Published 05-08-2022

New compressor technology adds high powered precision to laser cutting


Chicago Pneumatic are proud to introduce a new 16 bar compressor for the laser cutting industry. Our brand-new cut through technology means you can cut through the competition. 

Laser cutting, which is a thermal cutting method, uses a focused high-power and high-density laser beam to irradiate the workpiece, so that the material melts, is vaporised, or is blown away. 

The main factors affecting the metal laser cutting’s efficiency and thickness are the power of the laser cutting machine, the type of auxiliary gas, the pressure, and the flow rate of auxiliary gas.

Air compressors, as the auxiliary gas provider, play a critical role in laser cutting. When choosing air compressors for laser cutting machines, these factors should be considered:

The quality of compressed air has a direct impact on the quality of laser cutting. Compressed air contains water, mist and oil. If the protective mirror of the laser cutting head isn’t cleaned with a high-pressure jet, there’ll be serious consequences for the transmission of the laser beam. It will disperse the focus, cause the product to be cut incompletely, and lead to waste products.

Therefore, the air compressor must be equipped with a good dryer to remove the moisture in the compressed air as much as possible. High-precision filters must also be installed to fully filter oil and dust particles.

Also, once the compressed air is dried, then the temperature returns to normal, which effectively avoids condensation. High-quality compressed air can sustain the long-term stable operation of laser cutting machines. 

As laser cutting machines have developed to produce higher power, the pressure requirement of the air compressor supporting the laser cutting has also increased - from an initial 8 bar, to 13 bar, and now to 16 bar. 

Higher air pressure brings better cutting quality and higher cutting efficiency. 

How can we help you?

With high outlet pressure we ensure:

  • Cutting speed and thickness
  • Blow away metal debris
  • High efficiency in cutting
    With stable free air delivery, we can ensure the quality of the surface (smooth like a mirror) and with less water and oil in the air, we can ensure the lifetime of the laser heads.

Key features:

  • 16 bar outlet pressure
  • Dew point controlled dry air
  • High efficiency coalescence filtration   
  • Activated carbon filter for clean oil-free air

Who are we?

Chicago Pneumatic is a market leading manufacturer and distributor of compressed air products such as screw compressors, piston compressors and air treatment. When you are in need of an industrial or professional air compressor system, Chicago Pneumatic is sure to have the right solution. 

We have used our years of experience to design compressors that are efficient and reliable. Our products are tailored to suit your needs.

Our people start every single day with a passion to research, develop, manufacture and deliver new products that are meant to meet your needs not only today, but tomorrow as well.

All this has come together because we have consistently practised our brand promise — People. Passion. Performance.

So why wait? Call today and speak to one of our friendly specialists on 1300 555 284.




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