synchronized hydraulic press brake

History of press brakes, from the mechanical hybrid press to the hydraulic press brake

The hydraulic press brake of today is the result of constant evolution. Just like cars, for example, which have become high-tech means of transportation, the press brake is now a concentrate of technological and mechanical innovation. And yet, in the case of both the car and the press brake, the basic mechanical components are still basically the same as they were at the beginning. However, they have been improved and refined over time.

In order to understand the fundamental steps in the history of sheet metal bending, we suggest you to go back in time to discover some of the history of these historical machine tools that are essential for our customers today.

Mechanical press brakes

mechanical press brake

Mechanical folding machines are still used in many workshops to perform marginal machining, even though they are now considered prohibited from a safety point of view. Therefore, they can logically no longer be used by the staff. In the past, the best-known mechanical folding machines were made by Mariani or Omag and were characterized by extremely fast movement and high pressure force.

Hydraulic press brakes type "RG" Promecam

promecam hydraulic press brake

Born in France thanks to the intuition of the French-Italian Roger Giordano, the hydraulic folding machines type RG Promecam are compact machine tools.

Their most obvious feature is the movement of the bed, different from all other press brakes.

Indeed, if it is generally the upper part - called "crossbar" - that goes down, in this case, it is the bench that goes up.

The movement is obtained thanks to the thrust of a central hydraulic system. Simple and very reliable, they have practically made the history of the Italian press brake but not only. Nowadays, they do not comply with the safety regulations, as they do not have the speed change point and are not equipped with the modern safety systems.

Therefore, they can only work if they are adapted with specific kits.

They were distributed for a long time and it is still not uncommon today to find them in many workshops that are still operational; after the Second World War, they represented a real revolution, since the bench prevented the natural bending of the sleeper.

Moreover, since the latter was rather low and compact, it allowed to obtain large closed profiles that could "embrace" the upper part of the machine.

Synchronized hydraulic press brakes

synchronized hydraulic press brake

At present, the hydraulic synchronized press brake is the most common modern machine.

It guides the movement of the upper crossbar by means of two independent hydraulic cylinders operated by proportional valves.

In this way, the machine is more versatile and allows the operator to act on the two cylinders independently to modify the descent of the crossbar and prevent possible irregularities of the sheet. In fact, it often happens that a piece bends more on one side than on the other due to the variability of the raw material.

The numerical control of a synchronized hydraulic press brake is much more advanced than the positioner of the torsion bar press brake.

The CNC allows the operator to make many adjustments: from parking time in "bottom dead center" to fold speed at decompression.

The electric press brake

From a chronological point of view, they represent the latest evolution of press brakes and, even today, they are seen as a borderline solution for specific requirements.

They guarantee speed and repeatability, as well as low energy consumption. However, they are less versatile and have much higher costs than synchronized hydraulic folders.

Basically, there are two techniques to drive an electric folder: with recirculating ball screws or with adapted belts.

why invest in sheet metal racks

3 reasons to invest in a sheet metal storage system

Storage systems are an efficient solution for companies that handle large quantities of sheet metal or long products made of steel, stainless steel or aluminum. They offer many advantages such as savings in logistical time, organization, space and security.

In this article, we will give you an overview of the top 3 reasons why our customers invest in sheet metal storage systems, whether they are towers or racks, automated or not. 

1. Faster sheet metal storage than ever before

The main advantage of investing in storage racks for sheet metal is that they allow faster and more secure storage. Racks or storage towers for sheet metal are designed to accommodate sheet metal in a way that it is better organized and can be quickly moved back and forth between production and storage. This allows our customers to improve material flow and thus save time and space in their facilities. In addition, the storage racks protect the materials from external conditions and weathering, thus providing protection against corrosion.

