Rotary Laser Systems
A rotary attachment can be added to any of Kern's laser systems for processing of pipes, rods and other cylindrical items. The rotary device is driven by a high resolution servo motor resulting in smooth and accurate cutting performance. Two different rotary setups are available to choose from.
The pipe cutting setup implements a lathe chuck to firmly secure the pipe in place. A tailstock is pushed up against the opposite end to keep the pipe rotating on center as it is cut. The tail stock can be adjusted on a rail for different lengths of pipe. Adjustments can be made to the rotary chuck to accommodate different pipe diameters. The pipe cutting device is commonly used by manufacturers of motorcycle exhausts, large filters and pipe joints.The video below shows the pipe rotary in action.
Kern offers an alternative rotary device which uses wheels to spin a cylindrical item allowing engravings to wrap around the entire outside surface. There is no chuck holding one end of the product limiting access to the laser head. This rotary is ideal for engraving applications that require the entire area of the product to be engraved.
Adjustable wheels can be moved to accommodate a variety of different sized products. Common applications for this wheel rotary are walking sticks, canes and flash lights.
Kern also offers custom rotary devices which are built for custom applications. If you have an idea for a custom rotary device please contact a friendly sales associate.