Materials store for laser machines boosts productivity

New store enables all TRUMPF 2D flatbed laser machines to work autonomously for up to 11 hours

The materials store from TRUMPF is available in various configurations with different numbers of storage compartments. Combined with the LiftMaster Linear Basic automation solution, it automatically loads raw materials into TruLaser machines, saving workers from having to manually manoeuvre the heavy metal sheets into the machine and the storage compartments can also be used to store sheets after cutting.

The solution allows companies to work through the night without any workers on the shop floor, making better use of their machine capacity and improving productivity.

Retrofitting machinery

The materials store is described as easy to use and requiring no additional software. The automation solution also takes up little space. “Our new materials store is primarily aimed at customers who are just starting out on their automation journey in sheet metal fabrication – for example, those who wish to incorporate an additional automated shift,” says TRUMPF product manager Stefan Häußermann. “In many cases, we can help them achieve that by simply retrofitting their existing machinery.”

Customers can choose between materials stores with three, four or five storage compartments. This also offers the option of placing the raw material in the materials store, together with its wooden pallet. This saves the operator from having to laboriously unload the metal sheets from the wooden pallet by hand or with a forklift truck.

Separate tower

TRUMPF also offers a separate storage tower for the materials store. If a machine only works its way through part of the stack of unprocessed material, the remainder of the stack can be taken on its pallet to the storage tower where it can be held until needed again. This helps keep stored materials organised and allows the machine to switch to new materials faster.

www.trumpf.com

New materials store for TRUMPF laser machines.
New materials store for TRUMPF laser machines.

TRUMPF Ltd

President Way
Airport Executive Park
Luton
LU2 9NL
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)844 482 0188

sales@uk.trumpf.com

www.uk.trumpf.com

More from TRUMPF Ltd

Webinar tackles spare and wear parts ordering

Posted 2 days ago

Making light work: laser cutter is 5 axis solution

Posted 2 months ago

Laser marking of stainless steel enclosures

Posted 8 months ago

TRUMPF and partners launch positioning standard for industry

Posted 9 months ago

Trumpf supplies TruLaser Tube 7000 to The Laser Cutting Co

Posted 10 months ago

ADS doubles profiling speed with 10kW Trumpf TruLaser

Posted 1 year ago

MTC installs Trumpf TruPrint 3000 metal AM system

Posted 1 year ago

Discover Trumpf's capabilities at Southern Manufacturing 2020

Posted 1 year ago

Cutting and forming company relies on Trumpf machinery

Posted 1 year ago

See Trumpf's latest developments at Southern Manufacturing

Posted 1 year ago

Trumpf machines help Purex bring fabrication in-house

Posted 1 year ago

Birmingham Prototypes invests in three Trumpf machines

Posted 1 year ago

Family firm cuts costs with entry-level Trumpf TruLaser

Posted 1 year ago

TRUMPF Open House, 4-6 June 2019, Luton

Posted 2 years ago

Trumpf Open House event results in orders worth £3million

Posted 2 years ago

New entry-level laser cutting system offers high productivity

Posted 2 years ago

Lasered Components increases output by 10-20%

Posted 2 years ago

Open House, 12-14 June: TRUMPF Technology Centre, Luton

Posted 2 years ago

See TRUMPF's laser marking systems at MACH 2018

Posted 3 years ago

TRUMPF claims fastest 3D printer in the world

Posted 3 years ago

New 3D printer for large-scale production of complex metal parts

Posted 3 years ago

Trumpf to show multi-laser 3D printer at TCT event

Posted 3 years ago

UK debut for TRUMPF's press brake at Northern Manufacturing

Posted 4 years ago

TRUMPF at Northern Manufacturing Show

Posted 5 years ago

TRUMPF at Southern Manufacturing 2015

Posted 6 years ago

TRUMPF at Northern Manufacturing 2014

Posted 6 years ago

More news
1 day ago
Showtime for robotics and services
Schaeffler to champion lightweight robotics at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition
2 days ago
New, expandable safety controller from Mechan Controls
Mechan Controls has launched its new, modular EM1/GM1 Safety Control Units. The goal set by the company was to develop an ‘intelligently simple’ safety controller that was expandable and (equally importantly), non-programmable
2 days ago
Solution comes as big lift for heavy panels and lids
New counterbalance support hinge aims to cut total solution cost
3 days ago
The clock is ticking!
The time has come to convert to energy-efficient geared motors
3 days ago
Rittal celebrates 60th anniversary
From steel manufacturer to international digital company in 60 years
4 days ago
Driving the push towards electric commercial vehicles
Schaeffler expands its range of powertrain electrification solutions
4 days ago
Getting the right mix
New combination tackles mixing and agitation processes
5 days ago
Keeping the elements out and protecting components
Sealed enclosures hold PCBs vertically or horizontally
5 days ago
BFPA Fluid power Standards
This is a paper by Richard Driver, Technical Manager, Valves section at the SMC European Technical Centre based in the UK. He is a technical expert on the BFPA’s MCE18/5 and MCE 18/8 technical committees and contributes to the resulting standards. SMC says that as a leading pneumatic supplier in the UK and globally, it recognises the importance of getting involved in BFPA’s important industry standards development work
5 days ago
Hydraulic gear motors from jbj Techniques
jbj Techniques has a well-proven range of hydraulic gearmotors. It has also published a comprehensive online resource on the subject that can be accessed 24/7 free of charge