2. Less manual handling of sheets for better safety

Sheet metal storage systems reduce manual handling. This greatly reduces the risk of damage to the sheets, the risk of injury to the operators and improves overall productivity. In addition, it is also possible to automate these storages with fully automated racks. This is the specialty of our German partner Remmert. On the other hand, we can consider standard or custom configurations. Each one can be equipped with additional security systems.

remmert sheet metal storage tower

3. More flexibility in production

Finally, storage racks offer companies greater flexibility. For example, our partner Remmert offers the creation of racks that are 100% customized to the size and dimensions of each workshop. The racks can be adapted to both small and large storage spaces, allowing companies to optimize space and use their storage space more efficiently.

Lhe intelligent control system SMART Control is the heart of the Remmert goods flow solution. It consists of two modules. On the one hand, the Control module, which enables the control of the system and is responsible for visualization, process control, diagnosis and troubleshooting. On the other hand, the WMS BASIC module which represents the inventory management system with simple and intuitive inventory management. These two modules form a powerful control system with an intuitive graphical user interface.

In conclusion, investing in sheet metal storage racks offers many benefits to businesses. It allows for more efficient storage, reduced costs, less manual handling, increased security and more flexibility through customization and automation. As you can see, sheet metal racks are an excellent solution for companies that handle large quantities of sheet metal.

laser cutting machine

How to choose a laser cutting machine ?

Introduction to industrial laser cutting

A laser cutting machine is a very flexible and versatile industrial equipment. These machines allow marking, welding and of course metal cutting. Moreover, companies also use it for more complex and specific applications, such as surface treatment or chemistry. Today, industrial laser technology has clearly reached maturity, especially with the innovation of fibre laser technology which has seen many new manufacturers appear. It is a market that is therefore, unsurprisingly, growing rapidly. (10% growth forecast between 2017 and 2021)

The starting point, the reflection for your laser cutting machine

When you want to invest in a laser machine, it is important to ask yourself the right questions. What will be the intensity of use of this machine? What are the different projects planned thanks to it? How much do I estimate my laser subcontracting currently?

All of these questions are essential before embarking on your project. Indeed, the laser investment requires your company to also invest in compressed air, gas, electricity, water and electricity. laser maintenance and above all a qualified workforce, with competent operators for your laser. For this, you can equip yourself with a nitrogen generator dedicated to laser cutting.

Then in a second step, based on the first answers, you can more easily establish a budget for your machine tool. It will have to be adapted according to your means, but above all according to the use of the production volumes you think you will achieve! Depending on this budget, you can then choose between the two technologies currently available on the market: the fibre laser or the CO2 laser.

Fiber laser or CO2 laser?

As you can see, you can now find 2 types of equipment on the market. CO2 laser machines, like the famous Trumpf L3030, or fiber laser machines. For this last category, you can consider our brand EAGLE Laser. That being said, if your budget is more modest, for example if you are starting your laser activity, it is preferable to opt for a second-hand laser machine.

On the other hand, given the quality of cut (especially on the fine thickness) and the possible savings (maintenance, electricity...) thanks to the fiber laser technology, if you can afford to invest in a new machine, it is better to go for the latest equipment.

Choosing the brand of your machine is another matter. It is important to understand that there are a multitude of brands available on the market, at varying prices. Before investing in a brand of laser machine, we advise you to first see a similar machine in production on an industrial site. This will allow you to judge the quality and cutting speed of the materials you are interested in, whether it is for cutting steel, stainless steel or aluminum.

The second important factor to take into account is how far back the machine has been in production. Indeed, it is difficult to have an idea about the brands of laser machines in production for less than a year...The important thing is to see the satisfaction of the current customers on the long term, to see if they decide to renew their purchase...Or to choose another brand for their next investment.

What is the price of a laser cutting machine?

This is the question that all manufacturers ask themselves when they want to invest in a laser cutting machine. The answer is not obvious because it clearly depends on many factors. First of all, the brand. Yes, some major brands like Trumpf have large volumes of laser machine manufacturing, which allows them to benefit from significant economies of scale. Other brands, such as Bystronic, decide to open production plants in China to reduce manufacturing costs. These brands therefore have an advantage in terms of flexibility on the prices they offer to their prospects.

