Fiber laser cutting machine VS CO2 laser cutting machine
Fiber laser cutting machine who has been able to gain a firm foothold in the market and gradually replace the traditional cutting process is due to its unique advantages in all aspects. So where is he good?
On the one hand, CO2 laser cutting machine have a wide cutting range and can cut thick metal sheets, aluminum and other highly reflective materials. At the same time, the cutting thickness of CO 2 laser cutting machine for nonmetallic materials such as acrylic, wood material, PVC and so on can reach 60 mm.
On the other hand , although the cutting gap of the CO2 laser cutting machine is thin , the speed is very slow when the thick plate is processed , the divergence of the light beam is large , and the laser cutting machine is not suitable for large-scale metal sheets processing . In the case of thin metal plates, the cutting speed of equal power fiber laser cutting machine is 2-3 times higher than that of CO2, and the cutting section is more smooth.
The maintenance cost of CO2 laser cutting machine is high, not only the price of front and rear mirrors are expensive, but also the life of turbine bearings is only 8,000 hours, and the replacement cost is thousands of US dollars per pair. At the same time, the CO2 laser cutting machine produces gas consumption, and the photoelectric conversion rate is only 8%-10%. The fiber laser cutting machine almost has no consumables, and its photoelectric conversion rate can reach 30%which is more energy saving.
3.From a maintenance
The laser structure of CO2 laser cutting machine is complex, the maintenance is not convenient, and the operation requirement is high， however，fiber laser cutting machine is easy to maintain, can work in a bad environment and has a high tolerance to dust, shock, shock, humidity and temperature.
From the above points, we can see that fiber laser cutting machine has more advantages than the CO2 laser cutting machine in metal processing.