like acrylic, wooden materials, PVC materials etc, the cutting thickness could be up to 60 mm.
Because of the continuous laser, cutting surface is smooth and of high quality.
On the other hand, the cutting seam of CO2 laser cutting machine is thin, but the speed of cutting thick sheet is very slow.
What’s more, for thin sheet processing, fiber laser of equal power with smooth cutting section cuts 2-3 times faster than CO2 laser.
The beam of CO2 laser is divergent and not suitable for large machining.
The maintenance cost of CO2 laser cutting machine is very high.
Not only front lens and back lens are expensive, but also the working life of turbine bearings.
It is shorter than one year and ￥80000/pair for new.
At the same time CO2 laser cutting machine would consume gas during processing.
And the photoelectric conversion rate is only 8% to 10% .
But fiber laser cutting machine almost consumes no material during processing.
And photoelectric conversion rate can reach 30%, which is more economic.
We know that CO2 laser cutting machine laser has complex structure, inconvenient maintenance and high operation requirements.
But the optical fiber laser cutting machine has simpler maintenance.
Besides,tolerance of dust, shocks , temperature and humidity in poor work environment.