ROFIN will launch the next generation of fine tube laser cutting system at Medtec Europe 2015 this month in Stuttgart, Germany. Now in the 5th generation the StarCut Tube is the benchmark for fine medical device tube cutting for stents, fine implantable devices and surgical instruments. This machine and other laser processing solutions will be on display at the Medtec in Stuttgart from 21-23 April in Hall 7 and Booth 20 + 22.
With a base of polymer concrete for rigidity and damping, weight-reduced motion axes and a highly dynamic motion control system, the new StarCut Tube SL is capable and fast. The newest member of the 5th generation StarCut Tube family is designed for dry and wet cutting. An integrated circulating pump and filter unit and the entirely separated motion system ensure safe and reliable operation even during 24/7 production. With dimensions of only 1340 mm width x 700 mm length (a euro-pallet measures 1200mm x 800 mm), including all components and ancillary parts, the StarCut Tube SL sets the new standard for space optimization. The system can be placed directly against the wall or another system, as production and maintenance require access from only three sides. This saves a considerable amount of costly production floorspace. The diagonally opening door provides ergonomic access to a spacious working chamber. On request, the StarCut Tube can easily be supplied with an automatic tube loader, customer-tailored automatic part removal or sorting stations. The new Human Machine Interface (HMI) Pro integrates all user interfaces required during normal operation on a single screen. It can be operated through a keyboard / touchpad as well as a touchscreen. All relevant data for process validation (e.g. laser parameters, assist gas, user input etc.) can be logged individually.
Unlike other manufacturers, ROFIN offers machine construction, laser source and cutting optics, user interface and process control from a single source.
Also at the Medtec will be the following systems for laser marking and engraving of medical devices: