Which Laser Cutting Machine To Buy ??? MAZAK / AMADA / TRUMPF
I am based in Mumbai, India and planning to buy a laser cutting machine for a job shop. In our entry level market, most of our jobs are into below mentioned thickness.
MS - max 8 to 10 mm
SS - max 4 to 6 mm[/B][/U]
Sheet size will be 5 ft x 10 10 ft.
Considering above criteria, we have short-listed following 3 machine.
1. Mazak : STX 510 Champion 1.8 KW.
2. Amada : 3015 NT 2.5 KW
3. Trumpf : 1030 (this is a new model by Trumpf and its not made in germany but made in USA)
All 3 are co2 lasers. I am first time buyer of laser cutting machine and hence I need some advise from experineced users . As you can see above that the thickness mentioned for MS & SS is not so high. So, mostly its going to be a very light work
can someone give rating to above mentioned machines on a scale of 1 to 10 on a following criteria
1. basic machine cost,
2. operating cost.
4. machine performance, accuracy , quality, finishing etc.
5. ease of maintenance
6. maintenance cost
1 indicating poorest performance & lowest rating and 10 indicating best performance & highest rating.
Besides giving rating, one can also comment on each criteria or any specify point if you think that is important and help in selection process.
Quick reply will be highly appreciated.
Trumpfs are good machines
It's been a while since I've looked at new lasers. We bought a 5040 in 2005 and have had pretty good luck with it. When we looked at lasers in 2005, it seemed that the other brands were pretty underpowered. Ask your salesman for cut speeds for the different materials you want to cut; that should tell the story. A few dollars more for more power us usually money well spent.
In India, Mazak has good and immediate support...i am user of Mazak lasers .. 6 year
i am from ahmedabad and we are two partners in a firm with sheet metal fabrication.
we are user of 2 mazak lasers since 2007 and 2010
good to say, we have best up times of machines as support of Mazak is very prompt and fast.
recently online service telephone support is great and many times no need to engineer to visit even as my operator can solve many of doubts/queries on phone only.
only one drawback...they are not so agreesive in marketing. but neverthless once you buy a machine, you can be sure for good support and performance.
I do not know about Amada but compared with trumpf, the operating cost is really low as electrical power requirement and start up time is very less.
i would vote for Mazak at place one and Trumpf at place two.
Trumpf and Mazak in India
I am user of both trumpf amd Mazak. User of trumpf for last 4 years and purchased one mazak 3D just one year back.
both machines are worth the brand names they reflect!! Performance, cutting speeds, software features etc are best to compare equally.
when it comes to support, as both companies has set up in Pune, has no issues about availability of local service.
But when it comes to spare parts, Mazak has advantage as now they are maintating good spares inventory. Trumpf also good in spare parts but has to wait for delivery from abroad.
Recently visited mazak new set up in pune. comapred with any other companies it really rocks!! you can imagine that they are in India with very firm long term planning.
Toll free telephone online support by mazak in Pune is very attractive. My operators are not worried about mid night support as Mazak has 24 X 7 telephone online support in INdia.
Both are equally comparable brands but wattage to be given to after sales support, spare parts availability and max up time ofmachine.
End of the day investing such a big money should be worth to be paid back!!!