Laserdyne 790 BeamDirector delivered to Ebtec Corp.

February 10--Prima North America Inc. announced that Laserdyne Systems delivered a Laserdyne 790XL BeamDirector Nd:YAG drilling system to Ebtec Corp. in Agawam, MA.

Dr. Paolo Cigna, president and CEO of Prima North America, announced the shipment saying the delivery was made to Ebtec to expand their capacity for laser drilling with the latest system technology.

Ebtec Corp. is owned by Aquasium Technology Limited, Cambridge, England, and has been a supplier of electron beam welding and laser processing services to North American industry since 1963. As an early user of these processes it has developed an expertise in the supply of difficult to weld and drill components.

According to John Leveille, president of Ebtec, the Laserdyne 790XL system was purchased as the first new laser system outlined in an equipment phase replacement plan. The 790XL was chosen over other systems primarily for overall processing versatility.

The 790XL system is a six-axis system with a 2m x 1m x 1m work envelope with a 25-inch diameter high-accuracy rotary table and Laserdyne's latest software, including Optical Focus Control and BreakThrough Detection. This will enhance Ebtec's capability to provide precision drilling of cooling holes in thermal barrier coated turbine engine components. An additional feature of the Ebtec system is the ability to drill parts programmed for Laserdyne's new 450 systems on the 790 as a result of the Part Surface Coordinate, or PSC, programming feature of the Laserdyne control.

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