Using compressed air as a laser cutting gas can greatly reduce your laser running costs and help increase your profitability
· Do you use laser cutting as part of your production?
· Do you want to maximise your profit per laser cut part?
Cutting gas supply is an essential part of laser cutting but it is also the most expensive utility that you need to supply to your laser cutter. Common cutting gases are nitrogen and oxygen, but the cost of supplying these gases alone can be as high as 90 percent of the total utility cost for the laser.
So is there a cost effective alternative? The answer is YES, in many cases there is!
Depending on the type and the thickness of the material being cut, compressed air can be used as a cutting gas. Compressed air production costs are only one quarter the cost of supplying nitrogen or oxygen…that’s right ONE QUARTER! Imagine reducing the utility costs of laser cutting every part down to 25% of their current levels!
Why use compressed air for laser cutting?
Cost Effectiveness -Compressed air is considerably less expensive than both nitrogen and oxygen.
Speed - Depending on the material and thicknesses, compressed air can give faster cutting rates and increased throughput.
Compressed air is already used on site - Compressed air is a versatile utility and is probably used elsewhere on site and in your manufacturing process (such as for other machine tools, dust extraction and automation machines that are connected to your laser)
So how can we help?
We understand your challenges - After 100 years of operations in the UK we can safely say we've been in business for long enough to understand that you operate in a highly competitive industry where the costs per part are very low!
We can supply the complete gas package for all your laser cutting needs and then look after your installation and service from A to Z - Atlas Copco designs, manufactures, installs and services complete compressed air, nitrogen and oxygen systems, (this includes compressors, air treatment equipment, nitrogen generators, oxygen generator and boosters for up to 40 Barg). You can now source the complete solution for all your compressed air and gas requirements from one manufacturer. Atlas Copco can meet your needs for the whole that includes turn-key solution to include supply, installation and total responsibility service.
Why choose Atlas Copco?
Laser Industry knowledge - Atlas Copco strives to understand our customers’ business needs and the challenges they face. By understanding your business, we can offer solutions that will help to improve your profitability. Laser cutting is a key market for Atlas Copco and so we’ve made it our business to understand your industry. We can advise you on the most cost-effective solution to all of your compressed air and gas flow and purity requirements.
Single Source Supply - Atlas Copco is the only brand that can offer complete compressed air, nitrogen and oxygen solutions, tailor made for the laser cutting industry…all from one manufacturer.
Extensive Service support - Atlas Copco has over 200 factory trained service engineers based in the UK who can service your entire system. Atlas Copco also has a wide range of service products from Annual Inspection to Total Responsibility to give you piece of mind and allow you to focus all your energies on your core business.
State-of-the-art technology – Atlas Copco is the world’s leading air and gas technology manufacturer. Innovation and Sustainability are key to the success of our products and so reliability and energy efficiency are key drivers in our product development. Our compressors, nitrogen generation and oxygen generation systems are the market leaders in terms of efficiency. Our impressive R&D spending and constant improvement mindset means that you can be assured of the very highest reliability and peace of mind.
Compressor and Gas Generation solutions that are most popular with our laser customers…
As the world’s largest supplier of compressed air equipment, Atlas Copco has just about everything you need. We can size and select the right package for your application and needs. As well as an extensive range of equipment, Atlas Copco can also offer a variety of specification levels to suit every company’s capital and running cost priorities.
Each laser manufacturer stipulates its own air quality requirements that suit the unique features of its machines. Atlas Copco’s extensive range of compressed air treatment products means that you can be assured that, whatever the specification of air required, Atlas Copco will always have the most reliable and efficient solution for you.
Please see the links below for further information on products that are commonly supplied to our customers in the laser cutting industry
The demands on air compressors are growing. Businesses investing in a compressed air system want it to be more energy-efficient, more reliable, smarter, quieter and smaller, at a low total cost of ownership. With its new GA 37+-45+ (30-45 kw/40-75 hp), Atlas Copco delivers all of the above and more.