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ByTrans Extended 4020
13 November 2015

Bystronic has been offering 4020-format laser cutting systems for quite some time. With the ByTrans Extended 4020, a compatible and astonishingly versatile automation solution is now also available.

As of autumn 2014, Bystronic expanded the existing ByTrans Extended automation module with the 4020 format. This means that the loading and unloading unit is now also available for laser cutting systems that process 4 by 2 meter metal sheets.

"The expansion to the larger format makes sense and supports the growing trend towards automation," explains Mario Duppenthaler, Product Manager for Laser and Automation. With ByTrans Extended 4020, users considerably increase the material flow of their laser cutting processes. This automation unit handles the entire loading and unloading process on the shuttle table of the laser cutting system. As Mario Duppenthaler explains, this greatly simplifies working with the 4 by 2 meter sheet size, because from a certain range of thicknesses, metal sheets in this format are difficult to handle manually. The ByTrans Extended 4020 requires only 75 seconds to set up and unload the cutting table.

Intelligent material handling

ByTrans Extended 4020 is not only fast but also astonishingly versatile. The automation module comes with two cassettes, which can be equipped variably with material. This provides a wide range of possibilities for material handling:

  • For example, each cassette can be filled with a different type of metal sheet.
  • Alternatively, cassette 1 can be loaded with raw material and cassette 2 can be used to receive the cut parts.
  • Or cassette 1 can be loaded with raw material and cassette 2 with protective separators. After cutting, the protective separators can be placed between the finished parts. This is useful, for example, when cutting scratch-sensitive parts.

ByTrans Extended 4020: The right automation solution for 4 by 2 meter format laser cutting systems. Here in combination with a ByAutonom 4020.