XLase officially presented at headquarters
After its premiere at EuroBLECH in October 2018, XLase GmbH has now been officially introduced at HSG Laser's headquarters in Foshan, China.
In the presence of customers, partners and suppliers as well as representatives from business and politics, XLase GmbH was recently presented as the European bridgehead and new flagship brand of HSG Laser. Ma Canrong, the former ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Germany (2002 - 2009), who was also among the visitors, emphasized the importance of technological cooperation and cultural exchange between China and Germany and congratulated the company on this consistent step into the European market.
XLase GmbH in Hamburg, founded in September 2018, is the entry window to Europe for the parent company HSG Laser. HSG Laser is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fiber laser cutting systems and pursues a consistent internationalization strategy. Above all, Europe, with its many strong and innovative markets in machine tools and sheet metal working, is an essential part of it. In addition to the further expansion of the sales network in Europe, the focus is on strengthening the service organization and the quality of spare parts availability.
"Only with a coherent overall package of quality, performance and after-sales service is it possible to be successful in the highly competitive and demanding European markets," Thorsten Frauenpreis explains, Managing Director of the Hamburg-based laser start-up. He is confident that XLase is excellently positioned to compete with existing suppliers and at the same time open up completely new market segments thanks to its technological performance and attractive pricing strategy.
Thorsten Frauenpreiss also trusts in the continued remarkable pace of innovation of the company, which was founded twelve years ago. New solutions in the field of machine control and laser beam guidance, namely the cutting head, were presented at the company's celebration. The new "XCon X" control system is characterized by a modern and intuitive user interface that can be used for all fiber laser cutting systems across platforms and meets the latest requirements in terms of interfaces, communication and Industry 4.0.
The new laser cutting head, "KLINGE", underlines the competence of the machine manufacturer also in the laser-optical field: the entire cutting head including the distance sensors was developed in-house and guarantees the best possible interaction with the machine. The result is maximum reliability and performance as well as clever solutions in cutting processes. The KLINGE cutting head is available for laser powers of up to 8 kilowatts.
However, the highlight of the event was the completely newly developed laser cutting series "XCut GX". The predecessor, the GA series, is the company's bestseller with several thousand installations worldwide.
"It was important for us to carefully further develop the success characteristics of the predecessor and at the same time not only to create the basis for an evolution through new ideas and innovations, but also to bring about a revolution," Thorsten Frauenpreiß comments on the new product, which is intended to seamlessly continue the success story of the predecessor series.
The machine is characterized by speeds of 100 m/min and an acceleration of 1 g and contains many other innovative ideas that make the work more productive. These include a revised supply unit, a significantly improved, separated extraction system and the optional integration of the "KLINGE" cutting head and the "XCon X" control system. In addition, the machine is extremely compact and modular in design, which simplifies transport, installation and service.
The machine is currently in an extensive test phase, which will be accompanied by TÜV Rheinland. State-of-the-art safety and communication concepts are therefore integrated right from the start and promise a high degree of future security, which is of great importance especially in the European markets. After completion of the test phase, the "XCut GX" will be available to customers in Europe from mid-2019.
At the presentation of XLase GmbH in China, HSG Laser welcomed the former Chinese ambassador to Germany, Ma Canrong (center).
The former Chinese ambassador to Germany, Ma Canrong (center), then met with Thorsten Frauenpreiss (left), Managing Director of XLase GmbH, and Yong Chang, General Manager of Foshan Beyond (HSG) Laser Technology Co., Ltd..
After finishing the test phase accompanied by TÜV Rheinland, the new "XCut GX" machine series will be available to customers in Europe from mid-2019.
The new laser cutting head "KLINGE" was developed by HSG Laser and is available for laser powers up to 8 kilowatts.
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