Laser Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

Fiber Laser Control helps prevent back-wall damage.

June 1, 2015

Used on LASERDYNE 795 and 430BD multi-axis fiber laser systems, LASERDYNE S94P Control includes SmartStop™ feature which helps prevent back wall damage when trepan and percussion drilling turbine engine combustor components. Macro helps minimize damage while maintaining throughput of 1.0–1.5 seconds/hole. Also, mapping of actual workpiece surface using Optical Focus Control feature, for which there is no side sensing, ensures precise location of holes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Laser Welding Systems feature consistent endpoint control.

March 27, 2015

Used to control operation of LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 430BD multi-axis laser systems, LASERDYNE S94P includes SmartRamp™ feature which provides consistent endpoint control during laser welding. SmartRamp controls laser parameters in conjunction with motion of beam, producing uniform weld penetration along entire length of weld while eliminating visible endpoints, potential stress-risers, and leak points. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Quantum Cascade Laser Drivers feature low noise technology.

January 20, 2015

Coupling intuitive touchscreen display with low-noise drive electronics, QCL LAB Series features 0.4 µA RMS noise current and 1 nA/√Hz average current noise density up to 100 kHz, allowing lowest possible detection thresholds. Models are available with output currents of 500, 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 mA in constant current mode. Operating stand-alone or via USB or Ethernet, drivers feature adjustable compliance voltage up to 20 V with 2–3 MHz analog modulation bandwidth. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Controller optimizes Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

July 10, 2014

Optimizing capability of CO2 and fiber laser marking systems, CLARiTY™ Laser Controller offers line set-up wizard to aid maintenance and production staff during both initial line set-up and product changeovers. On-board diagnostics tool presents instant fault information in logical way with drill-down option to enable identification of most frequent causes of printer faults. With on-board Code Assurance, controller helps ensure correct code is placed on right product time after time. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Controls offer Ethernet and Ethernet/IP(TM) options.

September 19, 2013

With Ethernet and Ethernet/IP™ field bus options, Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B CNCs enable fabricators to manage operations across equipment controlled by various systems. Users can integrate CNC system into company network for data collection or high-speed part program transfers. World-wide links can be set up via Internet, facilitating remote diagnosis, maintenance, and online training. Since Ethernet interface does not use public operating system, it is practically hacker-free and immune to viruses. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Green & Clean

Laser Cutting Systems feature Fanuc resonator/control package.

June 4, 2013

Available on select models of CO2 laser cutting systems, fully integrated Fanuc 31i-L CNC control and i-C Series resonator package cuts laser start up time and maximizes time between maintenance intervals. i-C laser comes in power ranges of 2.5, 4, or 6 kW, while CNC control, coupled with Touch-L 19 in. touchscreen GUI, gives users dynamic control over cutting process. Ensuring smooth, burr-free edges, control regulates use of electricity with Quick Power Saving Mode and Eco Power Saving Mode. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Driver connects directly to butterfly laser packages.

February 1, 2013

Suited for OEM use in laser systems, T165 Laser Pulser incorporates edge triggered pulse generator with 150 psec nominal rise and fall times into butterfly or TO-packaged laser. Laser current, bias, and pulse widths can be set via onboard trimpots or external analog inputs. Edge-triggered pulse generator is adjustable from 200 psec to 2 nsec, and pulsed laser current is adjustable up to 750 mA. Power is supplied via 5 V micro-USB power supply or ribbon cable interface connector. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Displacement Laser Sensor Control works with Mitubishi Q PLC.

March 22, 2012

Displacement laser sensor control unit, UQ1 Series, provides direct connection between Optex measurement lasers and Mitubishi Q series PLC. Built-in processor automatically communicates with PLC, eliminating need to program complicated communication setup into ladder program. Processor also provides measurement calculations as fast as 100 msec and includes thickness, leveling of part, step height, and inclination - all without putting any load on CPU. Read More

Controls & Controllers

High-Speed Laser CNCs enhance processing capabilities.

March 14, 2011

Series 30i/31i-L MODEL B CNCs deliver seamless choreography between axes motion and power modulation, even during high-speed processing of thin gauge materials. Along with internal laser power stabilization, USB-enabled controls offer 125 µsec update rates, up to 8 MB non-volatile internal memory, and support for external ATA or Compact Flash memory card connections. Data server can also be installed in CNC, providing up to 4 GB flash memory and 100 GBit Ethernet connection. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics

Pockels Cell Driver suits continuous pulsed applications.

January 31, 2011

Model 823B Pockels Cell/Shutter Driver utilizes solid-state MOSFET technology to provide trigger noise immunity and smooth output waveform. Amplitude is continuously variable up to 3.2 kV by adjusting internal high voltage power supply with risetime of 30 nsec typical at full output. Output is push-pull, which effectively cancels EMI of output pulse. Applications of Model 823B include driving E-O switches for Q-switching solid-state lasers, high voltage pulser, and E-O Shutter. Read More

Controls & Controllers

SFP+ Optical Module Controller has digital laser diode driver interface.

