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    Laser Mechanisms is the recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of laser beam delivery components and articulated arm systems.

    Laser Mechanisms’ products are used in every type of industrial application including cutting, welding, drilling, scribing, surface treatment and other processes. The products are used with every type of laser, including CO2, Nd:YAG, Fiber Lasers and more.

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  • Solutions for industrial laser beam delivery

      • FiberCUT®  Series

          • FiberCut® HR

          • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCUT® HR processing head delivers cutting-edge performance for flatbed systems up to 15 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 25 mm of travel, FiberCUT® HR is a fully-sealed, purged design that minimizes downtime from any internal contamination. FiberCUT® HR goes even further using robust, direct-cooled reflective optics that minimize focus shift. In addition, sealed access doors prevent contamination when cover glasses are serviced.

            Features:

            • Robust, direct-cooled reflective optics minimize focus shift
            • Internal sensors to determine the condition of all optics
            • Internal process monitoring to detect pierce through and loss of cut
            • Standard nozzle cooling and air blast
            • No exposed wires near nozzle tip to snag or break
            • Laser Mech®’s patented height sense technology

            Specifications:

            CUTTING HEAD
            Power Rating: up to 15 kW
            Nominal Focus: 200 mm
            Clear Aperture: 40 mm
            Assist Gas Pressure: up to 20 BAR
            Focal Point To Nozzle Adjustment: ±12.5 mm
            Weight: ~8.5 kg

            LASER MECH COLLIMATOR
            Nominal Collimator: 150 mm
            Fiber Connections: QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8)

            HEIGHT SENSOR
            Standoff Distance Range (1 mm Recommended): 0.2 mm to 8.0 mm
            Calibration: Auto Calibrating
            Response Time: <1 msec.
            Temperature Stability: ±5% of Standoff Setting, 0º to 45º C
            Power Requirement: 24 V
            Output (Optimized Curve For Flat Metal or Linear Signal): 0-10 V Analog

          • FiberCUT® ST

          • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCUT® Straight (ST) laser processing head collimates and focuses a fiber-delivered laser beam and directs it along with cutting gas through its nozzle for optimal metal cutting. FiberCUT® ST’s ­nozzle also senses the required tip standoff from the workpiece and automatically maintains that distance through its internal z-axis drive system. The head’s cover glass protects the cutting lens from process debris.

            • 3-dimensional cutting with fiber-coupled laser for 16 kg robots
            • Low moving mass minimizes inertia transfer to robot support arm
            • Internal, low-noise height sensing system is insensitive to cutting plasma or piercing debris

            Features:

            • Z lens focus-to-tip adjustment
            • Works with all leading fiber-delivered laser ­systems up to 4 kW
            • Complete system consists of cutting head, fiber collimator and linear drive with position measuring
            • Cam-operated z-axis drive system with axial crash protection
            • All wiring and assist gas lines are internally plumbed – avoiding costly snags and breaks
            • Cartridge style drawer provides quick and easy access to the cover glass
            • Provides error signals in case of collision, over-
              temperature and exceeding the operating range
            • Sealed beam path
            • Engineered for the harsh factory floor environment

            Specifications:

            CUTTING HEAD
            Power Rating: up to 4 kW
            Focusing Lens (Focal Length): 75 mm, 100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm
            Focusing Lens (Diameter): 28 mm
            Clear Aperture: 25 mm
            Nozzle Tip (Various Shapes): 1.0 mm to 2.5 mm
            Assist Gas Pressure: up to 20 BAR
            Weight: 3.5 kg
            Height (Center Of Travel): 182 mm
            Slide Travel: ±15 mm
            Max. Travel Speed: 175 mm/sec.
            Standoff Distance Range (1 mm Recommended): 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm

            COLLIMATOR
            Focal Lengths (Doublet, Fused Silica): 75 mm, 100 mm
            Recollimating Lens (Diameter) : 28 mm
            Clear Aperture: 25 mm
            Fiber Socket (Others Available On Request): QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B)

            CONTROL BOX
            Sealed Enclosure: 380 mm L x 300 mm W x 160 mm H
            Single Interconnect Cable: up to 15 m long
            Number of Standoff Settings: 7
            Electrical Supply: 85-264 VAC, 1-Phase,47-63 Hz
            Interface Inputs: 5-24 VDC, 2.2 kΩ impedance, optically isolated
            Interface Outputs: 12-24 VDC, 150 mA max., sink/source, optically isolated

          • FiberCUT® RAc

          • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCUT® Right Angle, Compact (RAc) laser processing head collimates and focuses a fiber-delivered laser beam and directs it along with cutting gas through its nozzle for optimal metal cutting. FiberCUT® RAc’s nozzle also senses the required tip standoff from the workpiece and automatically maintains that distance through its internal z-axis drive system. The head’s cover glass protects the cutting lens from process debris.

