Detailed tests and on-site demonstrations were carried out directly at the Trotec production site in Markdorf near Lake Constance, Germany.
Based on the SpeedMarker series, Trotec offers modular adaptation or complete special solutions. For example, the laser system for cutting printed electronic circuits was designed as a dual shuttle table system with a loading and unloading system that can also be automated.
The tool carriers of the installed system are suitable for different components or multiple parts up to a size of 450 x 630 mm. Thanks to the high-precision VTTL camera (camera coupled via the beam path), which has already been successfully used in the watch industry, position and scaling deviations are detected and corrected. Hoffmann + Krippner thus achieves contour cuts with accuracies in the low hundredths range in the important area of connectors.
Compared to the previous production process, not only has the cutting speed been increased by a factor of five, but the cutting quality of the edges has also been significantly improved. Thanks to special fixtures with a suction concept, there are no longer any visible traces of dust, and only the smallest of ruffles can be felt on the edges. This was achieved by a very fine focus width and a CO2 wavelength adapted to the application.