Small Footprint Laser Cutting 

The Titan Express, newest member of the Titan Series, will help slice through the challenges of today’s manufacturing and unlock tomorrow’s opportunity. The innovative laser cutting system that gives lean manufacturing the agility and responsiveness never before seen in a size that fits your facility and budget.

The Titan Express combines the cutting edge in motion engineering, CNC control and fiber laser technologies into a size that is unique to the industry. Titan Express is equipped with a high-power, energy efficient fiber laser and an advanced direct drive motion control platform – making it the best machine for cutting highly reflective materials (including stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper). Titan Express has a light weight design and the fastest cutting speed on the market. This system features reduced energy consumption and 1/3 of the operating costs of other laser machines. The Titan Express’ fully software-controlled geometry alignment eliminates the need for special installation requirements. The Titan Express requires no optical system alignment, laser service or laser replacement parts making this system virtually maintenance free.

Technology Behind The Titan Express

Titan Express fiber laser cutting system has the same big features of the Titan FX, but fits the facility and budgets of small to mid-sized manufacturers and fabricators

Advanced Titan Express Technology Benefits

  • Saves money—the Titan Express consumes less than 3% of the power required by conventional C02 laser systems
  • Cuts highly-reflective metal
  • Direct Drive Motion System—the cutting head moves with the highest possible acceleration and smoothness, reducing stress and vibration on the carriage frame and lowering maintenance requirements.
  • Integrated laser and cooling system, only requiring a single connection point for electricity, air, and factory water
  • Adaptive thick-to-thin beam shaping adjusts dynamically to metal thickness
  • Large-format, up to 4’ x 4’
  • Maintenance-free, requires no consumables
  • Industrial-grade reliability: 100,000 hours MTBF
  • Reduced installation costs, no need to pour concrete
  • Software-controlled orthogonality, calibrated to the user’s specifications
  • Adaptive thick-to-thin beam shaping adjusts dynamically to metal thickness

Manufacturers which cut highly-reflective metals and without a lot of floor space will particularly benefit from the Titan Express, particularly producers of construction equipment, aluminum vehicles, kitchenware, copper and brass gaskets, food processing equipment of any kind, and materials used in the aerospace and defense industries.

  • Standard Features
  • System Capabilities & Benefits
  • Applications & Materials
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  • Size (ft.): 4 x 4 [1.2m x 1.2m]
  • High pressure gas assist N2 Ar or O2 gas-assisted cutting under pressures of up to 250 psi
  • Easy Loading & Unloading of Materials
  • Oversized Class 1 Laser Viewing Windows with LED Lights
  • Water chiller
  • Software controlled X-Y orthogonality
  • Control terminal with touch screen monitor
  • Diode pointer for visual alignment
  • Fully software-controlled mechanical geometry alignment eliminating special requirements for installation
  • Latest generation 1064nm fiber laser up to 2,000 watt CW power
  • Native G-Code Programming with Standard CNC Controls
  • No optical system alignment, no laser service necessary
  • Smallest HAZ (heat-affected zone) in the industry
  • Lowest operating cost among all laser types
  • Simple installation allows for quick start-up
  • Ultra-low power consumption for its class
  • No replacement parts on laser necessary
  • No beam delivery system maintenance
  • Minimum maintenance required
  • (Ideal applications are highly reflective metals & materials)
  • Cutting
  • High-speed sheet metal cutting
  • Automotive frames cutting
  • Coated & Plated Metals
  • Anodized Aluminum

Technology Behind The Titan

graphAdvanced laser technology benefits
The Titan Express Fiber Laser Cutting System is built upon the latest innovations in fiber laser technology. Users enjoy the immediate following benefits:

Lowest Cost of Operation
The Titan Express consumes less than 5% of the power required by a CO2 laser system with the same output wattage.

Placement Accuracy
The Titan Express’ laser provides the highest possible accuracy and repeatability, resulting in the smallest possible penetration point and the finest edge control.

Modular
Users can increase their laser cutting power of 1kW,1.5kW, or 2kW.

Upgradeable in the Field
No need to remove the system from the production line.

Adaptive thin-to-thick beam shaping
graph2The Fonon laser auto focuses while in operation, adapting its focal point dynamically to account for changes in the thickness of the material being processed.

