With the introduction of the Vulcan platform, Powerlase leverages the class-leading peak power and globally proven industrial reliability of the Rigel i1600 pulsed laser system. The Rigel series has mainly targeted and benefited high pulse energy, high-volume materials processing applications such as the removal of AlSi coatings on tailored blanks, surface polishing and hardening of metals, and cutting/drilling of glass and carbon fiber reinforced plastics. The new Vulcan platform has been specially created to fully address the need of high-volume surface removal (ablation) processes at power levels above 1 kW – coating and paint removal, mold cleaning, surface pre-treatment, and restoration.
“Our goal with the development of the Vulcan systems is to satisfy customers asking for a complete ablation solution that can vastly increase process speeds” said Joe Kennedy, VP of Sales and Marketing. “And, in utilizing the Rigel laser system within the platform, Powerlase’s Vulcan delivers the highest peak power and pulse energy, and thus faster process speeds, compared to anything else currently available on the market – worldwide.”
The Rigel laser system integration offers the Vulcan platform with the same level of pulse parameter flexibility, condition monitoring, beam stability and fiber delivery that helped shape the Rigel series’ success in a broad range of industrial applications. The Vulcan platform also includes a high-speed, compact, portable, fiber-coupled scan head that offers manual and robotic control, while the inbuilt platform control unit makes the task of determining ideal process parameters much easier for the user.
While the Vulcan platform will initially operate in the IR, Powerlase will also offer green and UV-based systems that are capable of processing specialty and composite materials much more efficiently than infrared. A much wider range of industrial sectors need flexible high-speed surface preparation, such as aerospace and automotive, but so do precision industries such as architectural conservation. All sectors can thus expect significantly minimized processing times and greater overall efficiency – both factors that can serve to make a laser-based application approach considerably more attractive.
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