January 25, 2011

Model DS1878 SFP+ controller features digital laser diode driver interface, for communication with laser driver/limiting amplifier. Laser modulation is controlled with temperature-driven lookup table, and 2 additional 9-bit delta-sigma DAC outputs with 36-entry LUTs are provided. Operating in temperatures from -40 to +95°C, pluggable I2C controller monitors 6 analog channels: temperature, Vcc, and MON1 to MON4. Product is contained in 5 x 5 mm, 28-pin TQFN package. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Drivers optimize chemical sensor performance.

December 28, 2010

Offering sub-µA RMS noise, QCL Series minimizes linewidth, spectral drift, and center wavelength jitter. Quantum Cascade Laser Drivers feature 2-3 MHz bandwidth and rise/fall times of 250/200 nsec. Units drive up to 2 A of low noise current with current limit, slow start, brownout/reverse voltage/overvoltage protection, and remote or local current enable. Designed as OEM controllers, drivers can be used in field-deployed systems or on benchtop. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

Laser Cutting Systems enable responsive, flexible operation.

October 7, 2010

Pairing full FANUC laser source, FANUC L series laser CNC control system, amplifiers, and servo motors, Laser C series bundles offer energy conservation features as well as intelligent, responsive, and flexible laser cutting. All necessary laser control and diagnostics are integrated into CNC, and historical data is logged and can be accessed via CNC screen. Along with 2 power saving states, there are 5 available laser sources rated to 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 kW. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Laser Diode Driver operates on +5 V power.

September 14, 2010

Model 762 OEM laser diode driver provides up to 2.5 A of drive current with compliance voltages up to 2.5 V, while pulse widths down to 20 nsec or less are possible with optical pulse rise times of 10 nsec. System board, which includes FPGA and bidirectional PID thermoelectric cooler controller, provides sensing for back facet monitor and outputs digital laser fire indicator pulse and scaled analog output. Product is suited for driving 14-pin butterfly packaged laser diode modules. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Bi-Directional CDR, EML Laser Driver features limiting amplifier.

August 11, 2010

Model GN2010E for XFP and SFP+ SONET, 10GBase-ER/ZR Ethernet, and 8.5 Gbps Fibre Channel applications integrates ADC, which through serial interface, provides digital diagnostic information on supply voltage, die temperature, and transmit optical power. Configurable for multi-rate operation, 5 x 5 mm unit also includes laser safety features and offers digital control through I2C or SPI interface. Unit has -40 to +95°C case operation and laser bias current up to 120 mA. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

SFP+ Video Controller has dual digital LDD interface.

June 25, 2010

Model DS1876, with dual laser diode driver (LDD) interface, controls and monitors all transmitter functions for SFP+ optical modules and supports SFF-8472 specification. Automatic power control and laser modulation is controlled through 4 temperature-driven look-up tables with 10-bit DAC outputs. For each driver, unit monitors temperature, VCC, and transmit power and bias current, and also provides I²C-compliant interface to host system. It is specified over -40 to +95°C temperature range. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Diode Controller meets laboratory requirements.

March 18, 2010

Offering stability for use with TO-can laser diodes and butterfly packages, Model 6100 provides precision current and temperature control for laser diode applications. Its 500/1,500 mA current supply range, along with 32 W temperature controller, suits demanding laboratory tasks. Bench top instrument incorporates DSP-based PID control and ultra-stable current control to achieve less than 0.001°C temperature stability and 1.3 µA (rms) ripple, respectively. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Laser Diode Driver is low noise and reflow compatible.

March 2, 2009

Designed for integration with high temperature RoHS-compliant manufacturing processes, FL500 Laser Diode Driver is compatible with reflow processing less than 250°C. It can be configured either as two independent 250 mA drivers or single 500 mA driver, and can run on +3 V Lithium-ion battery or up to +12 V power supply. Compact surface mount chip is suited for handheld precision laser instrumentation. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Beam Controller enables precise laser alignment.

February 3, 2009

Suited for critical applications, Focus(TM) 8780 GuideStar(TM) 4-Axis beam stabilization controller with integrated driver and MPU corrects laser beam misalignments arising from various factors. Focus USB-compatible position-sensing detectors and set-and-forget Picomotor(TM) actuated motorized mirror mounts provide complete beam control solution. Along with auto-configuration utility, controller offers USB, Ethernet, and RS232 connections for sending commands and reading data. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Laser Cutting Control relies on smart sensing mechanisms.

October 29, 2007

With Laser-Smart(TM) Control System, single operator can manage all laser cutting related operations simultaneously. It provides smart sensing and continuous monitoring of machine and material status, including preset operator alarms. Software constantly monitors registration, web control, laser power, laminating, and slitting. In addition to run length, operator can program system to automatically shut off at completion of run. Read More