RT Series Small Diameter Laser Tube Cutting Machine

Model RT1000
Preco Medical RT1000 Laser Tube Cutting Machine

Designed for Precision Laser Cutting of Metal Tubes

The Preco RT Series is designed for precision laser cutting of small diameter tubes for medical devices such as surgical instruments, stents and other implantable devices. The combination of a granite base, precision servo drives, rigid work holding, fiber-delivered laser sources and Preco's optimized fine cutting head offers unmatched precision and productivity.

Applications

  • Surgical Instruments
  • Stints
  • Implantable Devices

Rock-solid accuracy.

The Preco RT1000 small diameter tube laser cutting system is built around a granite base and bridge to ensure stable and accurate laser cuts.

Small laser cut metal tube sample

The Preco RT1000 is designed for precision laser cutting of small diameter tubes for medical devices such as surgical instruments, stents and other implantable devices.

MATERIALS

  • Stainless Steel
  • Cobalt Chrome Alloy
  • Titanium
  • Nickel-Titanium
    Alloy (Nitinol)
  • Tungsten
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Iridium
  • Tantalum

Features & Benefits

Just some of the many benefits of buying a Preco laser tube cutting machine.

Granite Base and Bridge

An isolated rigid and stable base provides superior part accuracy and quality of cut

Fiber Laser 

As standard, this system has a single-mode fiber-delivered laser. Additional laser sources can be integrated to meet specific customer requirements.

Preco Fine Cutting Head  

The Preco fine cutting head was designed and built specifically for thin wall laser cutting with a clean edge and minimal thermal input. The head utilizes three focusing lenses and power modulation to minimize the damaging effects of tube back wall laser strikes.

Wet Cutting 

An integrated water pump can be used in applications where water cooling of the tube is required.

Class I Safety Enclosure 

A well-designed enclosure provides excellent part access during set-up and maintenance while providing CDRH Class I protection during operation.

Y and Z Axis Motion

The Y-Z stage is ball screw driven incorporating brushless servo motors with accuracies of ± 5 microns for the Y-axis and ± 20 microns for the Z-axis. The programmable Y and Z-axis motion produces parallel wall features while off-axis cutting.

AcuNav™ II

Preco's PC Based machine HMI is a CNC controller designed for laser processing with G-Code programming.

X-Axis and Rotary Motion

The tube periphery cutting is controlled by a linear motor X-axis and a brushless direct drive servo motor for the rotary axis. The accuracy for the X-axis is ± 7 microns and ± 50 arc-seconds for the rotary axis.

Options

Options available for the RT1000 Laser Tube Cutting Machine.

Laser Options 

To optimize your specific application (metallic or polymer tubes), fiber delivered continuous wave or pulsed lasers along with CO2 lasers can be integrated to the RT1000

Manual Adjust Y and Z Axis

In lieu of servo control axes, the stages can be controlled manually if off-axis processing is no required.

Automated Tube Feeder

For high volume unattended operation, an automated tube feeder with a magazine loader can be integrated into the RT1000.

Tech Specs

Technical parameters are based on a baseline standard but all Preco laser machines can be customized to meet your product's needs.

Machine Footprint Width: 1846 mm (73 in)
Depth: 846 mm (33 in)
Height: 1651 mm (65 in)
Safety Enclosure Class 1
RT1000 small tube laser cutter size diagram

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Have Questions?

Reach out to a Preco sales representative directly to get your project started.

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Kurt Hatella

VP, Laser Equipment - Converting
715.247.3285
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Jason Thoen

Sales Manager, Converting
715.247.3285
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Salvatore Scarvaci

European Managing Director
+44 1227 473 900
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Volker Hofmann

Sales/Technical Support Manager
+49 6387 993 209
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