Sheet metalworking machine supplier, Bystronic UK, welcomed more than 80 visitors to its latest open house, held at the company’s Coventry headquarters and technical centre from 12th to 14th July. During the week of the event, orders were placed for three laser cutting machines, indicating that UK manufacturing still has a positive outlook post-Brexit.
Bystronic’s latest fibre laser machine was on show, the ByStar Fiber, which boasts Industry 4.0 readiness and a new control system. The machine has been designed from the ground up to move a fibre optic cutting head across the laser bed as efficiently as possible. A full length sliding door allows users to remove rush jobs or inspect components from the side at any time, even when large orders are running, which is a big advantage for job shops as they need to be flexible.
Another focus at the open house was on pressbrake operation. Theoretical and practical presentations throughout the mornings on Bystronic Xpert machines introduced visiting engineers to tips and tricks for saving time and increasing productivity and component accuracy.
The company also highlighted improved ergonomics on the Xpert 40 pressbrake, which can now be equipped with a height-adjustable, 22-inch touch screen.
The redesigned generation of BySprint Fiber 3015 and 4020 laser cutting systems was also promoted. It has an extended performance package that includes additional functions in the basic version. The machines can now be controlled from a 22-inch touch screen, allowing the operator to load the cutting plans with a few swipes of a finger. In the background, the software accesses an extensive database containing cutting parameters for all common sheet metal materials and thicknesses. Taking the component geometry into account, it generates the ideal cutting process.
In addition, Bystronic has expanded the basic version of the BySprint Fiber with three powerful additional functions to deliver more performance at no extra cost.