The second important criterion to define the price is the size you want to cut in your laser cutting project. Indeed, some companies buy standard cutting tables, i.e. 1500x3000mm for their machines. Nevertheless, some projects require much larger tables, these companies then generally choose a table of 2500x6000mm, or even more in some cases.

Finally, one of the last important criteria is clearly the power of the laser you will choose. Today, there are machines that exceed 30kW, as is the case for the EAGLE fiber laser cutting machines. This will improve the efficiency and cutting capacity of your machine, an advantage that is necessary for large laser subcontractors who have a large volume of cutting per year.

Simply put, the price of a new laser cutting machine varies greatly depending on the project and size of each company. It can range from €150,000 for the smallest laser cutting machines, to over €1 million for the best configurations.

The SERVILASE laser machine range in response to expectations!

As an example, we are proud to distribute the brand of fiber laser machines EAGLE. A brand that uses the best components to meet the expectations and needs of its customers.

Therefore, the EAGLE Laser brand is dedicated to the most demanding companies in terms of performance. Indeed, the machines are able to reach accelerations of almost 6G and cutting speeds up to 350m/min!

eagle fiber laser machine


Finally, for smaller projects, we also distribute the Spanish brand Motocono. This brand is very interesting for companies with small budgets and small working spaces. In fact, unlike most laser machines on the market, they do not have automatic table changes. The cutting table is in the form of a cart with removable wheels.

Machine tools complementary to laser cutting

Today, there is strong competition between the different companies using laser technology. Ranging from laser subcontractors to sheet metal and boiler works. More than ever, it is important for these companies to optimise the quality of their cut parts! To do this, more and more companies are choosing to turn to the purchase of a deburring machine for metalworking. These reliable and space-saving machine tools bring real added value to your laser manufacturing processes.

Today, thanks to a partnership with the Costa Levigatrici brand, we are able to assist our customers in investing in this type of machine.

Aids and advantages for the purchase of a laser cutting machine

Here is a small overview of the aids and advantages available if you wish to invest in a laser cutting machine.

  • Regional grants: Of course, the amount of grants depends on your region and location, but it is a considerable help when making your investment. Some of our customers succeed in obtaining a 30% subsidy for the purchase of new laser equipment (!!!);
  • Macron over-amortization: this assistance introduced in 2015 was extended for SME investments between 2019 and 2020. It allows an exceptional deduction equal to 40% of the original value excluding financial costs of eligible properties. It is spread over the entire period of use of the property and reduces your depreciation and allows small and medium-sized businesses to invest more serenely;
  • Attractive interest rates: finally, interest rates are currently very attractive for companies. It is now possible to obtain rates around 3% for the purchase of your laser cutting machines.

In conclusion

The investment of a laser cutting machine can be a real added value for an industrial company, especially if the yearly subcontracting costs are high. Nevertheless, it is important to know the specificities of this market in order to avoid the pitfalls. The important thing is to always have in mind the different characteristics of your project in order to choose the product that will best suit your expectations. It is also important not to forget the different aids available to invest.

The price is not the only important variant to take into account, you need to have a long-term vision when investing. The accompaniment is therefore essential in your purchase, especially not to neglect!

wood engraving

What material should be used for woodcutting?

Woodcutting: The inventory of usable material

Wood engraving is an activity that has many uses. In addition to the artistic interest, it allows to carry out markings on various wooden supports. Achieving the desired result in this respect requires adequate, reliable but also practical equipment.

Numerous hand tools can be used to make markings on wood. This is notably the case of the chisel. It is also possible to achieve the desired result by working the wood with heat.

In addition to manual tools, wood engraving can also be carried out using automated equipment. Faster and much more reliable, this type of equipment can achieve high performance in wood engraving. This is particularly true of basic laser engraving machines, available for purchase on Amazon.

