Laser Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

EtherCAT Slave Module enables precise laser micro-machining.

October 25, 2016

Enabling direct control of any laser source, LCMv2 Series EtherCAT slave module features a universal electrical interface. Designed for processing or machining applications, EtherCAT includes a high speed laser control signal output, a dedicated safety interlock input, fault input, enable output, and 8/8 general purpose digital I/Os. Module is fully configured and commanded by any of ACS' line of SPiiPlus motion controllers. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

X-Band MPAC-Beamforming Device covers 8-12 GHz range.

May 26, 2016

Designed for X-band radar applications, UltraCMOS® PE19601 integrates 6-bit digital step attenuator, 10-bit digital phase shifter, RX/TX switching, and digital serial interface on 2.6 x 4.65 mm bare wirebond monolithic die. Monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) solution, consuming 0.001 mA, offers >40 dBm IIP3 linearity, 50 dB isolation, 17 dBm power handling. Device covers 31.5 dB attenuation range in 0.5 dB step with RMS amplitude error of 0.2 dB.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Touchscreen Controller enhances usability of laser systems.

April 6, 2016

As usability-optimized extension for manual repair systems that may include microscope setup, Smart Controller incorporates functionality with which users can control laser system's energy, firing mode, rate, and slit size/shape. Portable device eliminates need for desktop computer to operate laser systems and can automatically configure controls based on type of system connected. Optional video module overlays outline of slit shape onto standard composite or s-video signals from system camera. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Laser System Control simplifies machining of shaped holes.

March 28, 2016

Part of LASERDYNE S94P control used on LASERDYNE 795 and LASERDYNE 430BD multi-axis laser systems, ShapeSoft™ software simplifies creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, racetrack, and variety of shaped holes in turbine engine components, including blades, nozzle guide vanes, and combustors. ShapeSoft allows for selecting process parameters, including parameter database record to be used, feed rate, and dwell time after shutter is open before processing begins. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics

Laserdyne Develops New Methods Using Its CylPerf(TM) Software Feature for Fiber Laser Drilling Small Shallow Angle Holes in Aerospace Engine Combustors -- Process is Up to 4 Times Faster with Repeatable Precision

November 4, 2015

Champlin, Minnesota – Prima Power Laserdyne's exclusive S94P laser process control feature CylPerf™ has been further enhanced to include improvements in fiber laser control that enable never before achieved quality and throughput in "on-the-fly" percussion drilling of small shallow angle holes in aerospace engine combustors.  In one application, this meant achieving air flow typically... Read More

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, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Prima Power Laserdyne Announces an Increase in Production of 430BD Laser Systems for 2015

November 5, 2014

Champlin, Minnesota – Prima Power Laserdyne announced that it will significantly increase production of its LASERDYNE 430BD laser systems in 2015 as a result of recent sales of the new system and of buying interest generated at the IMTS (USA) and EuroBLECH (Europe) exhibitions over the past two months. "When Laserdyne saw the increasing serious interest in our new 430BD system and the... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Fasteners & Hardware, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Analog Technologies Inc.: Unveiling the Best New Releases of High Quality Analog and Digital Modules

October 23, 2014

Analog Technologies Inc. strives to produce highest quality of analog and digital electronic products for almost all levels of professional needs. It has a strong RD team of well experienced professionals under the leadership of Dr. Gang Liu who is a graduate of Wayne State University of Michigan. This team has patented more than twelve products in the advanced analog technology fields which... 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, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Welding Equipment & Supplies

Prima Power LASERDYNE Will Be Discussing the Latest Precision Laser Technology at Farnborough International Airshow, Hampshire England, July 14-20 2014, Hall One, C15A-C15B

April 21, 2014

Champlin, Minnesota: Prima Power Laserdyne will be available to discuss the latest in laser processing solutions at Farnborough International Airshow, Hampshire England, July 14-20 2014, Hall One, C15A-C15B. These include the LASERDYNE 430, LASERDYNE 795, and the newest generation of BeamDirector; as well as the impact of fiber lasers on precision laser processing and the increasing challenging... 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, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Oclaro Showcases Expanded, Innovative Laser Diode Portfolio at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2013

May 20, 2013

Product lineup includes next generation 80 W fiber laser pump, state-of-the-art 150ps DFB seed laser, high performance diode bars at 10xx and 14xx nm and higher power 63x red diode lasers in a smaller package SAN JOSE, Calif. – Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing several... 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, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Galvo and Controller Combination Offers Infinite Field of View and >24-Bit Resolution

August 27, 2012

Industry-best resolution of >24-bits when used with Aerotech's Nmark CLS controller<4444>Wide range of apertures and focal lengths<4444>Many mirror surface treatments for a variety of laser wavelengths<4444>Nmark CLS controller has high-bandwidth linear power stage for quick settling<4444>Position Synchronized Output for consistent laser spot placement<4444>Infinite Field of View (IFOV) expands... 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