61. Masuda Award with Grand Prize of the Jury for Laser Cutting Machine ENSIS-AJ 9kW
The Masuda Award, presented by Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, a trade magazine for industrial production, is regarded as influential in the Japanese market. The publishing house celebrated its centenary in 2015 and owns one of the few daily newspapers for the industry: Daily Industrial News. The "Top Ten New Products" category is reserved for products that make an elementary contribution to the Japanese manufacturing industry. In the spring of 2019, 63 companies took part, each with a selected product, of which only the 10 named were allowed to take home a prize in their own category. The ENSIS AJ fiber laser with 9 kW is not only one of the few winners due to its enormous speed and energy efficiency. The jury was particularly impressed by its innovativity through the patented process of variable beam control and the new collimation unit, which ensure maximum flexibility in the processing of a wide variety of materials.
With its 9 kW, the new expansion level effortlessly handles even high working volumes and cuts sheet metal up to 25 mm. Since AMADA obtains resonators from its own development, they are optimally matched to the machine. ENSIS AJ 9kW, like all models of the series with 3i-conrtoller of the newest generation, is network-compatible in the sense of IoT. Moreover, the ENSIS-AJ 9 kW can be used perfectly fully automatically in order to reduce set-up times to a maximum and to enable machine operation around the clock.