Woodcutting equipment: hand tools

The engraving chisel

The basic tool for woodcutting is the chisel. Manual, it is characterized by a rather difficult grip and requires a good training to present interesting results.

On the register of precision, the chisel does not offer great performance, unless you have experience and mastery bordering on mastery. This rudimentary tool allows relatively coarse engraving with a low level of detail and nuance.

The soldering iron

The soldering iron is a material that allows pyrography: the engraving is made on wood by means of heat. This tool is characterized by a level of fineness much higher than that of the chisel.

The engraving pen

The engraving pen is a manual tool powered by electricity. It can be equipped with different sized cutters to produce various impressions on the wood. The material offers a particular level of comfort because it allows you to work on wood with a lot of flexibility.

The variety of available strawberries makes it possible to create a detailed work with many nuances.

Wood engraving: The use of laser

In addition to metal cutting, laser technology allows the processing of many other materials. Laser cutting of wood is one of the known applications of the laser. But this technology is not limited to this use.

The laser engraver

This digital and fully automated device allows the engraving of wood using the laser. Light and relatively small in size, it offers the possibility of making an impeccable print on the wood, based on the models transmitted to it.

The laser engraver thus makes it possible to carry out personalized and high-quality engravings on the wooden support.

Trotec Laser is for example a company specialized in this type of equipment. It offers a wide range of equipment and tools for both professional and personal use.

The mode of operation

As a digital device, the laser engraver receives engraving instructions from another device. This can be a smartphone, tablet or computer. Various connection modes allow the transmission of the content or pattern to be engraved on the wood.

The operation of the automated wood engraving equipment is ensured by a USB connection, which allows great flexibility in its power supply.

wood engraving material

The different types available

The available laser engravers are of various types:

  • The laser of a CO2 engraver is formed by a mixture of CO2 agitated by a source of electricity. Its beam is of good quality and it is used in most models;
  • The fiber laser has a much higher power output and is also more resistant and durable in use;
  • The crystal laser is known for its solidity. Although it is not as durable as the fibre laser, it can be used to mark a wide variety of materials.

Need high-performance welding instead of laser engraving? New technology from laser welder of German market leader IPG.

The interest of the laser for engraving on wood

The main advantage of using a laser engraver to engrave wood is its speed. The device can reproduce a pattern or design with astonishing speed, whereas hand work is slow and laborious.

Another positive aspect of the laser engraver is the fidelity of the rendering. The result of the work is always extremely precise and of excellent quality, provided that the device is used properly. You can click Here to read an article about laser cutting.

The wide range of possibilities is also an advantage that justifies the use of lasers. The nuances, details and fineness of the reproduction make it a woodcutting material that allows a high level of creativity to be achieved.

The degaussing of parts in laser cutting

Over the past two decades, the sheet metal and boiler making industry has evolved to become more and more competitive, orders are arriving later and later, lead times are getting shorter, fierce competition is forcing the industry to compete with ingenuity in order to reduce production costs and to be able to offer advantageous prices without impacting quality. Machine tools have also evolved, they have become real jewels of technology, fully automated and offering extraordinary performances, these machines represent important investments for manufacturers but are nevertheless necessary for anyone who wishes to remain competitive. 

In this context, any optimisation in terms of productivity is welcome, and there is one problem in this area that can be particularly costly and that all users of laser cutting machines are confronted with, which is the degreasing of parts.

What is part degreasing?

During laser cutting operations, micro-junctions are made that keep the cut parts attached to the sheet metal skeleton. Their main function is to keep the parts flat in order to avoid a collision with the cutting head, which could seriously damage the machine. They also serve to prevent the parts from falling under the cutting table and possibly getting lost or damaged. In an automated machine, the micro-junctions also allow the unloading forks to retrieve the cut sheet in a single block for storage while awaiting de-stripping.

