II-VI Infrared, Saxonburg, Penn., a leader in CO2 laser optics, is now providing replacement TRUMPF cut lenses. These lenses, used in TRUMPF's latest-generation single cutting head TruLaser machines, feature a contoured flat on one edge.
This planar surface works with TRUMPF's LensLine monitoring system, which monitors contamination on the cut lens. By providing this feedback, the system enables the laser operator to know the status of the cut lens, including when it needs cleaned or replaced, avoiding any unnecessary lens cleaning work and laser downtime.
TRUMPF cut lenses also provide the laser operator with another advantage. Because of its unique geometry, TRUMPF's cut lenses can only be positioned in one way, assuring that the lens and its holder are always in perfect alignment. This eliminates the need for time-consuming beam centering each time the cut lens is removed and re-installed.
II-VI Infrared provides these replacement cut lenses using patented technology licensed from TRUMPF (US patent #7,875,830; China patent #100,533,193C; Europe patent #1,800,156).
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