            • 3-dimensional cutting with fiber-coupled laser for 16 kg robots
            • Low moving mass minimizes inertia transfer to robot support arm
            • Right angle entry of all connections, including fiber, provides tight access to parts, easy cable routing and stress reduction on input fiber
            • Nearly 30 percent smaller and lighter than the original FiberCUT® RA

            Features:

            • Internal, low-noise height sensing system is ­insensitive to cutting plasma or piercing debris
            • Z lens focus-to-tip adjustment
            • X-Y beam-to-tip centering adjustment
            • Works with all leading fiber-delivered laser ­systems up to 4 kW
            • Complete system consists of cutting head, fiber collimator and linear drive with position measuring
            • Cam-operated z-axis drive system with axial crash protection
            • All wiring and assist gas lines are internally plumbed – avoiding costly snags and breaks
            • Cartridge style drawer provides quick and easy access to the cover glass
            • Provides error signals in case of collision, over-
              temperature and exceeding the operating range
            • Sealed beam path
            • Engineered for the harsh factory floor environment
            • Available with integrated slug detection – potentially eliminating the need for post-cutting detection equipment
            • UltraSense™ model delivers accurate, capacitive height sensing for non-metal processing

             

            Specifications:

            CUTTING HEAD
            Power Rating: up to 4 kW
            Focusing Lens (Focal Length): 75 m, 100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm
            Focusing Lens (Diameter): 28 mm
            Clear Aperture: 25 mm
            Nozzle Tip (Various Shapes): 1.0 mm to 2.5 mm
            Assist Gas Pressure: up to 20 BAR
            Gas & Water Ports: 6 mm tube to M5 fittings
            Weight: 3.2 kg
            Height (Center Of Travel): 242.4 mm
            Z-axis Travel: ±8.5 mm
            Max. Z-axis Speed: 175 mm/sec.
            Standoff Distance Range (1 mm Recommended): 0.3 mm to 4.0 mm

            COLLIMATOR
            Focal Lengths (Doublet, Fused Silica): 75 mm, 100 mm
            Recollimating Lens (Diameter) : 28 mm
            Clear Aperture: 25 mm
            Fiber Socket (Others Available On Request): QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B)

            CONTROL BOX
            Sealed Enclosure: 380 mm L x 300 mm W x 160 mm H
            Single Interconnect Cable: up to 15 m long
            Number of Standoff Settings: 7
            Electrical Supply: 85-264 VAC, 1-Phase,47-63 Hz
            Interface Inputs: 5-24 VDC, 2.2 kΩ impedance, optically isolated
            Interface Outputs: 12-24 VDC, 150 mA max., sink/source, optically isolated

          • FiberCUT® 2D

          • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberCUT® 2D processing head delivers cutting-edge performance for flatbed systems up to 6 kW. Featuring automatic, programmable focus with 25 mm of travel, FiberCUT® 2D is a fully-sealed, purged design that minimizes the chance of internal contamination. FiberCUT® 2D goes even further with two cover glasses; one below the focus lens, and a second below the fiber to protect collimator optics. In addition, sealed access doors prevent contamination when cover glasses are serviced.

            Features:

            • Internal process monitoring to detect pierce through and loss of cut
            • Internal sensors to determine the condition of all optics
            • Standard nozzle cooling and air blast
            • No exposed wires to snag or break
            • Lightweight at less than 7 kg
            • Laser Mech®’s patented height sense technology

            Specifications:

            CUTTING HEAD
            Power Rating:  up to 6 kW
            Focusing Lens (Focal Length):  125 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm, 250 mm
            Clear Aperture: 35 mm
            Nozzle Orifices:  0.5 mm to 4 mm
            Nozzle Styles: Single Orifice, Double, Multi-Hole Shower, Custom
            Assist Gas Pressure:  up to 20 BAR
            Focal Point To Nozzle Adjustment: -14 mm to +11 mm
            Weight:  ~6.6 kg

            LASER MECH® COLLIMATOR
            Focal Lengths: 60 mm, 100 mm, 120 mm
            Clear Aperture: 35 mm
            Fiber Connections (Others Available On Request): QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B)

            HEIGHT SENSOR
            Standoff Distance Range (1 mm Recommended):  0.2 mm to 8.0 mm
            Calibration: Auto Calibrating
            Response Time: Temperature Stability: ±5% of Standoff Setting, 0° to 45° C
            Power Requirement: 24 V
            Output (Optimized Curve For Flat Metal or Linear Signal): 0-10 V Analog

        • FiberMINI®  Series

            • FiberMINI®

            • FiberMINI® is a simple, yet flexible, design that allows the user to configure a compact, lightweight processing head to their specific Fiber Laser application. Available in straight and right-angle versions, the head is capable of cutting a wide range of materials and is also available in various welding configurations (see FiberMINI® Weld). FiberMINI® delivers both user-friendly ­operation and ­reliable ­performance at an attractive price.

