PRIMA North America, Inc., and Sumitomo Heavy Industries Announce Sale of Two LASERDYNE® 790 BeamDirector® Systems to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Champlin, Minnesota: PRIMA North America, Inc., the world leader in precision multi-axis laser machining systems, and their agent in Japan, Sumitomo Heavy Industries - Advanced Machinery Co., Ltd. (SHI), announce the sale of two LASERDYNE 790XS - P50L systems to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagoya Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works, (MHI) for laser processing of turbine engine components.

Terry L. VanderWert, Sr., Vice President and General Manager of PRIMA North America, made the announcement saying, "The LASERDYNE 790XS systems purchased are six-axis systems featuring LASERDYNE's latest controller, the S94P. Along with the S94P controller, the MHI systems will have the newest LASERDYNE hardware and software features such as Optical Focus Control (OFC) and BreakThrough Detection. OFC complements the 790 BeamDirector's patented Automatic Focus Control (AFC) and BreakThrough Detection has been shown to not only produce parts with a shorter cycle time but with a better air flow consistency. We believe that the positive evaluation of our latest 790XS system technology and of the CONVERGENT LASERS P50L laser, another product of PRIMA North America, is further evidence that the users of laser processing equipment worldwide recognize the value of recent advances in laser processing now possible with our systems", stated Mr. VanderWert.

"Further, we are pleased to build upon the strong relationship with both our agent and final customer that has been developed over the many years since we first began working together. These orders prove again a leading customer's long-term commitment to LASERDYNE precision, multi-axis laser system technology and to our expertise in developing solutions for challenging aerospace applications," stated Mr. VanderWert.

Mr. Yasuhiro Yamanaka, Director of Sumitomo Heavy Industries - Advanced Machinery Co., Ltd. commented, "Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Nagoya Guidance & Propulsion Systems Works has been a user of LASERDYNE systems for many years. We are proud to play a part in our customer's expansion in this important field. As with all LASERDYNE systems, our technicians will be supplying local service support for the new systems. We are excited to be introducing so many new features and capabilities with these systems. LASERDYNE software and hardware, especially the use of the CONVERGENT LASERS P50L and the concept of At Focus Drilling, will be important to the future success of our customers".

LASERDYNE SYTEMS is located at 8600 109th Avenue North, #400, Champlin, Minnesota 55316. Phone: 763-433-3700. Fax: 763-433-3701. Website: Email:

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. - Advanced Machinery Co., Ltd., is located at 9-11, Kitashinagawa 5-Chrome Sinagawa-Ku, Tokyo, 141-8686 Japan. Phone: 81 3-5488-8432. Fax: 81 3-5488-8440. Website:

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