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    Lantek optimises collision avoidance

    • By Editor
    • June 1, 2020
    • 2 minute read

    Lantek has now introduced its new Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA), an algorithm that minimises potential collisions between the head of fibre laser cutting machines and the contours of the sheet metal during cutting.

    Lantek’s ICA algorithm combines various measures for avoiding collisions between the cut-ting head and the parts that have already been cut, adding new strategies and techniques for controlling the cutting of parts while considering nearby contours. Lantek’s new algorithm can detect exactly which components and scrap elements pose a potential risk, bouncing and positioning themselves on top of nearby contours or becoming rotated, posing a risk to the movements of the cutting head. When this is detected, the system automatically assigns one or more micro-cuts. As the cutting of the sheet metal advances, the system can define a safe cutting path, allowing the user to choose to cut parts as soon as possible or at the end of the sheet metal machining.

    With ICA, Lantek offers a much more effective solution to the problems faced by the companies that use laser cutting machines which, occasionally, are forced to interrupt production due to damage caused to the cutting head by cut parts remaining on top of the sheet metal or becoming rotated when they are ejected.

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    Lantek optimises collision avoidance

    Lantek has now introduced its new Intelligent Collision Avoidance (ICA), an algorithm that minimises potential collisions between the head of fibre laser cutting machines and the contours of the sheet metal during cutting.

    Lantek’s ICA algorithm combines various measures for avoiding collisions between the cut-ting head and the parts that have already been cut, adding new strategies and techniques for controlling the cutting of parts while considering nearby contours. Lantek’s new algorithm can detect exactly which components and scrap elements pose a potential risk, bouncing and positioning themselves on top of nearby contours or becoming rotated, posing a risk to the movements of the cutting head. When this is detected, the system automatically assigns one or more micro-cuts. As the cutting of the sheet metal advances, the system can define a safe cutting path, allowing the user to choose to cut parts as soon as possible or at the end of the sheet metal machining.

    With ICA, Lantek offers a much more effective solution to the problems faced by the companies that use laser cutting machines which, occasionally, are forced to interrupt production due to damage caused to the cutting head by cut parts remaining on top of the sheet metal or becoming rotated when they are ejected.