              Features:

              • Available with or without capacitive height sensing
              • Temperature sensors protect optics and minimize the chance of overheating
              • 13 mm of lens movement to set focus
              • Quick, toolless access to the sealed cover glass
              • Flexible design to optimize a wide range of spot sizes
              • Compact, lightweight design
              • Nozzle cooling for use with highly reflective materials
              • Purge air and sealed optics

              Specifications:

              CUTTING HEAD
              Power Rating: up to 4 kW
              Nominal Focusing Lens (Singlet, Fused Silica, λ 1025-1080 nm): 100 mm, 125 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm
              Clear Aperture: 25 mm
              Nozzle Orifices: 1 mm to 4 mm
              Nozzle Styles: Single Orifice, Double, Multi-Hole Shower, Custom
              Assist Gas Pressure: up to 20 BAR
              Focal Point To Nozzle Adjustment: -4 mm to +9 mm
              Weight: ~1.5 kg (Base configuration. Weight will vary based on options added)

              LASER MECH® COLLIMATOR
              Nominal Collimating Lens (Doublet, Fused Silica, λ 1025-1080 nm): 35 mm, 60 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm
              Clear Aperture: 25 mm
              Fiber Connections: QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B) [Others available on request]

              HEIGHT SENSOR
              Standoff Distance Range (1 mm Recommended): 0.2 mm to 8.0 mm
              Calibration: Auto Calibrating
              Response Time: <1 msec.
              Temperature Stability: ±5% of Standoff Setting, 0° to 45° C
              Power Requirement: 24 V
              Output (Optimized Curve For Flat Metal or Linear Signal): 0-10 V Analog

            • FiberMINI® Weld

            • At only 55 mm square around its central core, FiberMINI® Weld is an ultra-compact, lightweight welding head for all fiber-delivered, solid-state laser systems to 4 kW.
              FiberMINI® Weld has a simple, yet flexible design that allows Laser Mech® to optimize the processing head to the end user’s requirements. Optics are protected against contamination by an easily ­accessible cover glass. Offered with either straight or right angle fiber inputs, FiberMINI® Weld delivers both user-friendly operation and reliable ­performance at an attractive price.
              Available in focal lengths to 400 mm, FiberMINI®Weld features 13 mm of manual focus adjustment, optional camera viewing and an effective air knife to help extend the life of the cover glass.

              Features:

              • Available in focal lengths to 400 mm
              • 13 mm of lens movement to set focus
              • Effective air knife to help extend the life of the cover glass
              • Quick and easy access to the cover glass
              • Flexible design to optimize spot size
              • Compact, lightweight design
              • Optional camera viewing
              • Models available for most popular fiber ­connections

              Specifications:

              • Power Rating: up to 4 kW
              • Clear Aperture: 25 mm
              • Collimator Focal Lengths: 35 mm, 60 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm
              • Focusing Lenses: 100 mm to 400 mm
              • Fiber Connections: QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B) [Others available on request]
              • Weight: ~1.5 kg (Base configuration. Weight will vary based on options added)
          • FiberWELD®  Series

              • FiberWELD®

              • Engineered for harsh production welding applications with a fiber-coupled laser, FiberWELD®is a robust head with simplified plumbing of coolant and gases. FiberWELD®’s easily accessible, protective cover glass helps extend the life of internal optics. Per the end user’s processing requirements, FiberWELD® can be configured with straight or right-angle fiber input, camera viewing, wire feed, air knife, coaxial nozzle, weld monitoring and special focusing optics (twin spot and ­rectangular).

                Features:

                • For all leading fiber-delivered laser systems up to 8 kW
                • Fiber collimator from 100 mm – 190 mm
                • Focusing lenses from 200 mm – 1000 mm
                • Available with either a straight-through laser beam path (FiberWELD® ST) or left or right-hand, 90° fiber connection (FiberWELD® RA)
                • Temperature monitored optics
                • Cover glass contamination monitoring/warning
                • Quick and easy access to the cover slide (no tools required)
                • Cross-flow air knife with 360° adjustment
                • All optics are housed in environmentally-sealed ­compartments to prevent contamination from process smoke and debris
                • Stainless steel cooling passages
                • Compatible with all weld-monitoring systems – including the latest technologies

                Specifications:

                • Power Rating: up to 8 kW
                • Clear Aperture: 48 mm
                • Collimator Focal Lengths: 100 mm, 120 mm, 150 mm, 190 mm
                • Focusing Lenses: 200 mm to 1000 mm
                • Optional Custom Optics: Twin Spot, Rectagular
                • Fiber Connections: QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), LLK-B (Q5)
                • Weight: ~4 kg (Base configuration. Weight will vary based on options added)
              • FiberWELD® HR

              • Engineered for high duty cycle production welding applications with medium to high-power, fiber-delivered lasers, FiberWELD® HR is a robust head with direct-cooled reflective optics that minimize focus shift. FiberWELD® HR’s easily accessible, protective cover glass helps extend the life of internal optics. Per the end user’s processing requirements, FiberWELD® HR can be configured with straight or right-angle fiber input, camera viewing, wire feed, air knife, weld monitoring and special focusing optics (twin spot and ­rectangular).

