New product: IMT PNC LASER for laser cutting

25.10.2022 13:14
Self-produced nitrogen for safe, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly laser cutting
Self-produced nitrogen for safe, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly laser cutting

Hanover, 25. October 2022

Self-produced nitrogen for safe, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly laser cutting

The N2 supply represents a significant cost factor in laser cutting. With the Inmatec IMT PNC LASER nitrogen generator for on-site generation of protective gas, up to 70% of these costs can be saved. This is made possible by a two-stage and 100% oil-free production process. The new generator was now presented for the first time at the EuroBLECH in Hanover.

Nitrogen is an indispensable protective gas for all laser cutting applications. The new IMT PNC LASER generators from Inmatec produce nitrogen directly from the ambient air. The PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) technology used, filters oxygen and other components from the air and produces pure nitrogen (N2).

Unique on the market is the two-stage and 100% oil-free process in combination with an NKat system from Inmatec. Hydrogen (H2) is added to the nitrogen produced with an IMT PNC generator, which initially has a purity of 99.9% (3.0). The residual oxygen contained in the nitrogen is converted with the hydrogen into steam and heat, which are extracted in downstream processes. In this way, a nitrogen purity of up to 99.9995% (5.5) is achieved in an energy-efficient manner. By using this technology, the consumption of expensive compressed air can be reduced by up to 70% and thus maximum energy savings can be achieved. The N2 is then compressed in a completely oilfree booster and stored in cylinder bundles. On-site N2 generation with low-maintenance and oil-free Inmatec technology ensures a continuous, oil-free, and uninterrupted N2 supply, making you independent of suppliers and supply bottlenecks.

Better for your wallet

The N2 supply is a significant cost factor in laser cutting. On-site N2 generation offers a solution to significantly reduce these costs. With Inmatec's two-stage PSA hydrogen process, up to 70% of the costs can be saved compared to liquid nitrogen and thus very low amortisation times can be achieved.

Better for the environment

Inmatec technologies – with and without optional heat recovery techniques – help to keep the primary energy demand for N2 generation extremely low, thus reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions to a minimum. This enables BAFA funding and protects the climate and the environment.

A system for every Application

Laser cutting makes it possible to cut and separate a wide variety of materials with high precision. As a protective gas, the self-produced nitrogen creates an oxygen-free environment in the area of the laser beam, thereby effectively preventing oxidation and ensuring high-quality, filigree contours, and cutting edges. The result is a high surface quality for the machined workpieces. In addition, N2 is the ideal medium to flush the beam path of the laser and thus prevent scattering of the laser beam. The high-purity, self-produced nitrogen can be used in a wide variety of laser cutting machines such as CO2 lasers or fibre lasers.

Investment in a sustainable future

Sustainable production has a significant influence on the competitiveness of a company. Sustainable management in the sense of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requires investments to use natural resources sparingly and to protect the climate and the environment.

Investing in environmentally friendly technologies initially ties up funds, but the effort pays off in the end. Thus, by reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the context of production and transport, a contribution is made to preventing rising temperatures and further man-made climate change. In addition, companies benefit economically through significant savings in energy costs, reduced energy taxes, and government subsidies. In this way, investments in Inmatec N2 generation plants usually pay for themselves in a very short space of time.

Inmatec – Your partner in nitrogen supply

We are a leading manufacturer of nitrogen and oxygen generators. With our stationary and mobile plants, we are setting new standards in the on-site production of nitrogen. With N2 production directly on site, companies avoid supply bottlenecks and support climate and environmental protection with the help of environmentally friendly gas production.

Your advantages at a glance

  • Development and manufacturing „Made in Germany“
  • Experience since 1993 with over 9,000 plants installed worldwide
  • Reliable technology
  • Low maintenance
  • 24/7 Service

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