LaserTurn 2 and 5 Laser Machining System

Description

Design Features

  • High integration linear/rotary motion platform
  • Pneumatically actuated 3-jaw gripper or ER collet
  • Clear aperture for product feedthrough
  • Optional front and rear tooling platforms
  • Direct-drive linear and rotary motor technology
  • Configure for wet or dry cutting
  • High-speed rotary option for rotational speeds up to 2000 rpm

The LaserTurn® series of products are the first dedicated motion subsystems targeted directly at cylindrical laser processing applications. The integrated linear-rotary system combines automated material handling functionality and wet cutting operation with high performance direct-drive linear and rotary motion. The pneumatically-actuated 3-jaw gripper has a clear aperture for product feedthrough, and can be configured for O.D., I.D., or odd form gripping with various jaw geometries, while the ER collet supports tubing diameters from 0.5 mm to 30 mm.

Integral Tooling Platform

The LaserTurn® series can be equipped with front and rear tooling platforms that include tapped holes on four surfaces for various fixture mounting. The tooling platform is bolted directly to the base of the linear stage providing a stiff, common inertial frame of reference. Custom fixtures such as bushing alignment, part collection, or automated material advance assemblies can easily be attached. Metric or English-based hardware and hole patterns are available as are custom configurations with application specific features.

Automated Material Handling

The LaserTurn® is a complete motion and material handling subsystem. The system includes an automated, pneumatically activated 3-jaw gripper or ER collet for part holding. The 3-jaw gripper has a clear aperture for product feedthrough and can be configured for O.D., I.D., or odd form gripping with various jaw geometries. The ER collet chuck also has a clear aperture for product feedthrough and can support tubing diameters from 0.5 mm (0.020 inch) to 30 mm (1.18 inch).

Direct-Drive Technology

The LaserTurn® series utilizes direct-drive noncontact motor and encoder technology for both the linear and rotary axes. Direct-drive motors exhibit significantly higher throughput and maintenance-free operation when compared to gear and screw-driven technology. Linear and rotary encoders coupled directly to the load have the highest level of system accuracy and repeatability over the operating lifetime of the stage.

Scalable Product Solutions

Two platforms, the LaserTurn® 2 and the LaserTurn® 5, are available to provide support for different price and performance requirements. Each product features the automated material handling capabilities and modular tooling platforms. The LaserTurn® 2 has a smaller overall footprint and reduced load carrying capability while providing similar accuracy and repeatability to the larger LaserTurn® 5.

The LaserTurn 5’s deeper cross section and larger bearings provide higher throughput and dynamic tracking accuracy for a given load when compared to the LaserTurn 2.

Advanced Control Architecture

The LaserTurn is available with Aerotech’s advanced A3200 control system. The A3200 is a 100% digital system with high performance FireWire® networked drives. With this fully digital architecture it is possible to optimize the current, velocity, and position servo loops for maximum performance. Advanced trajectory generation capabilities such as multi-block look ahead minimize geometry errors in tight profiles by transparently regulating cutting speed. Aerotech’s Position Synchronized Laser Firing Output (PSO) functionality automatically adjusts the laser pulse frequency to match the current cutting speed to maintain optimal laser power coupling.

LaserTurn2and5

Normalized Parts Per Hour (With Equivalent Tolerance)

LaserTurn2and5Normalized Parts Per Hour

Part Accuracy Versus Cycle Time Comparison

LaserTurn2and5Part Accuracy

Specifications

LaserTurn 2 ASR Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy LN HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±5 μm
±73 μrad (±15 arc sec)
LT HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±8 μm
HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±4 μm ±6 μm N/A
Flatness ±4 μm ±6 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 58 μrad (12 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 58 μrad (12 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(1) 2 m/s 800 rpm
2000 rpm (-HS option)
Tube Capacity N/A 10 mm (ER16, Dry Cut)
5.8 mm (ER16, Wet Cut)
Maximum Force (Continous) 106.7 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 2.3 N·m (Dry Cut)
1.6 N·m (Wet Cut)
Load Capacity(2) Axial 3.0 kg
Radial 2.0 kg
Moment 3 N·m
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 10 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.0006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 26 kg 30 kg N/A
Collet Type(3) N/A ER16
Collet Runout(4) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(5) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  2. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  3. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  4. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  5. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

LaserTurn 5 ASR Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy LN HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±5 μm
±73 μrad (±15 arc sec)
LT HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±8 μm
HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Flatness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(1) 2 m/s 800 rpm
2000 rpm (-HS option)
Tube Capacity N/A 10 mm (ER16, Dry Cut)
5.8 mm (ER16, Wet Cut)
Maximum Force (Continous) 197.2 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 2.3 N·m (Dry Cut)
1.6 N·m (Wet Cut)
Load Capacity(2) Axial 3.0 kg
Radial 2.0 kg
Moment 3 N·m
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 18 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.0006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 65 kg 69 kg N/A
Collet Type(3) N/A ER16
Collet Runout(4) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(5) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  2. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  3. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  4. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  5. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