De-bonding is the action of unhooking the cut part from the sheet metal skeleton by breaking the micro-junction. This operation is usually carried out manually by an operator and can be particularly time consuming if many small parts have been cut, especially after a night or weekend of automatic machine operation. This is a dry loss of productivity as it takes at least one person full time, and cannot be done in hidden time due to its length.

How to speed up the process of removing parts?

There are several ways to reduce the time spent on degreasing metal parts. The most effective, but also the most expensive, is to acquire a fully automated laser cutting centre. The latest generation of laser cutting machines offer several automation options, from loading and unloading, to sorting the cut parts by a system designed to collect the parts and place them in different bins according to their shape. This is obviously the most efficient solution and will have a significant impact on your productivity. That said, it is necessary to have large production volumes in order to amortize the high cost of this type of machine, which can exceed one million euros! It is therefore not a wise investment for all companies, which is why several other systems exist. 

Among them, one solution stands out because it allows to reduce the degreasing time significantly and at a lower cost, it is the Rhino Hammer gun. 

The Rhino Hammer is a very simple and economical pneumatic hammer gun that allows you to blow out micro-junctions by simply passing the polyurethane tip over the parts. Thanks to this system and its impressive impact rate of 1,000 strokes per minute, it is possible to reduce the time spent on degreasing by over 60%. Of course, this productivity gain will quickly translate into significant economies of scale as it is much more affordable than other options. In addition, the polyurethane tip ensures that no impact marks are left on the parts. For our team, this is definitely the best value solution on the market to optimise your post-cut handling operations by reducing the time spent on part removal.
We found this solution so interesting that we recently decided to add the Rhino Hammer to our catalogue. We are now able to offer this product to all our customers!

degaussing of laser-cut parts
Zooming the Rhino Hammer movement

The importance of metal deburring in laser cutting

Today, as you know, there are a multitude of tools for metalworking. In our case, we are particularly fond of laser cutting. Machines on which we have been performing maintenance since 2002. Indeed, they offer a certain flexibility, speed and precision in your production compared to other machine tools. It is certainly a heavy investment, but it will be very profitable for your company over the years.

In addition to laser cutting machines, we can also mention press brakes, plasma cutting tables, water jet cutting tables and deburring machines. In this article, we will focus on the latter production tool. A machine tool dedicated to a perfect metal finish, ideal for increasing the quality of your production.

All you need to know about metal deburring

The first question you need to ask yourself is a legitimate one: What exactly ismetal deburring? As the name suggests, it is the process that comes after laser cutting. This operation consists of removing burrs, splashes and dents from the edges of your metal part. Simply put, it's all the little imperfections that separate the edges of your part from a completely smooth and shiny surface. That being said, these burrs are generally less present on laser-cut parts compared to other metalworking machines. Obviously, the greater the thickness of the metal being cut, the more burr will be present. This makes perfect sense.

Demanding customers in search of the best quality!

In a booming laser cutting market, there is obviously more and more competition. In particular, many subcontractors are equipping themselves with very powerful fibre laser machines to keep up with the influx of orders. Nevertheless, faced with these numerous players, customers sometimes find it difficult to make a choice for their service providers. For subcontractors, one argument makes the difference: production quality!

We now frequently see manufacturers who no longer hesitate to internalize laser cutting directly in their factories. As an example, we can cite our customer Citynox and its purchase of a EAGLE fiber laser machine 15kW. It is for the moment the most powerful machine installed in France (September 2020). A machine which thus largely exceeds the performances of those of the subcontractors!

In view of this high customer demand, the deburring process is becoming more and more important. Hence the growing interest in deburring machines, machines for clean metal finishing, such as the one of our partner COSTA Levigatrici for example.

How deburring machines work

Choosing a deburring machine really does simplify and speed up the finishing of your parts after the metal cutting phase. It saves your teams from having to use strips, paper or even sanding discs. Indeed, these "classic" deburring processes are much less efficient, but above all much more time-consuming and exhausting! With a metal deburring machine, you simply put your production parts directly into the machine and they come out as smooth as possible. All in record time! With the best quality parts, your customers will always be satisfied, which will help you to keep them loyal in the long term. This is especially important for small and medium-sized industrial companies!

metal deburring machine
precision leveler for metal

Problems with flatness? Think precision leveler!

