ByStar Fiber now with tube processing

ByStar Fiber now with tube processing

July 2017

Insert tube, start laser, unload completed part. Laser cutting of tubes using the ByStar Fiber is now this simple. Bystronic now offers a new rotary axis for tube processing with the high-end fiber laser.

Recently Bystronic presented sheet processing with up 10 kilowatts of laser power. Now Bystronic is expanding the ByStar Fiber laser cutting system with the rotary axis for tube processing. The new function enables users to switch between flatbed laser cutting and tube processing in just a few simple steps.

The standard version of the new tube processing upgrade enables tubes with a circumscribed circle diameter of between 30 and 315 millimeters and a variety of lengths to be processed.

When purchasing a new ByStar Fiber, it can now be equipped with an integrated rotary axis. The operator simply inserts the tubes that are to be processed through a hatch on the side of the machine housing or directly through the sliding door on the long side of the machine. Thanks to the sliding door on the long side of the cutting area, ByStar Fiber users always have unlimited access to the parts that are to be processed. This facilitates both the set-up for tube processing jobs and the fast unloading of the completed cut parts.

The standard scope of delivery also includes the Tube Cutting software module. This module is an expansion for the BySoft 7 programming software. It allows users to design parts for tube processing, input existing CAD files, and edit them. Thanks to the intuitive software design, cutting plans for tubes are created in no time at all.

In order to support fast set-up times for tube processing, Bystronic has integrated an assistant function into the ByVision Cutting user interface. This assistant guides the machine operator through the set-up of tube processing jobs. Every set-up and operating step is visualized on the ByStar Fiber’s touch screen.

Rotary axis box for extended tube processing

In order to process longer tubes, Bystronic offers a mobile upgrade, the rotary axis box. The rotary axis box is easily attached to the ByStar Fiber. It enables tubes up to a length of 3 meters to be fed in through the hatch on the side of the machine housing for processing. The rotary axis box enables the precise positioning of long tubes and provides reliable shielding against laser radiation. When the rotary axis box is not in use, the machine operator can detach it in just a few simple steps. When laser cutting tubes up to 6 meters in length, users can expand the rotary axis box with an additional extension box. Upon request, Bystronic offers this extension box as an upgrade. The extension box also enables the precise positioning of tubes and reliable shielding against laser radiation.

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