LaserTurn 5 ACS Specifications

Mechanical SpecificationsLinear AxisRotary Axis
Travel 200 mm 300 mm ±360º continuous
Accuracy LN HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±5 μm
HALAR(1): ±24 μrad (±5 arc sec)
Standard: ±146 μrad (±30 arc sec)
LT HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±8 μm
HALAR: ±1 μm
Standard: ±12 μm
Bidirectional Repeatability ±0.5 μm ±15 μrad (±3 arc sec)
Straightness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Flatness ±2 μm ±3 μm N/A
Pitch 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Yaw 39 μrad (8 arc sec) 49 μrad (10 arc sec) N/A
Maximum Speed(2) 2 m/s 300 rpm
Tube Capacity N/A 0.5-16 mm (ER25, Dry Cut)
1-12 mm (ER25, Wet Cut)
16-30 mm (ER40)
Maximum Force (Continous) 197.2 N N/A
Maximum Torque (Continuous) N/A 5.06 N·m
Load Capacity(3) Axial 10 kg (ER25), 15 kg (ER40)
Radial 5 kg (ER25), 10 kg (ER40)
Moment 6 N·m (ER25), 12 N·m (ER40)
Moving Mass (Unloaded) 23 kg N/A
Rotor Inertia (Unloaded) N/A 0.006 kg·m2
Stage Mass with Tooling Platforms 70 kg 75 kg N/A
Collet Type(4) N/A ER25, ER40
Collet Runout(5) N/A <25 μm
Minimum System Air Pressure(6) 100 psig
Material Hardcoated Aluminum Stage Body; Stainless Steel Collet Chuck
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) 10,000 Hours

Notes:

  1. Requires Aerotech controller and part programming as a rotary axis
  2. Maximum speed based on stage capability. Requires selection of appropriate amplifi er with suffi cient voltage and current.
  3. Maximum loads are mutually exclusive. Loading limits are due to the collet chuck mechanism. Contact Aerotech if part load requirements exceed specifi cations.
  4. Collect chuck accepts Rego-fi x ER collets manufactured to DIN6499 specifi cations only.
  5. Measured TIR of precision gage pin chucked with an ultra-precision ER collet (DIN6499) 10 mm away from collet face.
  6. Collet chuck mechanism is normally-closed. Collet mechanism required air to open collet chuck. Air supply much be dry and oil-less OR 99.99% pure
    nitrogen. Air or nitrogen must be fi ltered to 1 microns particle size or better.

Electrical Specifications

Drive System Direct-drive servomotor
Feedback System Non-contact optical encoder, 1 Vpp Sinusoidal output
Maximum Bus Voltage 340 VDC

Recommended Controller

A3200 Npaq
Ndrive HLe
Ndrive HPe
Ndrive CP

Dimensions

  • LaserTurn 2 ASR
  • LaserTurn 2 ASR (2)
  • LaserTurn 5 ASR
  • LaserTurn 5 ASR (2)
  • LaserTurn 5 ACS
  • LaserTurn 5 ACS (2)

Ordering Information

LaserTurn 2 ASR Ordering Information

Rotary Axis

Option Description
-NC-ER16 Normally-closed ER16 collet closer; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 10 mm
-NC-ER16-WCRU Normally-closed ER16 collet closer with wet cutting option; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 5.8 mm; rated for 100 psig fluid pressure with fluid delivery through the tube; includes internal seal and water jacket/pressure vessel
-HS-NC-ER16 High-speed rotary option; normally-closed ER16 collet closer; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 10 mm
-HS-NC-ER16-WCRU High-speed rotary option; normally-closed ER16 collet closer with wet cutting option; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 5.8 mm; rated for 100 psig fluid pressure with fluid delivery through the tube; includes internal seal and water jacket/pressure vessel

Linear Axis

Option Description
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Linear Encoder

Option Description
-LT20AS Linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN20AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LT30AS Linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN30AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output

Front Tooling

Option Description
-FNTP No front tooling platform
-FMTP Front tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-FUTP Front tooling platform; English hole pattern
-FMTP-AG Front tooling platform metric hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-AG Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FMTP-G Front tooling platform, metric hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-G Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism

Rear Tooling

Option Description
-RNTP No rear tooling platform
-RUTP Rear tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-RMTP Rear tooling platform; English hole pattern

Gripper Jaw Options

Option Description
-J0-10 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 0-10 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)