Cleanest Cut in the Industry
The beam produced is highly precise and slim, lower than 0.1 mm. This eliminates the discoloration on either side of the cut caused by conventional laser cutting methods; delivering the lowest Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) available. This is ideal for all highly-reflective metals 1” thick or less.

CleanCut technology eliminates burns around corner areas caused by the laser during cutting. This provides a perfect cut and the highest quality edges possible, and is particularly effective on highly-reflective materials including aluminum, copper, bronze and steel.

Simple Beam Delivery—The Titan Express uses fiber optic beam delivery, a state-of-the-art technology ensuring the most consistent beam path.

Conventional laser cutting methods are complicated, using articulated arms and CNC beam length compensation and requiring constant aligning of the optics.  This results in different cutting qualities in different areas of the work table. Laser Photonics’ fiber optic beam delivery contains no moving parts in the beam path, guaranteeing consistent cutting conditions over the entire work area.

TurboPiercing technology—a standard on all Titan Series systems, TurboPiercing guarantees the fastest and most consistent piercing speeds available. Unlike conventional methods, TurboPiercing technology creates an accurate hole, avoiding unnecessary craters in the material.

Plasma Shield technology—When transitioning from straight line cuts to corner cuts, Plasma Shield technology precisely restricts plasma generation.

Conventional CO2 lasers cut a deformed edge while maneuvering corners, resulting in an inferior cut quality and minimizing production acceptance.  Laser Photonics’ Plasma Shield technology tightly regulates acceleration speed, controlling plasma generation while maintaining superior quality and production throughput.

Advanced Titan Express Technology Benefits

LightBridge
The Titan’s bridge and motion unit is extremely light-weight, aiding its cutting velocity and acceleration.

Direct Drive Motion System
The Titan Express incorporates a zero-friction motion system to float its laser effortlessly across the working surface area.  Not to be confused with flying optics technology that incorporate belts, pulleys, and ball-screws, frictionless direct drive motion system technology is magnetic-based, requiring no maintenance.

True Orthogonality Metal Sheet Alignment
The material positioning functions of the Titan Express are impervious to shock and vibration, increasing long-term reliability with no positioning error, and require no maintenance.  Material in process will remain in alignment.

One-button Gantry Recalibration
Users can recalibrate the gantry instantly, ensuring the material is always in alignment, free of seizures and unplanned machine failures.

Sealed Feedback Sensor, Integrated laser Source and Heat Exchange
Built to perform flawlessly in harsh industrial environments, the TitanExpress design includes a reduced floorspace footprint and lower overall power consumption.

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Standard Features

 

Out of the box, the Titan ships with an upgradeable high-power fiber laser on a 3-axis system, a fiber cable, and a flatbed with 2” table slats.  Other standard features are described below.

titan612For a description of automation capabilities and all other optional features, please contact Fonon.

control terminalStandard Control Terminal
The system is operated from a PC control unit with a 17” display, equipped with 5 USB connections, 1 RJ45 network connector, and an industry-standard FireWire (IEEE-1394) connector.

Titan Express Fiber Laser Cutter - class 1 enclosureClass 1 Enclosure
The surrounding enclosure of the laser cutting area that filters the fiber laser generated wave length and offers protection to operators and personnel in the area not wearing protective goggles and clothing from the reflected laser light during laser processing.

Titan Express Fiber Laser Cutter - fiber laser cutting highly reflective metalLaser Cutting Head
The Titan Series is designed standard with a high performance cutting head for high accuracy and throughput.

optical cartridgeOptical Cartridge
The optical cartridge allows for fast replacement of focal lenses, minimizing service downtime and increasing productivity.  It is recommended that additional cartridges be obtained for reduced downtime during servicing.

diode pointerDiode Pointer
The system uses a red aiming beam for visual alignment

single shuttle systemEasy Load and Unload of Materials

The Titan Express Series comes standard with a 4’ x 4’ [1.2m x 1.2m] material table

control system softwareControl System Software
Motion generation and synchronization are centralized at the PC. Motion execution is decentralized at the drives. This software operates on any standard desktop or industrial PC. Servo loops are closed on the drive.  The TiTAN Series utilizes the software for coupling the vision module with the motion system that coordinates the laser and all interaction between the software and the machine control hardware.

system manualsSystem Manuals
All necessary system manuals are included to use and maintain the system:

  • Operating & Maintenance Manual
    (English Standard, other languages upon request)
  • Programming Manual
    (English Standard, other languages upon request)