The Laserline company's presentation at the Laser World of Photonics 2022 focusses on technological innovation. To be presented are the first blue diode laser with 3 kW CW output power and a new high-power-cladding-solution using a 45 kW IR diode laser. The latter was developed in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IWS.
At Photonics West 2022, CeramOptec will present high-performance optical fibers for industrial, medical and laboratory applications. Emphasized are solutions for surface treatment and long-term UV applications. In addition to individual fibers, optical fiber bundles in various configurations will be introduced as well.
The IDEEL research project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Battery 2020 funding program, aims to launch a laser drying process for a more climate-friendly and economical series production of lithium-ion batteries. The results will be incorporated into the Fraunhofer Research Fab Battery Cells (Forschungsfertigung Batteriezelle) in Münster, Germany, which will enable users from both industry and research to test and optimize the series production of new batteries.
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.
Laserline has optimized its portfolio in the high-power blue diode laser segment. In doing so, the company is making important advances in focusing properties. This is because with output powers of up to 800 watts blue lasers will be available with 20 mm-mrad beam quality, while lasers with output powers of up to 1,500 watts will be available with 30 mm-mrad beam quality. These improvements simplify the joining of thin copper contacts as well as welding with scanner optics.
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.
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.
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.
Laserline has expanded its company presence in Pune / India towards a full subsidiary. With this, the diode laser specialist is merely reacting to growths in its business in South Asia. This seventh foreign subsidiary distributes the complete Laserline product portfolio and guarantees an optimal existing customer care by means of trained service technicians and a comprehensive spare part service.
At the Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Laserline showcases new LDF and LDM diode laser systems with increased output powers. Furthermore, as a highlight of the exhibition presentation, the first blue diode laser with a cw output power of 1 kW will be presented. Additionally, new processing optics and exhibits from diverse application areas will also be on display.