Laser Cutting

ANCA Motion’s Laser Cutting control is specifically developed to deliver best in class process performance on a variety of machine configurations. 

ANCA Motion’s laser cutting control system is the complete package, offering hardware and software solutions.
Our laser cutting application software; Cut Assist, supports advanced features such as ramping frequency and duty during piercing, fast and reliable height following control, laser head protection during all operations, ability to start from any item on the part, and can cut 1,200 holes in one minute.

Benefits Of The ANCA Motion Solution

  • Built in support for gantry axis configurations
  • Several modes of height control are available including fully programmable Z positions and height sensors
  • Interface with laser systems including power ramping for improved corner cutting
  • Track the cutting profile in real time
  • Start a job from any point
  • Interrupt and restart the current job, restarting from any pierce point or simply the previous or next pierce point
  • Operator override of gas pressure or laser power
  • Sheet qualification cycle to find plate edges and alignment
  • Customisable soft PLC for control of auxiliary devices
  • Combined graphical user interface and CNC for improved productivity
  • Modern interface with easy to use Commander software on our  AMI5000 Touch Pad HMI
  • Complete platform operates on Microsoft® Windows providing flexibility and easy integration.
  • Network connectivity included on all CNC platforms allowing easy file transfer and remote diagnostics
  • Patented MPG allowing incremental motion along programmed path, either forwards or reverse
  • Motion control and planning for accurate high speed cutting
  • High speed traversing and positioning regardless of machine size
  • Fly cutting, including line and arc scanning
  • Pingpong movement for repositioning
  • Support for automatic focal adjustment 
  • Shape library, convenient  access to predefined shapes without requiring separate  CAD/CAM system
  • Easily translated in any language required for different customers
  • Able to meet your Industry 4.0 requirements

Supported Interfaces

Support for major fibre laser sources such as IPG laser, Trumpf as well as others on request . Full support for major laser heads such as Precitec and Laser Mech.

Our flexible PLC integrates with: 
  • 3rd party pallet changes and sheet storage loader systems
  • Exhaust systems
  • Door interlocking and extraction handling
  • Automatic plate clamping systems
  • Gas control with optional automatic pressure regulation
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ANCA Motion Laser Application

ANCA Motion Laser Application

Advanced Features

ANCA Motion’s laser cutting application offers advanced functions allowing a faster cutting process whilst maintaining precision.

Laser Power Control
  • The path can be defined in Cartesian coordinates and axis swap will produce a path with one linear axis and one rotational axis
  • A PWM output directly controlled by the CNC allows fine control of the laser power by setting either the duty or the frequency of the laser pulses
  • Combined with the synchronised output for laser control the highest precision and productivity can be achieved
Exact Position related Output Signal by Fast Output
  • The motion planner within the CNC ensures that laser beam is switched on and off at the exact position defined by the CAD/CAM system. This planning takes into account variables such as delay time and variations caused by velocity or acceleration.
  • To achieve these results ANCA Motion make use of technology based on IEEE 1588. EtherCAT® and a high speed FPGA built into each of our servo drives ensures the highest precision and performance can be maintained.
Laser Diagnostics
  • As ANCA Motion’s CNCs are pc-based systems, laser diagnostic tools can run directly on the CNC system so that the diagnostic is much more convenient.
Height Following
  • ANCA Motion’s height following feature is compatible with market leading sensors and laser heads. A number of functions within the control make use of this sensor data including height following which maintains a constant cutting height even if the sheet is not flat.
  • Tip touch processing ensures the active job is paused to allow any issues to be resolved.
Fly Cutting
Fly-Cutting allows cutting to be done with a scanning motion along straight and arc paths, significantly increasing machine productivity for thin material.

ANCA Motion Laser Solution

ANCA Motion Laser Solution