Buyer’s Guide: Understanding Laser Automation

Laser Automation Axis Motion Control

Z Axis Motion

The role of Z-axis motion is to find the focus, which prevents the spot of focus from falling above or below the workpiece. The focus does not need to be adjusted in this way frequently, but it is needed to achieve consistent accuracy.

Note: The red area is the laser marking area, the green area is the range of motion of the workpiece under the Z-axis.

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XY+Z Axis Motion

The role of the XY axes is to drive the movement of the workpiece or processing head of a fiber laser.
The cost-effective configuration, which is widely used in the industry, can achieve micron level accuracy by using closed-loop feedback from the encoder, or sub-micron accuracy by using grating code.

Sample figures: Three different sizes of towers: XY12, 18, 24

Note: The green area is the range of motion of the workpiece under the XY platforms stroke.

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R + Z Axis Motion

The role of the rotary is to flip and rotate the workpiece, which enables the laser to machine from the front, back, and the across cylindrical surfaces of the workpiece.

Sample Figures: The rotational axis of the YETTI and TEMPE TROPHY

note: The red area is the laser marking area

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XR + Z Axis Motion

The role of the Rotary with X-Line motion is to expand the laser machining range, which enables lasers to machine front back, and cylindrical surfaces of workpieces.

Sample Figures: rotation axis of leupoerd + X

Note: the red area is the laser marking area

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XYR + Z

The role of the rotary with XY-line motion is to expand the lasers machining range, which also enables the laser to machine the front, back, and cylindrical surface of the workpiece.

Sample Figures: XY platform of the ZODIAC + Z

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D+Z

The Dail workbench is rotated in the A direction, enabling multi-station processes and semi-auto loading and unloading.

Sample figures: 28, 36, 48″ Dial station

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Hanging XZ

The role of the Hanging X-axis is to increase the effective workpiece placement space.

Sample Figures: VALUE LINE 2.5, 3.0, hanging XZ design of TOWER

note: The red area is the laser marking area, the green area is the range of motion of the workpiee under XZ-axis control

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Hanging YZ

The role of the hanging Y-axis is to increase the effective workpiece placement space.

Sample Figure: The motion of the YZ axis of the Saint Gobain

Note: the red area is the laser marking area, the green area is the range of motion of the workpiece under XZ-axis control

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