BLM Group’s LS7 sheet laser cutting machine is an entry-level product with laser power up to 12 kW. The machine can cut steel, stainless steel, iron, copper, brass and aluminum in thicknesses from 0.20 in. to 1.57 in., or even double sheets. The conventional aluminum mobile gantry structure is actuated by a rackand-pinion system, which slides on a steel base filled with a special polymer to ensure high rigidity even with accelerations up to 2G. The pallet change can be accomplished in 9 sec., taking place on the long side of the machine. Handling is fully electric, without pneumatic or hydraulic actuators.