LCS 50

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The LCS 50 with 3 or 5 axes is Synova’s most compact and cost-efficient Laser MicroJet® machine. The LCS 50 is ideal for finish-machining of diamond tools, watch components and other small work pieces that require precision cutting, drilling, grooving or slicing as well as 3D processing.  

The machine uses linear motor axes (LCS 50-3) and additional B and C rotary axes with torque motors enabling 3D cutting and shaping (LCS 50-5).

The state-of-the-art CNC machine system includes a high-power green laser, a compact high-pressure water pump with an ultra-pure water unit, a touch-screen control panel, a touch probe and a vision system with motorized zoom.

Materials

Hard materials: Polycrystalline CBN (PcBN), polycrystalline diamonds (PCD), monocrystalline diamonds (MCD), chemical-vapor-deposition (CVD) diamonds, natural diamond (ND), tungsten carbide (WC)

Metals: Stainless steel, Durnico, CuBe, copper, brass, aluminum, shape-memory alloys (Nitinol), titanium, nickel, super alloys etc. 

Ceramic: Zirconia (ZrO2), LTCC (low-temperature co-fired ceramic), Aluminum-nitride (AlN), Aluminum-oxide (Al2O3) 

Operations

3-axis machine: 2D cutting, drilling, slicing, grooving 

5-axis machine: 3D shaping, cutting, drilling, slicing, edge grinding (K-land edges, single or multiple clearance angles), grooving, milling, engraving, profiling 

 

Key Benefits

  • Sharp and Smooth
    • Cylindrical beam resulting in parallel kerfs (no V-shape)
    • Smooth cutting surfaces and sharp edges (Ra  as low as 0.15 μm)
    • Virtually no heat impact thanks to water jet cooling capability
  • Fast and Accurate
    • Finnish cutting of 1.6 mm PCD and cemented carbide in up to 5 mm/min. No limit in thickness. 
    • High mechanical precision with a tolerance of less than +/- 3 μm
    • Very small kerf width (down to 30 μm)
  • Clean and Easy
    • Clean surfaces and no depositions
    • No or very little post treatment required
    • No focus control necessary due to long working distance

 

General Specifications

Version    LCS 50-3    LCS 50-5
Working volume mm (W x D x H)    50 x 50 x 50    50 x 50 x 50
Accuracy  µm    +/- 3   +/- 3
Repeatablility  µm     +/- 1   +/- 1 
Number of axes       3-axis   5-axis 
Laser Type      Diode pumped solid state Nd: 
YAG, pulsed 
   Diode pumped solid state Nd: 
YAG, pulsed
Wavelength nm   532   532
Dimensions machine mm (W x D x H)   800 x 1200 x 1650   800 x 1200 x 1650
Dimensions cabinet mm (W x D x H)   700 x 2300 x 1600   700 x 2300 x 1600