Hypertherm has released a new fiber laser cutting system that includes all components in one complete package. Hypertherm’s HyIntensity Fiber Laser HFL015 system includes the power source, cutting head, gas supply, operator interface consoles, motion controls, and software. Hypertherm officials said this approach will make it easier for partners and their customers to use laser cutting for their fine feature-cutting requirements. The system operates on Hypertherm control platforms with predeveloped cutting processes, which the company says significantly simplifies table integration and operation as well as higher levels of efficiency. The company also claims that the fiber laser offers several advantages over carbon dioxide laser systems. It requires virtually no maintenance, is more energy efficient, and takes up less space, officials say. The power supply is smaller than CO2, yet fiber delivery enables the beam to travel greater distances allowing for installation on larger tables.

Hypertherm Inc., P.O. Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755; (800) 643-0030;www.hypertherm.com.