The development of laser technology has been facilitating the progress of different industries. Take the manufacturing industry, it has been developing in the direction of digitization, intelligence, and environmental protection. Such changes have brought both opportunities and challenges for the industry. Fiber laser cutting machines are now applied for the production of food machinery due to the high demand and high standard of the sector.
The fiber laser cutting machine works by focusing the high energy density laser emitted by the fiber laser on the surface of the workpiece to be processed, instantaneously melting and vaporizing the areas irradiated by the ultra-fine laser beam, and then cutting the workpiece through the CNC mechanical system to move the irradiating spot. The fiber laser cutter is more advantageous than bulky gas lasers and solid-state lasers and is widely utilized for the production of high-precision and sophisticated equipment, LIDAR system, laser medicine equipment, food machinery, and other devices. It is definitely the catalyst for the rapid revolution in the food machinery industry.
Food machinery refers to equipment and devices applied in the processing of food raw materials into food (or semi-finished products), mainly packaging equipment and food processing machinery. The upgrading of this type of machine cannot be separated from sheet metal processing whose mainstream production equipment is the fiber laser cutting machine. Therefore, the fiber laser cutter plays a promoting part in the development of food machinery and the relevant industry.
Mold-making, stamping, shearing, bending, and other procedures are required for traditional production of food machinery. In addition, special processing equipment is needed for different food types produced in small-batch customization, which creates high costs due to the utilization of a great number of human, material, and financial resources, thus resulting in slow product updates and a serious impediment to the development of innovation in the food machinery field.Mold-making, stamping, shearing, bending, and other procedures are required for traditional production of food machinery. In addition, special processing equipment is needed for different food types produced in small-batch customization, which creates high costs due to the
utilization of a great number of human, material, and financial resources, thus resulting in slow product updates and a serious impediment to the development of innovation in the food machinery field.
The emergence of fiber laser cutting machines solves the drawbacks of traditional production of food machinery. Fiber laser cutting equipment is known for its stable, high-speed, high-precision, and flexible cutting results. A variety of metal can be cut by the fiber laser cutting machine, such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum. The machine plays an important role in the manufacturing of food machinery because of its advantages. The main benefits are as follows.
1.The cutting joint is narrow, normally ranging from 0.1mm to 0.2mm, which meets the demand of the precise quality of food machinery.
2.The cutting edge is smooth. No burs are produced during the cutting of food machinery by the fiber laser cutting machine, thus resulting in smooth cut-off surfaces.
3.A variety of metal thicknesses can be processed by the fiber laser cutter and secondary grinding is not needed.
4.The operation of the laser cutting machine is safe. Laser cutting is non-contact processing so that it is very safe and suitable for the production of food machinery.
5.The cutting speed of the fiber laser cutter is fast, which is beneficial to the significant reduction of the production cost and effective improvement of production efficiency and competitiveness of food machinery.