What is the purpose of a precision leveler ? First of all, it is important to know that your parts can be deformed as a result of laser, plasma or punching operations. If this is the case, it is because the temperature contrast generated by this type of technology releases the stresses inherent in the metal. This causes the phenomenon of cambering, also known as tiling. Even worse, your sheets may be tiled or bent before the laser cutting process.

Although quite common, this phenomenon can be detrimental to your day-to-day production. Indeed, whether it is on sheet metal or on already cut parts, it can cause a loss of productivity in the order of 15 to 25%, or even more if you use welding robots.

In addition, touch-ups may be necessary in order to regain optimal flatness. These operations can generate a lot of scrap when it is impossible to recover the defect, causing a loss of profitability. This problem is all the more present as the length of the parts, or sheets, is important.

Rather than manually straightening your parts to meet your customers' requirements, you can optimize their stability with a simple leveling operation lasting about 2 minutes. The purpose of this operation is to subject the sheet or part to several alternating bending operations applied by small cross-section flattening rollers. The effect of these operations will be to eliminate residual stresses and obtain a perfectly flat part ready for machining in record time, without the need for time-consuming and damaging rework that would be detrimental to your profitability.

The efficiency of a precision leveler with servo-hydraulic motors

The gain in profitability can easily be calculated. For example, if you manually straighten 10,000 parts per year, an operation that can take up to 30 minutes per part, this means that your operators spend 5,000 hours a year straightening.

On the other hand, ifyou reduce the operation time to 2 minutes per piece, your operators will only spend 333 hours a year for a better end result. An exponential gain that doesn't even take into account the improvement in the stability of your parts, which will allow you to save time on each of the steps after cutting.

In general, 2 operators are required to perform manual straightening of parts. To sum up, they will cost you around 30 euros each per hour, i.e. a total of 60€/h x 5,000h = 300,000€ / year

On the other hand, if you equip yourself with a precision leveler with servo-hydraulic motors, the operation will only cost you 60€/h x 333 h = 19 980€ per year. This means a potential gain of more than 280 000€ each year.

This is a theoretical example to illustrate our point. Everyone must indeed be aware of the importance of these deformation problems, and not hide the fact that the hidden costs are potentially significant.

system for precision levelers
Zoom on the Precision Leveler System

Metal planers: A new partner of choice!

Of course, the SERVILASE team remains mobilized to help you to better understand this problem specific to thermal cutting and to precisely measure the impact in terms of costs.

In addition, we have recently moved closer to the company Roccia SRL and became the distributors for France. Based in Italy, this brand designs and manufactures a range of state-of-the-art levelers. We will be pleased to complete the information given in this article in order to offer you the machine that corresponds to your needs. And always with a quality/price ratio that is unbeatable on the market.

Companies directory Web Directory

laser tube machine

All about tube laser cutting

With our previous blog posts, you already know the various fields of application offered by laser technology. Among these applications, we often talk about 2D laser cutting and the laser engraving on wood. But that's not all, it also includes laser tube cutting , which has been very successful in recent years.

But why such a development of this market? Most of the time, companies wishing to cut tubes and profiles use traditional methods, such as cutting with hand saws, grinding wheels or gas welding. These methods have many disadvantages, being more tiring and time-consuming for your teams. Faced with this obvious observation, laser tube cutting machines were born! 

Reduction of production times

First of all, as with the 2D process, laser tube cutting offers a more cost-effective solution compared to conventional methods: sawing, drilling or milling of metal tubes. In detail, these machines are equipped with a rotary axis, allowing a specific handling of the parts. This unique design guarantees optimum cutting qualities and a considerable reduction in production times.