                Features:

                • Robust, direct-cooled reflective optics minimize focus shift
                • For all fiber-delivered laser systems up to 30 kW
                • Available with either a straight laser beam path or left or right-hand, 90° fiber connection
                • Temperature monitored optics
                • Cover glass contamination monitoring/warning
                • Quick and easy access to the cover slide (no tools required)
                • Cross-flow air knife with 360° adjustment
                • All optics are housed in environmentally-sealed ­compartments to prevent contamination from process smoke and debris
                • Compatible with all weld-monitoring systems – including the latest technologies
                • Available HLAW mounting bracket
                • Fiber collimator from 100 mm – 200 mm
                • Focusing optics from 200 mm – 1000 mm

                Specifications:

                • Power Rating: up to 30 kW
                • Clear Aperture: 48 mm
                • Collimator Focal Lengths: 100 mm, 120 mm, 150 mm, 200 mm
                • Focusing Mirrors: 200 mm to 1000 mm
                • Optional Custom Optics: Twin Spot, Rectagular
                • Fiber Connections: QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), LLK-B (Q5)
                • Weight: ~6 kg (Base configuration. Weight will vary based on options added)
            • Weld Monitoring

                  • LDD Weld Monitoring

                  • Laser Depth Dynamics’ (LDD) patented imaging technique is the only technology that delivers direct, geometric measurements of laser weld penetration – during the weld. Inline Coherent Imaging, or ICI, uses a low-power IR laser beam to gauge distances and the extra distance from the material surface to the bottom of the keyhole is the weld penetration. This measurement beam is directed through the same optics as the welding beam, getting focused right to the bottom of the keyhole’s vapor channel and returning the actual penetration in real time. The resulting data is equivalent to a lengthwise section of the weld, delivered instantly, with no additional labor and without destroying the part. No more destructive testing and weld quality data saved for each weld produced.

                    Laser Mechanisms has designed the LDD system seamlessly into all of its FiberWELD® heads and it can also be integrated into Laser Mech® CO2 beam delivery systems

                    Applications:

                    Inline coherent imaging (ICI) is the ideal process monitoring and control technology for laser welding, drilling and ablation. ICI yields unprecedented images of the interaction region in a wide variety of laser processing applications. Laser Depth Dynamics instruments are completely immune to being blinded by the process beam, plasma or other sources. LDD’s systems can deliver high-resolution, high-speed depth images of the entire process region, including the inside of the keyhole. On-line image analysis is possible, along with the ability to provide real-time feedback control of height, laser power and more.

                    ICI can be used with all types of lasers; Fiber and Disk, Direct Diode, CO2, Green, UV, pulsed and CW.

                    CW laser welding to over 10mm penetration, low power laser spot welding, surface ablation and drilling applications, as well as cladding and additive manufacturing surface measurements are all possible with ICI.

              • FineKerf™

                    • FineKerf™

                    • Laser Mechanisms’ FineKerf™ processing head delivers fine kerf cutting for the precision manu­facturing of small parts. Engineered as a rugged, industrial-style unit for use in the ­medical processing field, FineKerf™ is capable of consistently delivering kerf widths as low as 8 microns in stainless steel. And the head delivers a true perpendicular laser beam for clean cuts without angle. Easily retrofitted to existing laser heads, the unit also conveniently mounts on a variety of lasers, including fiber lasers, by simply changing the X-Y mount plate.

                      Features:

                      • Independent adjustment of laser beam and view port
                      • Laser safety protection through view port
                      • X-Y tip centering
                      • X-Y adjust and lock feature on incoming beam
                      • Precision three element lens set – corrected for vision use
                      • External focal point to gas jet tip adjustment with a range of .350″
                      • 10X, adjustable eyepiece with fine grain crosshair
                      • View While Lasing feature
                      • Nikon® optical system

                      Specifications:

                      • Laser Power: 500 W (max.)
                      • Clear Aperture: (0.98″) 25 mm
                      • Fine Focus Adjust (Micrometer): (1.0″) 25.4 mm
                      • Laser Wavelength: 1.06 microns
                      • X-Y Centering (Head on Laser Faceplate): (± 0.1″) ± 2.54 mm
                      • Weight: (7.9 lbs.) 3.6 kg
                • Scanning / Trepanning

                    • AccuShaper™

                    • Laser Mechanisms’ AccuShaper™ Trepanning Head delivers fully programmable X-Y-Z motion control for laser cutting/welding applications. With a working envelope of 50 mm in X-Y-Z (expandable), AccuShaper easily adapts to the contours of your process.
                      The AccuShaper Trepanning Head delivers optimal performance when configured as a fixed, stand-alone unit with a stationary or moving part. The Z-axis of the AccuShaper can also be servo controlled by the system’s capacitive height sensing gas jet tip for high quality cutting and drilling. With interchangeable motors and ball screws, AccuShaper’s operation can be custom engineered to your laser application.

