I’m new to the forum, but could not find this topic anywhere else:
I’m looking for recommendations. My company is looking for a laser to take some work off the waterjet. It could potentially be running for a full 8 hours on certain production jobs, so reliability is critical. We’d like a minimum cutting area of 40in x 24in. The larger the better, but we still need it to fit inside the office building. We’re not looking to put it out in the shop. Owner is not averse to cutting a hole in the wall to get it in the building. Looking for something around 100W or more that can cut acrylic, neoprene, other materials. Here are some of the brands I’ve looked at:
Universal Laser Systems
Am I missing any brands I should be researching? What I’m trying to avoid is recommending a purchase to the owner only to have it cause a lot of production delays due to maintenance. I’ve seen a few that offer two independent lasers in the same machine for double production speed and redundancy. Is this a gimmick?
Thank you so much for your time.