Laser Controls & Controllers

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

Optics & Photonics, Controls & Controllers

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