                      Features:

                      • Easily adapts to either CO2, YAG, Disk, Direct Diode or Fiber Lasers of any wavelength
                      • High-speed z-axis delivers fast, consistent performance and reduced cycle times
                      • Sealed beam path keeps optics debris free
                      • Mates to a variety of processing heads
                      • Engineered for the harsh factory floor environment
                      • Easily programmed and interfaced for multiple shapes

                      Specifications:

                      • Clear Aperture: 48 mm
                      • Travel (X-Y-Z axes): 50 mm
                      • Speed: 75 mm/sec X-axis, 75 mm/sec Y-axis, 400 mm/sec Z-axis
                      • Positional Accuracy: ± .025 mm
                      • Repeatability: ± .01 mm
                      • Weight: 25 kg
                    • FiberScan™

                    • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberSCAN™ option provides both high speed and accuracy in a compact, easy-to-control ­package.

                      Available for up to 20 mm diameter beams, FiberSCAN™ can deliver up to 1 kW of laser power to any point within the system’s field of view. An available option for all wavelengths from 258 nm to 10.6 μm, these galvo-based solutions can be used with standard F-Theta or telecentric flat-field lenses for large processing areas. For smaller fields, standard focus lenses can be used as an economical alternative. In addition, drilling nozzle systems can also be employed to allow coaxial gas assist to the high speed galvo capability for exceptional micro-drilling and cutting. A larger gas nozzle can be supplied for coaxial shield gas in micro spot and seam welding applications.

                      Revolutionary galvo technology combined with angular position encoders means the fastest and most accurate processing possible – usually more than twice as fast as standard units.

                      The system can be controlled with standard XY2-100 protocols or any other galvo control system. Also available is a Laser Mechanisms’ controller for easy programming of standard shapes and interface to a PLC. In addition, Laser Mechanisms provides all of the necessary beam delivery and expertise to condition and deliver the laser beam to the galvo unit through focus, so that the system is fully optimized from the source to the focus spot.

                      Applications:

                      Fine Feature Cutting – With or without coaxial gas assist, for features below 10µm in size

                      Ablation – Texturing or feature production using ablative high peak power lasers

                      Layer Ablation – Wire stripping, surface layer removal, small or large features

                      2D Pulsed and CW (spot and seam) Laser Welding – Applications without moving the part

                      Laser Stir “Wobble” Welding – Programmable 2D scan modes to widen process window and enhance weld quality for:

                      • Materials prone to defects (cracks, pores) such as copper and aluminum alloys
                      • Dissimilar material joining

                      Additive Manufacturing – 3D printing

                      Surface Cleaning – Paint and rust removal

                    • FiberScan™ HR

                    • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberScan™ HR is a scanning head for high-power laser sources including Fiber, Disk, CO2 and Diode lasers. Available for collimated beams up to 48 mm diameter, FiberScan™ HR can deliver 20+ kW of laser power to any point within the system’s field of view. FiberScan™ HR employs direct water-cooled copper optics for all wavelengths throughout its optical path to provide reliable, ultra high-power capability with minimum thermal focus shift. The rugged design is optimized for high power and long processing times required in applications such as continuous welding on roll forming systems, additive manufacturing of sizeable structures and large area or volume cladding. In addition, high-speed operation up to 500 Hz in a smaller field enables wide gap seam welding and laser stir “wobble” welding of materials that are difficult to process.

                      Features:

                      • Built for high laser power (20+ kW)
                      • Modular design can be configured for specific applications
                      • Water-cooled reflective optics including collimator
                      • Compact optic drive system
                      • Sealed housing and air knife
                      • Optional seam tracking
                      • Optional height sensor and autofocus for small area scanning
                      • Optional real-time weld monitoring

                      Applications:

                      Laser Stir “Wobble” Welding – Programmable 2D scan modes to widen process window and enhance weld quality for:

                      • Materials prone to defects (cracks, pores) such as copper and aluminum alloys
                      • Dissimilar material joining

                      Thick Section Welding – Beam oscillation to improve gap bridging and widen weld width in single path; e.g. sandwich panels

