The new Laserdyne system will be installed at IPG’S NTO IRE-Polus application center in Moscow. As with the first Laserdyne system delivered in 2008 to the Oxford, MA, facility, this system will be configured to operate with a variety of IPG Photonics' fiber lasers.
However, the focus of the work in Russia will be to explore the use of IPG’s line of QCW lasers for percussion and trepanning of aerospace quality holes. Identical development work currently is underway at Prima Power Laserdyne’s facility in Champlain, MN, US.
Mark Barry, vice president of sales for Prima Power Laserdyne, said that this second Laserdyne system installation for IPG Photonics is a result of the success that Laserdyne has had with the use of fiber lasers for its customer base and the promise that they hold for advancing throughput and quality in laser hole drilling.
IPG Photonics’ new 795 XS will be a six-axis system and uses Laserdyne’s latest and most powerful controller, the S94P. The system includes a full complement of Laserdyne’s hardware and software features. The system will be installed and maintained by Prima Group technicians located in Russia, who have received their training at Laserdyne.