Laser Cutting Abrasives
For a long time abrasives converting was dominated by knife slitters and die punchers. But in the year 2000 Zenna launched a laser/scanner line, specially designed to convert fiber discs, a difficult to die-cut material. Ten years later Zenna introduced the first wide web sandpaper Combi converting line, specially developed to cut high volumes "multi-hole"discs and sheets, impossible for a die and knife. Cutting 100, 200 or even 350 small holes for dust extraction has become a standard in the car repair market. But even for generic abrasive materials and shapes, laser cutting offers significant advantages versus die and knife:
- Less waste, as the laser can cut (nearly) disc-to-disc
- Eliminates wear on tooling, saving cost of sharpening
- High quality of the edge in any shape thinkable
- From first to last part a constant quality, contact-free cutting
- Only seconds changeover time between jobs
Zenna offers a wide range of abrasive cutting systems, either specialized for a specific material like fiber or more generic for cloth, Velcro, paper, film and PSA, all materials from P24 to P1000. There are laser lines for narrow web (up to 500mm), half web (750mm), midi web (1000mm) and full web (up to 1700mm or beyond). Straight from jumbo roll, master roll or sheet. Zenna can deliver a wide variety of machines and solutions for type of material, hole pattern or special purposes.