BLM Group to Demonstrate LT7 Lasertube with Insertion Unit at FABTECH

At FABTECH 2022 in booth #B7513, BLM GROUP USA will be demonstrating its LT7 lasertube with a new thread insert unit, which automatically installs thread inserts into laser cut/drilled holes using press fitting. A simple and widely relied upon joining technique, press fitting relies upon force and friction to hold two components together. A patent-pending technology exclusive to BLM GROUP, this inserter unit simplifies and shortens the processing time required for mating an insert with a tubular component.

The thread insert is an ideal solution for thin wall tubes, which are not sufficient for standard threads, and an ideal partner with the BLM GROUP LT7 machine. The system is capable of handling threaded hexagonal inserts from M4 to M12 with automatic checks to ensure proper insertion. Post-laser cutting, the time to install inserts is only nine to 11 seconds/insert.

Programming

BLM Group’s Artube software makes for easy offline programming accommodation for the insertion process inside the same software for all other part programming. Programming on the machine then takes place automatically, while allowing the operator to maximize production.

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