PRIMA North America Inc., Champlin, Minn., the North American subsidiary of PRIMA INDUSTRIE, S.P.A., Torino, Italy, a manufacturer of industrial laser systems, has introduced its newest model, the Convergent Lasers CL-R pulsed Nd:YAG laser.
“This next generation laser was designed to be an in-place replacement for the JK704 lasers used by Laserdyne Systems customers,” according to Terry L. VanderWert, president of PRIMA North America.
Users of earlier model Laserdyne 780, 890 and 790 systems will be offered a turnkey retrofit package including complete on-site installation and startup assistance. The CL-R laser provides a wide range of process flexibility. The laser combines up to 50 kW peak power with low divergence resonator optics to produce a high intensity laser spot for drilling holes up to 75 mm (3 inches) in length; drilling 3 mm (0.12 inch) long holes at 10 holes/second on the fly; and cutting at 300 mm (12 inches)/min or to 20 mm (0.8 inches) in depth.
A long depth of focus enables deep holes to be drilled with reduced taper. Special pulse-shaping techniques can be used to improve the geometrical quality of holes drilled by single laser shots “on the fly.” When retrofitted, the CL-R will be compatible with existing beam delivery hardware and existing software programs, and will operate with existing chillers.