                      Remote Welding – On-the-fly spot and special fusion path shape welding

                      Large Area Cladding – Variable track width and optimized heat input

                      Additive Manufacturing – Large scale 3D printing

                      Surface Cleaning – Paint, rust removal and surface layer removal

                      Specifications:

                      • Laser Power:  20+ kW
                      • Scan Motion:  Programmable frequency & waveform with feedback
                      • Scan Frequency (depends on feature size): up to 300 Hz for 1 mm circle
                      • Shapes:  Standard shape library with custom shape capability
                      • Field of View (depends on focal length): 40 mm x 40 mm (1.6″ x 1.6″) for f=350 mm(14″)
                      • Seam Tracking: Optional
                      • Interfacing: Start/Stop; scan program; orientation of weld line
                      • Electrical Supply: 90-246 VAC, 1-Phase, 47-63 Hz, 14A @115 VAC Typical, 7A @230 VACTypical
                      • Dimensions: 300 x 350 x 320 mm3 (12″ x 14″ x 13″)
                      • Weight:  ~25 kg (~55 lbs.)
                    • Rotary Wedge Scanner

                    • Laser Mechanisms’ Rotary Wedge Scanner head delivers fully programmable X-Y motion control for laser welding and drilling applications. A working envelope of more than 250 mm in diameter is possible – or choose a < 2 mm diameter envelope for ultra-fine trepanning inside the nozzle tip. The Rotary Wedge Scanner easily adapts to the shapes you need to produce.

                      The Rotary Wedge Scanner has the simplicity, flexibility and program control to allow easy integration to any laser process. Simpler and more easily programmed than a galvo-based system, the Rotary Wedge Scanner provides rugged beam steering for your laser process.

                      Placed above a welding lens, it can produce an array of spot welds and shaped seam welds. Carry the welding unit with a robot for remote-welding shapes. Install low angle wedges and place it above a drilling unit and the system can trepan precision round and shaped holes with less taper.

                      Features:

                      • Easily adapts to either CO2, YAG, Disk, Direct Diode or Fiber Lasers of any wavelength
                      • Remote welding
                      • Shaped hole drilling
                      • Marking components
                      • G-Code (XYIJ) shape programming
                      • Mates to a variety of processing heads
                      • Simple setup screens on optional handheld terminal control
                      • Analog and digital I/O (optional analog diameter control)
                      • Sealed beam path keeps optics debris free
                      • Engineered for the harsh factory floor environment

                      Specifications:

                      • Clear Aperture: 48 mm
                      • Diameter Of Travel (X-Y): < 2 mm to over 250 mm
                      • Speed: up to 40 revs/sec
                      • Inputs/Outputs: 8 digital 5-28V sinking or sourcing inputs, 8 digital 5-30V sourcing inputs, 12-bit A/D 0-5V inputs, RS-232, Ethernet for PC or CNC integration
                      • Laser Power: up to 10 kW at ~1 µm, up to 4 kW at 10.6 µm
                      • Weight: 2.75 kg
                    • Scout

                    • The Laser Mech® Scout is a vision-guided, remote welding beam delivery system that provides quick and easy part setups. Simple to program, the Laser Mech® Scout also interfaces to a variety of popular lasers.

                      With the Laser Mech® Scout synchronizing to various robots or PLC machine controllers is straightforward using common communication protocols. Available in three different sizes, the head delivers accuracies from ±10 to ±25 microns, working distances from 100 mm to 520 mm, field of views from 40 mm x 40 mm to 300 mm x 300 mm and lasers powers to 5 kW.

                      Features:

                      • Versatile image recognition and processing features
                      • High-speed welding capability
                      • Quick and easy setup and operation
                      • Intuitive software interface
                      • Definable weld schedules including wobble welding
                      • Pre-programmed and custom geometries for easy welding patterns and designs
                      • Repositioning function speeds production
                      • Robust and reliable
                      • Pre-assembled connections allow for simple integration

                      Applications:

                      • Remote welding of seat frames and brackets
                      • Micro batteries
                      • Battery packs
                      • Heat exchangers
                      • Battery housings
                      • Super capacitors
                      • Small mechanical assemblies or circuit components

                       

                       

                  • Articulated Arms

                        • Articulated Arms

                        • Laser Mechanisms’ articulated arms are a flexible optomechanical solution for connecting laser sources to the process whether for industrial, medical or military applications. The arm provides an enclosed beam path with a controllable atmosphere for safety and cleanliness. The constant beam path distance provides a fixed beam size at the output. The arm can be configured into many configurations of length, joints and aperture to fit most applications.

                          The unique ability of the arm to form a flexible link allows for any mechanical variations between the laser and coupled device. The arm can minimize the machine foundation requirements and structural rigidity of the motion system while providing freedom of motion to the process for complex and hard to reach areas.

