Metal laser cutting machine robust and reliable solution

How Xfly the metal laser cutting machine works

XFly is composed of a strong self-supporting steel gantry on which the runways and the X-axis (lengthwise) are mounted; the Y-axis (cross) is instead supported by an aluminum gantry to decrease weights and maintain high performances.

The installed planetary gearboxes have reduced backlash and low noise; together with the racks and pinions with helical teeth, they guarantee high precision in all movements and exceptional acceleration.

All the guideways are linear with circular-arc contact. The brushless motors of the axes are all equipped with absolute encoders and digital actioning that are CNC-managed, also remotely.

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Technical features of the metal laser cutting machine

Up to 3.500 mm

Machine width

Up to 8.000 mm

Machine length


Fibre laser

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Main features:

Automatic reference (EDS, edge depth size)
For promptly adapting the program to the actual metal sheet position

Management of tank opening
Dust collection

Possibility of sending emails to signal
The need for preventive maintenance or in case of failure

TELESERVICE connection

Diagnostic section
For inputs and outputs

Possibility of sending emails
To signal the completion of a job

Possibility of connecting the machine through the software to the technical office
For continuous monitoring and production reports

Metal laser engraving machine and nc

The NC of XFly is specifically developed for the laser cutting of metal sheets and even tubes.

The NC uses an industrial computer with Windows embedded operating system and comes with a TFT LCD 21,5’’ touch screen.

The interface has been developed to let the operator verify all the parameters in a simple and intuitive way with the possibility for the operator to modify the cutting parameters without stopping the machine.

The software is connected to our service department for any malfunctioning that may occur
and is fully compliant with Industry 4.0 requirements.

Cutting head for metal engraving

On our XFLY the new cutting head II-VI (HIGHYAG), model FSC BIMO Z, is installed.

Its main feature is the motorization of the lens and of the laser beam magnification.

This motorization allows the system to adapt to the thickness and material to cut in a totally automatic way by just changing the diameter of the nozzle: when the magnification is modified, the laser point diameter is able to cut thicker sheets.

The head is equipped with an integrated capacitive system to control the piercing and cutting heights, as well as with a sensor that comes as standard which detects any dirt on the lens glass protection, preventing any damage of the focal lenses in the head.


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Laser source to cut metal

The laser sources that can be installed on our machine are fiber laser with diodes.

The technical gases used to support the cutting head are oxygen and nitrogen.

The installed power goes from 1,0 KW to 14 KW. The sources are equipped with a chiller managed by the numeric control and with the possibility of sequential marking and cutting piece by piece.


Automatic nozzle change of metal laser cutting machine

Our automatic nozzle change system is used when the thickness of the metal sheet changes without manual adjustment by the operator.

It can also be set in accordance with working time slots in case of unattended work.

Cnc – 2d numerical control

Our XFLY is equipped with a numerical control developed and produced by ESAutomotion, featuring an LCD 19” touch screen colour monitor and a HMI user-friendly interface, which includes all the laser cutting functions.

The CNC controls all the axes of the machine (X-Y-Z-U-A-B) including the laser source.
The installed software manages all the information with alarm codes and dynamically controls the work processes.

In this software all the technological tables of materials-thickness can be found – these are provided by the laser source manufacturer manufacturer; more functions can be created and personalized.
A series of functions makes the machine extremely easy to use and almost entirely automatic and compliant with Industry 4.0 requirements.

Automatic pallet changer

Our XFLY is equipped with an automatic pallet changer to load and unload the cutting area.

The pallet table where the metal sheet is loaded has two layers with hydraulic lifting. The four cylinders that are used to change heights are guided, have flow control to synchronize the stroke upwards and downwards, and also have sensors to recognize the high and the low positions.

The cutting tables are moved by a chain motorized by a brushless motor with absolute encoder and bevel-helical drive.

This way, absolute precision and high pallet-changing speed are ensured (estimated total cycle time: 40’). Underneath the pallet changer structure two extractable tanks are present to collect smaller parts, residue and scraps that may fall while moving the cut pieces.

On every XFly machine an automatic loading & unloading system can also be set up,
even at a later stage.

Nesting software

Integrated system for creating machine coding with both manual and automatic nesting.


This cutting technology for laser, plasma, oxy, and water-jet cutting controls parameters, cutting paths, and rules for automatic operations for all the technologies enabled.

LIBELLULA CUT is able to perform the following:

Two-dimensional drawing reading
DWG reading and writing
DXF reading and writing
Automatic, manual and dynamic manual nesting
Automatic and manual cutting technologies
Bevel cutting technology v, x, k, y
Automatic choice of drilling / countersinking / tapping
Automatic and manual handling of micro-joints
Handling of jumpers
Control of multiple of heads and of automatic packaging
Joint cutting with oxycutting
Library of cutting parameters
Library of icons
Library of metal sheets
Library of possible jobs
Printout of the completed job
Handling of multiple metal sheets
Three-dimensional representation of the icon

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