Compared to conventional machining methods, the non-contact laser process minimizes machining times by eliminating the set-up time and also reduces the costs associated with tool wear. Thanks to its excellent design and flexibility, the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM laser cutting machine is a virtually wear-free tool, perfect for a host of metal working applications. With a repeat accuracy of up to 50 μm in optimal conditions, this laser machine ranks among the most precise systems on the market. It cuts a circle or other standard contour in just one second, meaning its cycle time is significantly shorter than other robot systems.
The concept behind the JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM series is based on a beam guide inside the robot. This means that laser sources with a power of up to 4 kW can be used without the need for a complex external beam guide. The equidistant internal beam path ensures a stable beam quality. Several laser robots cutting in parallel can also be integrated into a single machine in order to achieve a higher output in a significantly reduced floor space. Furthermore the robot-based machines are the first to enable complete line integration of the laser cutting process and can be easily integrated into production lines or combined processing units. The JENOPTIK-VOTAN BIM is used in the automotive industry for cutting complex chassis components made of materials such as hot-formed and ultra-high strength steels as well as cast aluminum.