                          Specifications:

                          • Power Rating: up to 8 kW*
                          • Clear Apertures: 15, 19, 35 and 50 mm
                          • Wavelengths: All
                          • Water Cooling: Optional*
                          • Maximum Tube Length: 2.5 M*
                          • Angular Bias (Static Alignment): <0.7 mrad*
                          • Beam Center Deviation (Static Alignment): <0.5 mm*
                          • Operating Temperature: -50° C – +55° C

                          *Specifications dependent on model chosen and does not apply to all arms.

                    • AccuFiber™ Series

                          • AccuFiber™ Series

                          • AccuFiber™ Laser Processing heads are a flexible, modular design that deliver accurate focusing with unlimited configuration possibilities. The modular aspect of the AccuFiber™ Series supports a variety of setup and process options. Offered par-focal versions can accommodate multiple focal lengths without changing the overall length of the head. In most configurations, a second lens drawer is included for the cover glass allowing ease of access. AccuFiber™ heads can be configured for cutting or welding with a wide range of collimator choices and focusing lengths. AccuFiber™ heads provide simple and intuitive adjustments for collimation, beam centering, viewing and focus setups.

                            Features:

                            • Straight or right angle fiber input
                            • Quick and easy access to optics
                            • Capacitive height sensing (cutting)
                            • Cross Jet or Coaxial nozzle (welding)
                            • Deionized water compatible (stainless steel circuit)
                            • Optional crash protection
                            • Optional direct-cooled optics
                            • Camera viewing option

                            Specifications:

                            Power Rating: 6 kW (16+ kW direct-cooled option)
                            Clear Aperture: 24, 35 and 48 mm options
                            Collimation Focal Lengths: 60, 75, 100, 120, 150, 200*
                            Focusing Lens: Various (up to 1000 mm)*
                            Fiber Connections (others available on request): QD (LLK-D, LCA), QBH (HLC-8), Q5 (LLK-B)

                            *Specifications dependent on model chosen and do not apply to all configurations.

                             

                      • Modular Delivery

                          • Large Aperture

                          • The image above only represents a sampling of the large aperture components Laser Mechanisms has to offer. Please contact a Laser Mech® Sales Engineer for complete information and for assistance on configuring a custom solution for your laser application.
                          • Small Aperture

                          • The image above only represents a sampling of the small aperture components Laser Mechanisms has to offer. Please contact a Laser Mech® Sales Engineer for complete information and for assistance on configuring a custom solution for your laser application.
                        • Custom Beam Delivery

                        • Laser Mechanisms provides custom beam delivery solutions for even the most demanding laser applications. The gallery below only represents a small sampling of our engineering capabilities. Please contact a Laser Mech®Sales Engineer for assistance on configuring a custom solution for your laser application.
                            • Articulated Arm-based CO2 delivery system.

                            • Custom cutting head with integrated z-axis.

                            • Description
                            • Articulated Arm remote scanning system.

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                          • Beam Dissipations

                                • Absorbers

                                • Laser beam sources are sometimes operated under full load (servicing, special operating modes), without the emitted laser radiation being utilized immediately for a processing task. In these cases > 99% of the radiation must be absorbed. Many beam sources therefore contain a PRIMES absorber.

                                  Laser material processing systems in which the machining process does not completely absorb the laser radiation or the radiation must be “captured” (for example during a workpiece changeover) pose a similar challenge.

                                  PRIMES absorbers are used in these instances as beam dumps. Since laser radiation is mostly not fully absorbed within laser beam diagnostics either (exception: measurement of laser beam power) various special solutions are used, which are either integrated into the diagnostics system or are needed in addition in order to guarantee the safety of people and machinery.

                            • Beam Measurement

                                • BeamMonitor

                                • The PRIMES BeamMonitor (BM) is a measuring device for industrial use that performs beam diagnostics on unfocused continuous laser beams with high output power.

                                  Since the geometric data, beam symmetry and power density distribution can all provide indications of the optical quality used, its absorption and dirt contamination level as well as alignment problems, regular checking is helpful.

                                  The cause of the change to the optics is the often unavoidable pollution of the surfaces of the optical components or inadequate cooling. Especially in the case of transmission components such as output coupling windows or beam splitters, the dirt contamination results in higher absorption and thus creates thermal lensing. This influences beam diameter and beam divergence.

                                  The laser beam is scanned point by point with a rotating measuring tip. The mirror mount is also moved in a linear fashion to scan the entire beam profile. In this way, a partial beam is diverted and directed at the detector in each instance.

                                  The incoming signal is digitized and transmitted to the evaluation unit. The 14-bit A/D converter and resolution of up to 256 x 128 pixels employed enable an exact analysis even of small disturbances in the raw beam. The device was designed for use in harsh industrial manufacturing conditions and is adaptable to every spatial orientation.

