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High-Speed laser cutting of insulators at Tocana Ltd

Supplier: Trotec Laser By: Suraya Diamond-Coorey
25 May, 2018

Tocana specialise in the design, development and manufacture of electrical and electronic insulation solutions. They cut flame retardant electrical insulators with a GS1000.

Laser cutting of electrical insulators

Searching for a high-speed CO2 laser cutter for cutting electrical insulators, Tocana Ltd. from Dublin visited the Trotec booth at the Sign & Digital show in Birmingham. After consultation and a demo from Trotec´s experts Tocana ordered a SpeedMarker directly at the show.

Tocana specialise in the design, development and manufacture of electrical and electronic insulation solutions. They cut flame retardant electrical insulators for computer, power supplies, electrical and power distribution systems, telecommunication equipment, medical equipment, automotive components, consumer products, lighting, TVs and appliances. The insulators are made from a variety of plastics including a special Polypropylene, which is flame retardant and can withstand a voltage of 32,000 volts (dielectric breakdown).

Laser systems for electronic industry

Many advantages with a laser

Up to now the insulators have been produced with conventional metal cutting and creasing dies. Now they use the SpeedMarker for high-speed laser cutting (cycle time: <10s each). The advantages of the laser are:

  • more flexibility in design
  • faster time to market
  • cost reduction on saving cutting dies
  • better cost efficiency on small runs

High-Speed laser cutter GS Series