TRUMPF will take the Blechexpo fair as an opportunity to unveil its “EdgeLine Bevel” solution, which automatically prepares parts for welding during the cutting process. Compatible with standard TRUMPF laser-cutting machines, this technology allows users to create beveled edges while cutting out the contours of each part. Liquid metal flows into these bevels during welding to ensure a high-quality weld seam. Fabricators typically perform beveling prior to welding using a milling machine, grinding machine or angle grinder – an additional step that is both cumbersome and time-consuming.
Currently, the only way to create bevels automatically is to use technologically advanced machines with specialist 3D cutting heads. However, these are seldom available on manufacturing lines, especially those operated by smaller fabricators. EdgeLine Bevel from TRUMPF is the first solution that allows users to bevel part edges automatically on much simpler, standard types of laser-cutting machines. The technology can also be used to create bevels on a part’s inner contours, which are impossible for manual angle grinders to access.
TRUMPF will be launching the new technology at Blechexpo for the standard versions of its TruLaser Series 3000 fiber and TruLaser Series 5000 fiber machines.