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Application of Atlas Copco GX series air compressor in the sector of laser cutting machine


A thin but flashy beam shines on a steel plate and the computer-controlled equipment moves steadily over the steel plate. In a short moment, a complicated and beautiful pattern is cut onto the steel plate. All audience present marvel at it and applause. It is a show by a high-precision and high-power laser cutting machine made by Unity Prima Shanghai, a China-Italy joint venture.

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Unity Prima Shanghai is a joint venture invested by Prima Industries of Italy, a giant in the global laser industry, and Shanghai Unity Bystronic CNC Laser Equipment Co., Ltd, China’s most influential supplier of complete set of laser processing equipment. Through years of efforts, the joint venture has become one of the largest high-tech presence in China’s laser process equipment industry, with the widest line of products and most advanced technologies. Its market shares in China reach over 50%.

High-power laser cutting machine can handle cutting on various materials and for complicated shapes. However, its operation cannot go well without clean, dry and stable supply of compressed air. Part of the compressed air forms cutting gas with highly pure oxygen and nitrogen for the cutting head. Part of it serves as the driving air source to air cylinder of clamping table. And the last part of it is used for sweeping dusts from light system. Compressed air out of the air compressor pass gas tank and dryer, go into gas control cabinet and through a set of precision processing system, and then turns into pure and dry air. Then the air is divided into three parts for cutting gas, air cylinder source and positive air for cleaning light system, so as to maintain normal operation of laser cutting machine.

Based descriptions above, you may find out that what do a high quality air compressor and compressed air processing system mean to a laser cutting machine. This is exactly the reason behind long-term cooperation between Unity Prima Shanghai and Atlas Copco since 2006. According to Mr. Wang Liangbin, a department chief with Unity Prima Shanghai, "Compressed air is an integral part of the air supplying system of laser cutting machine. Quality compressed air will guarantee the sound operation of a laser cutting machine. The air compressor of Atlas Copco will satisfy our demands.”

So far Unity Prima Shanghai has put into operation hundreds of Atlas Copco GX and GA series air compressors. “Atlas Copco provides supreme products and considerable and convenient services. Our air compressors have provided stable and reliable air source for Unity Prima Shanghai. The two giants join hands and will create more value for our users.” concludes Frank Liu, Business Line Manager, Industrial Air Division, Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

For further information please contact: 
Frank Liu, Business Line Manager of Industrial Air 
Atlas Copco (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. – Compressor Technique
Phone: +86 21 6108 2388

Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at .
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, Quality Air solutions and monitoring and connectivity solutions worldwide, under several brands, for all kinds of industries. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.