                                  The software has the following standard functions:

                                  • Measurements: Single, serial measurements (monitor operation) and measurement of chronological development (linescan)
                                  • Displays: Isometry, false colors, contour lines and display of numerical results
                                  • Data saved in *.foc or ASCII file format

                                  During the measurement, the entire beam exits the BeamMonitor again and must be absorbed as completely as possible.

                                   

                                • FiberTool™

                                • Laser Mechanisms’ FiberTool™ is a patent pending device that aids in the alignment of standard multimode fibers used with Nd:YAG, Fiber and Disk lasers. Unlike thermal-based systems that have a delayed response between measurements, FiberTool produces a real-time output signal to the user that is a gauge of the alignment quality of the laser energy into the fiber optic’s core.

                                  For a laser system to launch all of its laser energy efficiently through the fiber optic cable and maintain its beam quality, the laser energy must be focused onto only the core of the fiber optic. This focus spot must be smaller than the fiber core’s diameter and not strike the cladding layer around the core. Adjustments of the fiber launch optics in X-Y and Z are made by the laser user to get the laser beam centered on the core and at the correct focus so the optical spot is smaller than the core diameter.

                                  Proper alignment is accomplished by having a real-time measure of the laser energy that is outside the core diameter. Laser manufacture’s feedback signals do not have the resolution necessary for proper alignment and can result in several hundred watts of wasted energy that can heat the external focus head – potentially causing damage to these optics.

                                  FiberTool provides the only true, real-time measure of the laser energy outside the fiber core and allows the laser operator to adjust the fiber launch system while monitoring this signal until a minimum reading is attained. Any time a fiber is removed and replaced, or a new fiber is connected to the laser source, FiberTool should be used to ensure proper fiber alignment and the condition of the laser launch system.

                                • BeamControlSystem

                                • The PRIMES BeamControlSystem (BCS) enables the automatic measurement of the most important laser beam parameters within industrial laser processing lines. Beam power, as well as focal measurements and power density distributions are measured by the system which is shielded, rendering it completely dust-proof.

                                  Features:

                                  • Focal measurement from 0.2 mm to 3 mm
                                  • SPS interface for communications with laser or plant controllers
                                  • Script-controlled automatic measuring sequences
                                  • Monitoring of thresholds for beam parameters
                                  • Electro-pneumatic closing device
                                  • Control and measurement data management via PC
                                  • Fieldbus interface optional for system integration

                                   

                                • FocusMonitor

                                • The PRIMES FocusMonitor is a mechanically scanning diagnostic system for analyzing continuous laser beams – even at high laser beam power. These laser beam sources are used in laser material processing for laser beam welding, cutting and surface processing.

                                  The geometrical dimensions of the focused laser beam are determined, as well as the focal position in space, the beam parameter product and the diffraction index.

                                  Where the limitations concerning the measurement window sizes and the maximum power densities are adhered to, CO2 laser systems up to 50 kW and solid-state laser systems up to 30 kW optical power can be measured.

                                  The laser beam is scanned within a 3D measuring column with a special measuring tip. There is a small drill hole in the measuring tip (typical diameter: 20 μm), through which a small portion of the laser beam enters. This beam portion is directed by means of two deflecting mirrors at a detector, which is selected and configured depending on laser power and wavelength.

                                  The electronics transmit the digital signal for evaluation via the PRIMES LaserDiagnosticsSoftware to a PC. This 3D analysis is requisite for the comprehensive representation of a caustic near the focal point.

                                  For different wavelengths, pyro-electric detectors or photo diodes are used. The divergence of the focused laser beam of CO2 lasers is quite low. The ratio of the focal distance of the focussing optics used to the beam diameter of the unfocused beam is normally higher than 5, i.e. the effective f-number would be 5.

                                  Solid state lasers, such as diode, disk or fiber lasers, on the other hand, are focused with smaller f-numbers.

                                  Tailored measuring tips are available for the various divergences and wavelengths.

                                  For this reason, different laser beam sources and systems can only be measured by the correct selection of the measuring tip and the associated detector at maximum laser beam power.

                                  The high speed of the rotating measuring tip allows the analysis of high power densities. Thanks to the high dynamic range of the analog-digital converter used, a very good signal-noise ratio is achieved.

                                  Very low intensities are precisely imaged, as are high peak intensities. This is one of the prerequisites for automatic measuring of caustics in the area near the focal point over at least four Rayleigh lengths, according to ISO 11146. This means that over this measuring range along the laser beam axis, the power density varies by at least a factor of 4. However the signal-noise ratio must be > 40. Detectors with dynamic ranges > 85 dB support this requirement.

                                  Warning: During the diagnosis, almost no laser beam power is absorbed. More than 99% of the laser beam power must be collected and absorbed after passing through the FocusMonitor. This can be achieved with a PRIMES PM48 or PM100 PowerMonitor.