StarFiber P: New laser range replacing pulsed Nd:YAG

March 7th, 2016

 

Featuring pulse widths of up to 50 ms, the StarFiber P series is the perfect choice for numerous well-established material processing applications that utilize traditional lamp-pumped, pulsed Nd: YAG laser sources.

Due to their excellent wall plug efficiency, minimum maintenance requirements and high process reliability, fibre lasers are the tool of choice for a wide range of industrial material processing applications. Whilst, there are still numerous well-established processes which rely on lamp pumped, pulsed laser sources with their high peak power and pulse energy, ROFIN’s industry-proven long pulse StarFiber P lasers represent a viable alternative for a significant number of these traditional lamp pumped YAG applications.

Well-established long pulse fiber lasers

ROFIN Cutting Sapphire contours

Fig. 1: Cutting of sapphire for straight, curved, angled and chamfered contours

StarFiber P lasers are already well-established in specialized application areas such as the generation of micro welding contours with single pulses, e.g. shadow welding. They are also used in precision cutting of metals and hard materials (sapphire, PCD, CBN, and ceramics) and in single-shot and percussion drilling of large aspect ratio holes.

The StarFiber P provides pulse durations up to 50ms and features fast pulse modulation for pulse forming. Optimized pulse shaping enables better beam coupling and helps to achieve significantly improved welding quality with metals or metal combinations which are difficult to join.

Tailor-made solutions for replacing lamp-pumped, pulsed Nd:YAG applications

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Fig. 2: ROFIN provides a wide range of application packages for fine welding, cutting and drilling

ROFIN offers a broad range of accessories for StarFiber P lasers including various processing heads for welding, cutting and drilling as well as the ultrafast “LLDROP” rotating processing head. These components allow ROFIN to offer optimal solutions for replacing lamp-pumped applications. If required, a complete line-up of turnkey-systems  are available.  The ROFIN application lab, one of the largest worldwide, allows for comprehensive comparison of fibre laser processes and their lamp-pumped laser equivalents.

The StartFibre P air-cooled systems meet the requirements of flexible industrial production, are equipped with modern industrial interfaces and can be maintained via a “remote” service connection. Control and operation are based on the ROFIN Control Unit RCU platform.

OEM laser source, stand-alone system and application package

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Fig. 3: High pulse peak power (1,5 kW and 3,0 kW) combined with a high pulse energy (15 J, 30 J) and high beam quality

ROFIN offers a wide range of StarFiber P configurations: OEM sources with ROFIN RCU, stand-alone systems and integration kits with a large choice of processing heads. Upon request, ROFIN can develop application specific turnkey solutions. Our objective is to find the optimum solution for your industrial material processing application using the most appropriate tool.

 

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