Eagle Fiber LasersNothing Faster.
Eagle is the fastest growing fiber laser systems manufacturer in Europe and they formally came to North America in 2018 through Fairmont Machinery. Eagle pioneered fiber laser for sheet and plate metal cutting with their long-standing partner IPG Photonics. Eagle manufactures the world’s most advanced and reliable fiber lasers. Link: Eagle Laser Website
Fairmont Machinery is the US master importer and distributor for Eagle Lasers. We cover sales and service, and hold a vast inventory of spare parts. With our nationwide network of partners we have a representative near you.
But what makes it the world’s most productive?
Eagle offers 2 to 20kW fiber lasers. Eagle power deliver cut speed 2 to 3 times faster than other lasers, while the exclusive and patented eVa high-power cutting head ensures full reliability and uptime. Even at 20kW, Eagle is ready for 24/7 operation in your shop.
Cut speed is useless if your laser can’t accelerate to top cut speed fast enough. Where other machines deliver 1 to 3 G acceleration, Eagle delivers up to 6 G’s. Motion speed of 13,780 inches/minute coupled with 6 G acceleration makes this machine faster than your eye can track.
Fastest Material Handling
Eagle’s 9-second pallet changer is designed not only to be the fastest, but also the most reliable. Servo drives replace slow hydraulics, and mechanical engagement ensures flawless and reliable operation day in and day out.
Increasing power not only produces more parts per hour, but significantly drops the cost per part. Now available with 20kW.
More Power = More Profit
6G accelerates and decelerates in 1/3 the distance and time as 2G. Cornering and rapid traverse moves are faster.
Produce parts faster with the quickest laser available.
Fastest Pallet Change
Most fiber laser machines boast of a 25 to 60 second pallet change. Eagle’s integrated pallet changer takes only 9 seconds on our 5×10′ machine. A machine this fast needs to be fed. Eagle manufactures a full line of material handling automation and towers.
6 Steps to an Ideal Fiber Laser Machine
Design mechanical structure for high-speed motion
On the Eagle iNspire series of machines, performance starts with the structural design and materials. Two polymer concrete bases weighing 8,000 pounds each provide temperature stability, rigidity, and vibration dampening. The bridge is made of a unique carbon-fiber composite that is far stiffer and 2.5x lighter than steel. The bridge is placed directly between the bases to minimize length and weight, ideal for high G dynamic motion.
Design a ridiculously fast drive system
Eagle utilizes ultra-powerful linear drives and Renishaw absolute linear encoders on all axes coupled with Beckhoff high-speed digital control to achieve a maximum traverse velocity of 13,780 inches per minute (350 m/min).
Design for extreme acceleration, or your machine will never reach top speed
The hidden curse of ultrahigh-speed motion is vibration. Eagle’s polymer concrete base is heavy, the bridge is light and short, the bridge is driven from the center of gravity, the linear motor drive is non-contact, and the electrical system has sophisticated vibration dampening algorithms. The result is 6g of acc/dec, double that of other high-speed fiber lasers. Eagle had to redesign the front doors of the Eagle because the bridge motion actually pushed enough air to throw the doors open.
Select high power laser to take advantage of the motion characteristics
Fiber lasers can be ganged to nearly unlimited power levels (a fiber laser has been delivered 100 kW for special R&D applications). Once you exceed 6 kW of fiber laser power the weakest link in the reliability chain for the system is the head. Since the beginning, Eagle worked tirelessly with IPG Photonics to understand the issues. The result is Eagle’s exclusive and patented eVa cutting head and optics system – the only reliable high-power fiber laser head available today capable of 24/7 operation, even at 20kW.
Design material handling pallet changer to be fast
When you cut sheets this quickly, you’re changing pallets 6 to 10 times per hour. Material handling becomes a large part of the total part cost. Since time changing sheets is wasted time, Eagle has developed a servo driven (not hydraulic driven) pallet changer that exchanges pallets in just 9 seconds on our 5×10′ machine, as compared to 25 to 60 seconds.
Select only the best sub component partners to provide the greatest reliability
Eagle partners with the best-in-class suppliers of every component and sub-system. Beckhoff – renowned supplier of ultra-fast, most reliable advanced motion controls , IPG – the inventor and world leader of fiber laser, Renishaw – leader in measurement and feedback systems, Festo – leader of pneumatic technology, and Nord, leader in reliable gear boxes just to name a few. These quality components deliver great reliability, and their North American facilities offer local support.