Laser cutting and scanning heads

Sunday 22 July 2018

This article is about one of the key departments of our company, that is the Head Department where all scanning and laser cutting heads are assembled to be used in the marking or cutting machines and hybrids produced by  Cutlite Penta, Ot-las and El.En.

Scanning and laser cutting heads

First, we have to distinguish between the different kinds of current heads:

There are three types of heads:

marking heads

CO2 cutting heads

Fiber cutting heads

Marking heads

The marking heads are used to engrave and mark a number of materials such as paper, wood, leather, plexiglas, glass, textiles, etc. These kinds of head use galvanometer motors and electronic  cards that are specifically designed and directly produced within the El.En. group. Moreover, they use mirrors for laser reflection that come in three types: quartz, aluminum and beryllium that are specifically selected according to the customer’s requirements in terms of power and speed.

CO2 cutting heads

The CO2 cutting heads are used for plexiglas cutting machines and dieboard machines.  

FIBER cutting heads

The fiber cutting heads are used for cutting of sheet steel, aluminum  and iron. They are in-house designed and manufactured, using electronic components and optical lenses of different types depending on the focal required. All heads are fit in clean room so as to guarantee the utmost cleanliness within the head and the opticals. The fiber heads also include the heads used in the 5-axis machines for caulked cutting.

Implementation phase

The design , development and implementation phases are definitely crucial for the final performance of the head implemented.  

We cooperate with both the machines’ manufacturing  and technical support departments so as to better coordinate the machines’ final production. Then we continuously interact with the Research and Development department and with mechanical  designers, both for the assembly of new technologies being designed for heads, and for the new types of prototypes. Such ongoing coordination allows the best performances while guaranteeing continuous training of our specialised staff and thus ensuring the final product quality.