Whenever part appearance is crucial, it is essential to handle the material in controlled manner. This applies to both the whole bar and to the cut parts. Mishandling can lead to nicks and scratches that can cause rejects and other quality issues.
Parts processed on the Lasertube family of machines are constantly supported and transferred on non-marring surfaces. Nicks are scratches are avoided to preserve surface integrity and to obtain high quality results for the entire production run.
The effectiveness of a production process is not unlike a relay race. Its results depends strongly on its overall efficiency. This means both cutting efficiency and the rapid and efficient handling of the raw bars straight through to the discharge of the finished parts.
Scratch-proof, non-marring transfer surfaces and accurate settings of the bar gripping devices keep the part surface finish intact while the laser does the cutting. Bars transfer through the machine on slides and finished parts are accumulated on a collection bench that prevents nicks and scratches.