Diode laser specialist Laserline will be presenting sustainable solutions for the coating of wind turbine bearing bolts and brake discs as well as the additive manufacturing of copper components at formnext 2023. Improvements in energy and material efficiency are just as much in focus as environmental and climate protection as well as resource conservation through reduced process footprint. Interested parties will find Laserline in Hall 12.0, Booth E19.
Up until now, battery electrodes have been dried primarily in gas-operated conveyor furnaces. However, a recently developed approach based on diode lasers is noticeably superior to the convective drying process and for the first time makes it possible to produce laser-dried anodes and cathodes in a roll-to-roll process. A white paper by Laserline and staff from the PEM (Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components) group at RWTH Aachen University highlights the advantages of this diode laser-based electrode drying process and outlines the path to more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly battery production.
LWL-Sachsenkabel GmbH will present the spectrum of its services in the field of customized cabling solutions for users in the telecommunications, data center and building sector at ANGA COM 2023 (May 23-25 in Cologne). Another highlight of the trade show appearance is the C2E high-density system. Visitors to the trade fair will find Sachsenkabel at the booth of the US parent company Amphenol Corporation in Hall 8, Booth D80.
At the Battery Show 2023 Laserline will present energy-efficient solutions for industrial material processing in the field of electromobility. Key topics include copper welding with blue 3 kW cw diode lasers, brake disc cladding to reduce urban particulate pollution, laser drying processes for economical series manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, and welding applications for sealing battery casings.
In order to counteract the health hazards posed by particulate matter, the EU has for the first time also included dust from braking systems within the new vehicle emission standard, Euro 7. Diode-laser-clad hard coatings enable reliable compliance with all specifications, reducing brake dust with a maximum particle size of PM10 by up to 90 percent. The series-ready cladding process developed by Laserline enables cost-sensitive mass production for all market segments.
Diode laser specialist Laserline will present a new development phase of its Digital Laser Solutions for Industry 4.0 process architectures at the Schweisstec 2021 trade fair (October 26-29, Stuttgart, Germany, hall 7, booth 7307). In the meantime, not only beam sources but also processing optics with multi-spot module can be digitally programmed, controlled and monitored. The optics were developed specifically for joining applications. This enables the optimization of industrial brazing and welding processes, in addition to supporting the full integration of laser systems into a digitalized process control.
At the LASYS 2018, Laserline will showcase high-power diode lasers for joining applications, cladding and heat treatment. Highlights include a laser for remote welding and highly compact diode laser modules in a 19" rack unit. Additionally, special processing optics and exhibits from different application fields will be presented.
The acquisition, of fiber optic specialist LWL-Sachsenkabel GmbH, by the US-based Amphenol Corporation will offer opportunities for future business development. With a wide range of collaborative opportunities with the internationally operating parent company, the Saxon company can expect a significant solution portfolio expansion as well as further international expansion of business activities.
With the LDMblue high-power diode lasers, Laserline presents the world’s first blue diode lasers with cw output power of up to 1 kW at 450 nm wavelength. As the first industry lasers, the new LDMblue lasers allow for a controlled heat conduction welding of highly reflexive non-ferrous metals such as copper or gold. They are available in standard configurations with 1000, 500 or 300 W output power.
Within a year, Laserline has been able to double the power of blue CW high-power diode lasers with 450 nm wavelength. With the LDMblue 2000-60, a new high-power diode laser is available in the compact 19” rack, offering 2 kW output power at 60 mm mrad beam quality. As a result, when welding non-ferrous metals, especially when joining copper components for the electronics industry, higher process speeds and deeper weldings become possible.
At EuroBLECH 2022 Laserline will exhibit a broad spectrum of diode-laser-based solutions for industrial volume manufacturing. Key topics at the event will be on hot wire aluminum welding, welding of copper with 3 kW cw blue diode lasers, as well as corrosion and wear-resistant coatings, for example as brake disc claddings to reduce urban particulate emissions.
Diode laser specialist Laserline will present at the Blechexpo / Schweisstec 2019 an infrared-blue hybrid concept for copper keyhole welding and possible solutions for heat conduction welding of thin non-ferrous metal components. Also on board are infrared lasers for welding steel sheets, different processing optics, and exhibits from industrial practice.
Under the watchword ‘Digital Laser Solutions’, Laserline has expanded its portfolio with hardware and software solutions for the implementation of fully networked Industrie 4.0 process architectures. All Laserline LDF diode lasers are with immediate effect ex works available with OPC UA interfaces and can thus be integrated seamlessly into IoT architectures on an OPC UA basis. Additionally, Laserline offers a retrofit solution for the OPC UA upgrade of existing systems. By the IoT integration of the laser, the switchover to a forward-planning or condition-depended maintenance inter alia is supported.
The IDEEL research project aims to introduce a laser drying process as a more climate-friendly and economical method for the volume production of lithium-ion batteries. Within this context, it has now been possible to produce laser-dried anodes and LFP cathodes in a roll-to-roll process for the first time. The innovative manufacturing process significantly reduces energy consumption in electrode production and at the same time enables the drying speed to be doubled.