Air Filtering/Pneumatic Options

Option Description
-PNG Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR with gripper (-AG); includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck and gripper
-PN Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR without gripper; includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck
-FD Pneumatics assembly for conditioning incoming air; includes filter and dryer assembly

Water Jacket Seal

Option
Consult factory for range of supported tube diameters for water jacket seal assemblies

ER Collets(1)

Option
Consult factory for range of available ER collets

Note: Requires Rego-Fix electropolished collets for proper operation

LaserTurn 5 ASR Ordering Information

Rotary Axis

Option Description
-NC-ER16 Normally-closed ER16 collet closer; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 10 mm
-NC-ER16-WCRU Normally-closed ER16 collet closer with wet cutting option; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 5.8 mm; rated for 100 psig fluid pressure with fluid delivery through the tube; includes internal seal and water jacket/pressure vessel
-HS-NC-ER16 High-speed rotary option; normally-closed ER16 collet closer; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 10 mm
-HS-NC-ER16-WCRU High-speed rotary option; normally-closed ER16 collet closer with wet cutting option; support tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 5.8 mm; rated for 100 psig fluid pressure with fluid delivery through the tube; includes internal seal and water jacket/pressure vessel

Linear Axis

Option Description
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Linear Encoder

Option Description
-LT20AS Linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN20AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LT30AS Linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN30AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output

Front Tooling

Option Description
-FNTP No front tooling platform
-FMTP Front tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-FUTP Front tooling platform; English hole pattern
-FMTP-AG Front tooling platform metric hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-AG Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FMTP-G Front tooling platform, metric hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-G Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism

Rear Tooling

Option Description
-RNTP No rear tooling platform
-RUTP Rear tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-RMTP Rear tooling platform; English hole pattern

Gripper Jaw Options

Option Description
-J0-10 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 0-10 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)

Air Filtering/Pneumatic Options

Option Description
-PNG Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR with gripper (-AG); includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck and gripper
-PN Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR without gripper; includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck
-FD Pneumatics assembly for conditioning incoming air; includes filter and dryer assembly

Water Jacket Seal

Option
Consult factory for range of supported tube diameters for water jacket seal assemblies

ER Collets(1)

Option
Consult factory for range of available ER collets

Note: Requires Rego-Fix electropolished collets for proper operation

LaserTurn 5 ACS Ordering Information

Rotary Axis

Option Description
-ER25 Rotary axis with ER25 collet chuck; supports tube sizes from 0.5 mm to 16 mm
-ER40 Rotary axis with ER40 collet chuck; supports tube sizes from 16 mm to 30 mm

Fluid Configuration

Option Description
-WC Wet cutting option; rated for 100 psig fluid pressure with fluid delivery through the tube, includes internal seal and water jacket/pressure vessel (-ER25 option only); max tube size is 12 mm
-DC Dry cutting option; no internal sealing for fluid delivery (-ER25 and -ER40 options)

Linear Axis

Option Description
-200 200 mm linear axis travel
-300 300 mm linear axis travel

Linear Encoder

Option Description
-LT20AS Linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN20AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 200 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LT30AS Linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output
-LN30AS High-accuracy, high-resolution linear encoder for 300 mm travel; Amplified sine output

Front Tooling

Option Description
-FNTP No front tooling platform
-FMTP Front tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-FUTP Front tooling platform; English hole pattern
-FMTP-AG Front tooling platform metric hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-AG Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with steady rest bushing alignment assembly with manual Y/Z adjustment and pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FMTP-G Front tooling platform, metric hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism
-FUTP-G Front tooling platform, English hole pattern, with pneumatically-activated tube clamp/advance mechanism

Rear Tooling

Option Description
-RNTP No rear tooling platform
-RUTP Rear tooling platform; metric hole pattern
-RMTP Rear tooling platform; English hole pattern

Gripper Options

Option Description
-J0-10 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 0-10 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)
-J8-18 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 8-18 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)
-J16-26 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 16-26 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)
-J24-34 Gripper jaws with offsets to grip from 24-34 mm tube diameter (used with -AG and -G options)

Air Filtering/Pneumatic Options

Option Description
-PNG Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR with gripper (-AG); includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck and gripper
-PN Pneumatics assembly for Vasculathe-ASR without gripper; includes filter, dryer, pneumatic hosing, solenoid valve and solid-state relay to actuate collet chuck
-FD Pneumatics assembly for conditioning incoming air; includes filter and dryer assembly

Water Jacket Seal

Option
Consult factory for range of supported tube diameters for water jacket seal assemblies

ER Collets(1)

Option
Consult factory for range of available ER collets

Note: Requires Rego-Fix electropolished collets for proper operation