Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd., Daventry, Northants, UK, will launch its new Performance laser, which represents the 7th generation of manual welding lasers from Rofin, at the forthcoming MM Live exhibition.
When Rofin invented the manual laser welding system in 1992, it was the first to allow users to hand-hold the part being welded and precisely position the weld using a microscope, all within a stand-alone laser welding system.
Changes to the cabinet design allow easier use within a production environment and also enhance the ergonomics for the operator. A single access door can be opened, whilst one hand remains inside the cabinet holding the part to be welded. Rofin has also introduced a large colour touch-screen interface to allow more features to be made available to the operator.
A new SPEEDModeTM feature enables the laser to deliver higher power and faster welding than previously possible, without compromising the overall efficiency. For short bursts, the laser can deliver pulses at nearly double the average power limit to enhance cycle time. While the system is idle, the new ECOmodeTM reduces the electrical consumption to 10W (from the normal standby of 200W), dramatically reducing the electrical running cost of the system.
Rofin-Baasel can be found at booth A32 at MM Live UK 2011 between September 27 to 29.