The advantages in a few points: 

  • More than 70% time reduction on each machined tube.
  • Parts can be assembled 2x faster.
  • Possibility to continue to use other production tools at the same time: 2D laser cutting, milling machine, saw...
  • Process large serial customer orders more efficiently.
  • Possibility to work on much more complex tube shapes than with manual methods.

As you will have understood, the laser tube offers significant efficiency and production flexibility, opening up interesting possibilities for manufacturers to create new products. An opportunity to constantly respond to the needs of the market in real time! As you will have certainly noticed, the tube is present in many metal constructions.

Finally, the powers of these laser machines can be increasingly higher thanks to the innovations proposed by the manufacturers. Today, these machines can reach up to 5kW in order to perform cutting on tube diameters ranging from 12 to 610 millimetres. As for the length of the processed tubes, they can reach 14 metres for the largest machines.

metal tube construction

Fiber at the service of the tube laser

Of course, you can't afford to miss out on the latest innovations on the market! Manufacturers of tube laser machines have understood this, quickly deciding to integrate fiber laser sources into their production tools. Nevertheless, for more flexibility, most manufacturers still offer the choice between fiber and CO2 machines.

Of course, the main advantages of this technology remain similar to flatbed laser cutting machines :

  • Possibility of cutting the tube on many materials, including copper and brass.
  • Lower energy and maintenance costs compared to CO2 technology.
  • Absence of several spare parts.

In conclusion

In conclusion, it is obvious that laser tube machines still have a good margin of progress, similar to the fiber laser machines flat, now up to 20kW of power! From the point of view of the equipment itself, this will require increasingly fast cutting speeds and complete automation thanks to the phenomenon of "flattening".industry 4.0This is a new way of organizing productions, particularly thanks to digitalization.

Moreover, the collection of this machine data by the software in place will allow tomorrow's machines to continuously improve according to the expectations of each company. This is where the most interesting added value for the future of thelaser industry lies.

servilase laser cutting consumable

Consumables for laser cutting

Consumables directory for laser cutting machines

Today, we present you the laser cutting consumables. Small parts, which are essential to ensure the proper functioning of your machine. Presentation.

What is a consumable for laser cutting?

When we talk about consumables for laser cutting, we are talking about nozzles, protective windows, lenses or even ceramics. Parts that allow your laser machine to work properly for the production of your customers' parts.

As the name suggests, these elements have a long life and use. Of course, in order to ensure production that meets your expectations, it is essential not to neglect the quality of these consumables. Moreover, with better quality, you can logically use each of these parts for longer. Significant savings, especially in the long term for your company. 

As you will have understood, consumables are important to consider when you need to choose your laser cutting machine !

The main types of laser consumables

Cutting nozzle

  • The laser nozzles are made of copper, which is the last part of the cutting head that is in contact with the sheet metal. It injects gas pressure into the cut, allowing the metal to be cut. For a better durability of your nozzles, consider buying chrome nozzles.

Protective window for a fibre laser

  • Protective windows are consumables that are only found on the fiber laser machines. They protect the focusing lens(es) of the cutting heads, thus preserving their qualities and a durable cut.

Ceramic laser cutting head

  • Ceramics are a terminal component of the profile tracking system during laser cutting. They are located at the end of the head, acting as a support for the nozzle. 

Focal lenses for laser cutting

  • Finally, the lenses for laser cutting are located in the head and allow the beam to be focused. A focal lens in good condition ensures optimal laser beam quality, allowing clean and sharp metal cutting. 

Laser cutting consumables at SERVILASE

In response to our customers' expectations, we have decided to develop partnerships with many suppliers of consumables for laser cutting. Of course, as outlined above, we have focused above all on the quality of these parts. A long process that today allows us to be sure to provide the best to our customers.

With a field of expertise in laser cutting machines EAGLE laserIn addition, we ensure that we always have a large stock of lenses, ceramics, nozzles and protective windows for these brands of fiber laser and CO2 machines.