Prima Power announces the launch of the new Laser Next 2141 3D fiber laser machine

The product is designed and developed to satisfy the needs of stamped-metal-parts manufacturers in diversified industrial sectors.

Prima Power is proud to announce the launch of its new Laser Next 2141 3D fiber laser machine. The product is designed and developed to satisfy the needs of stamped-metal-parts manufacturers in diversified industrial sectors, such as job shops, press shops, aerospace, agricultural, and automotive.

3D Fiber laser machine

Prima Power’s new Laser Next 2141 3D fiber laser machine. Photo: Prima Power.

The Laser Next 2141 will provide them an unparalleled flexibility in terms of processes, part sizes, and configurations, combined with state-of the-art performance, quality, and accuracy.

Laser Next 2141 is the new product in Prima Power’s 3D fiber laser machine range and the latest evolution of the Laser Next family. All the winning features of the Laser Next 1530 and 2130 systems, highly specialized for the processing of components for the automotive industry, are made available in this new product, which is designed to be as universal and multipurpose as possible. The working volume of this machine is the largest on the market (4140 x 2100 x 1020 mm) with a very compact footprint, and it is suitable to virtually all 3D stamped and flat sheet metal part sizes. Its technological features allow it to process both three-dimensional and two dimensional parts, and to easily switch from cutting to welding applications.

Laser Next 2141 is the perfect balance of speed, accuracy, and reliability. The linear motors on the main axes, the direct drive on the focusing head, and advanced control systems, provide the highest dynamics in its market segment, with single axis speed of 120 m/min and trajectory speed of 208 m/min. This is combined with maximum accuracy (Pa and Ps= 0.03 mm) in a very large working envelope and with the best Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE).

Laser Next 2141 is available in different configurations to better suit any production. The standard version with Fixed Tables exploits the entire working envelope to process large parts and features great accessibility from all sides. With the Split Cabin configuration, the working volume is separated by a removable wall and a sliding roof into two halves, where the parts are alternatively processed or loaded/unloaded in total safety. In this way, machine productivity is increased and, when needed for larger parts, the wall can be removed to restore the entire working envelope. For the fastest part handling operations without machine stops (cover time operation), the Turn-Table configuration is available. This is the ideal solution for large-series production of medium to large-size parts. The Shuttle Tables version allows the fast and automatic movement of parts and fixtures outside the working area from the sides or the front of the machine. This is the solution for allowing large and heavy parts to be handled outside the working area and in case of complex set-up. Combined with the Split Cabin, the Shuttle Tables configuration also allows cover time operations.

With its versatility and performance, Laser Next 2141 opens up new horizons for 3D parts processing. The Laser Next family, launched on the market in 2014, set new standards in large-series production of automotive components in terms of throughput and reliability. These unique features are also made available for small to medium-batch sizes for a wide range of applications in addition to hot stamped parts. What really sets this product apart is the combination of the highest productivity and efficiency with all-round flexibility. Laser Next 2141 is equipped with either a 3 or 4 kW Prima Power fiber laser, featuring high reliability, quality pumping diodes, better protection against back-reflections, a patented highly-reactive electronic shutter, and a high integration into the system.

As all Prima Power products, Laser Next 2141 is Industry 4.0 Inside and features innovative solutions for digital manufacturing and cloud-based communication. This productive and flexible machine interacts with the factory and with the whole enterprise, and customers have the power to remotely monitor, control, and predict the production process for the highest efficiency.


Read the original Prima Power press release here.