In recent years, the concepts of smart buildings and smart cities have gained tremendous traction, catalyzing a digital and intelligent upgrade in the elevator industry. High-end, intelligent elevators, known for their speed and comfortable experiences, have received widespread market and user recognition. This upsurge in smart and high-end elevators is setting a new trend in the global elevator industry.
Safety and Strength: The Stainless Steel Standard
For safety reasons, elevator components are typically made from stainless steel, known for its high load-bearing and strength characteristics. Thus, sheet metal processing has always been a crucial part of the elevator manufacturing process. The new generation of smart elevators, capable of automatically adjusting temperature and humidity, intelligent scheduling, and optimizing routes, requires components of higher complexity and precision. This, in turn, places stringent demands on the processing techniques of elevator metal structures.
Traditional Challenges Overcome by Laser Cutting
Traditional mechanical cutting methods, when applied to stainless steel, often lead to issues like deformation and rough edges due to the material’s high tangential stress and poor thermal conductivity. These methods necessitate further processing post-cutting, limiting the quality and production capacity in the elevator industry. However, the rapid development and integration of automated fiber laser cutting technology have brought a groundbreaking solution to these challenges.
Laser Cutting in Elevator Sheet Metal Processing
Applications of laser cutting technology in elevator sheet metal processing include cutting elevator door panels, cladding panels, fish plates, and parts for escalators and supports. As a non-contact, efficient processing method, laser cutting frees manufacturers from the constraints of traditional cutting tools and dies, avoiding mechanical stress on the workpiece and enabling flexible, efficient, and automated processing of metal sheets.
The Advantages of Laser Cutting
Laser cutting is characterized by its efficiency, precision, and high production capacity. The cuts are clean and smooth, eliminating the need for secondary processing. This significantly shortens the production process and reduces labor costs. Laser cutting technology has become the mainstream application in the elevator manufacturing industry for sheet metal processing. Brands like Han’s Laser have been at the forefront of this transformation, introducing the next generation of fiber laser cutting machines that offer a comprehensive balance of technology, performance, and cost-effectiveness.
The MACH Series Laser Cutting Machine
The MACH series, with a high-torque, integrated direct drive system, easily performs vertical and bevel cutting. It excels in smart operation, high-precision, and stability, making it ideal for elevator manufacturing, shipbuilding, and construction machinery.
2.Precision and Efficiency
The MACH series from Han’s Laser supports dual-axis ≥45°swing, effortlessly cutting K, Y, X, V, U-type bevels, and more. It features precision ball linear guides, high-precision gear racks, and reducers, among other core components.
3.High Precision and Productivity
The bed of the machine is processed through multiple steps and fully annealed to eliminate internal stress, preventing deformation and ensuring high-precision cutting. The lightweight aviation aluminum gantry design offers low inertia for high-speed operation, with repeat positioning accuracy up to ±0.03mm and a maximum acceleration of 2.4G.
4.Intelligent Control Upgrade
Equipped with functionalities like optical path adaptation, height sensing, automatic edge finding, CCD eagle eye recognition, and remote monitoring, the MACH series is highly automated and user-friendly. It comes with a comprehensive processing technology database for easy operation and minimal training requirements.
Han’s Laser, a leading provider of high-end metal laser equipment, offers a one-stop solution for highly automated, intelligent, and digital metal laser cutting in the elevator industry. These innovations help companies achieve higher efficiency, increased production capacity, and reduced labor costs, significantly boosting their competitive edge.