As a part of an overall investment in its production facilities, Sharpe Products, a leader in tube and pipe fabrication, has recently added to its technology stack with a JENOPTIK Votan BIM fiber optic, robotic cutting machine. Used to reach, turn and cut complex 3D components, this machinery is built for multi-axis pipe and tube fabrication.
With this capability, features such as holes, slots or notches can be added after the bending process, eliminating more costly tooling and secondary operations such as machining, coping and drilling, thereby helping to reduce lead times and manage costs.
“This new technology adds strength to our laser cutting and bending capabilities, allowing us to increase production efficiencies and reduce time-to-market for numerous job specifications,” states Paul Krickeberg, President & CEO, Sharpe Products.
Adding to its existing lineup of fiber optic laser cutting machines, the JENOPTIK-Votan BIM is well-suited for automotive exhaust and emissions control, agriculture, heavy equipment and industrial applications.
Images, information and video of 3D robotic laser tube cutting can be found here.
JENOPTIK-Votan is a registered trademark of JENOPTIK.