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High Power Fiber Lasers – Delivering Incredible Production Results!

Looking for compelling and powerful ways to improve your quality, productivity, costs and overall manufacturing performance? Then we have outstanding solutions! High Power Fiber Lasers, offer high precision manufacturing which significantly enhances the quality and productivity of your welding and cutting applications.

Why worry about poor or inconsistent quality, high operating costs and potentially unsafe manufacturing practices? Many leading manufacturers are discovering that their laser system investment provides an incredible and significant performance! And, lasers eliminate those inconsistent and obsolete processes.

We specialize in developing high precision, state-of-the-art laser systems, for the following applications:
• Cutting
• Welding
• Drilling
• Etching

Our laser systems include all the automation, safety and tooling to successfully and safely operate these advance systems for your specific manufacturing application.

Why Lasers?
Lasers are faster, more efficient and economical to operate.

We specialize in designing and building laser cells that provide the finest solutions for welding, cutting, drilling and etching. We use proven and reliable laser and automation technology.

We all know, the ever increasing energy costs and environmental problems, confronting manufacturers. By investing in laser technology you will reduce your energy costs, increase your quality of production and enjoy a more efficient and safe manufacturing process.

Sachem® Technology De Mexico features world’s leading high power fiber lasers from IPG Photonics Corporation. The main features of IPG Photonics Products include:
• Excellent Beam Parameter Product (BPP)
• Constant BPP over Entire Power Range
• Small Focus over Large Working Distance
• Maintenance Free Operation
• Compact, Rugged and Easy to Install
Estimated Diode Lifetime > 100,000 hours

Please contact us and discover how precision lasers may enhance your cutting, welding, drilling or etching applications while significantly improving your quality and productivity.

IPG Photonics Corporation is the world leader in high power fiberlasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in a wide range of venues such as materials processing, telecommunications, medical, scientific and other advanced applications. Fiber lasers have revolutionized the industry by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease operating costs. IPG is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts with additional manufacturing plants, sales and service offices throughout the world.


High Power Fiber Lasers

High power fiber lasers are created from active optical fibers and semiconductor diodes, a merger between two of the most innovative and advanced laser technologies. Fiber lasers use single emitter semiconductor diodes as the light source to pump the active fibers. The laser beam emitted is contained within optical fibers and delivered through an armored flexible cable. Active fibers, special optical fibers doped with rare earth ions, allow for an extremely bright light from a very small core, thus making possible the production of kilowatt class output with excellent beam quality. IPG uses many proprietary technologies to create the undisputed best beam quality kilowatt class lasers available in the market today.

IPG’s own high-powersemiconductor Diodes

Diode burn-in facility

Open laser chassis displaying the modular design of high power fiber laser

Post-production fiber laser


Fiber Laser Advantages

Our low-order-mode kilowatt class fiber lasers range in power from 500 W to 50 kW, operating in CW or modulated modes up to 20 kHz with wall-plug efficiencies greater than 30%. The dynamic operating range of these devices is available from 10% to full power with no change in beam divergence or beam profile throughout the entire range. This allows a single laser to be utilized for both high and low power applications such as welding, drilling and precision cutting, a previously unheard of capability.

IPG lasers’ divergence specifications are far superior than other lasers and allow the use of long focal length processing lenses for vastly improved depth of field, less damage to optical components and are ideal for remote welding applications. The units can be supplied with fiber lengths to 100 meters, different fiber diameters and variety of multi-port beam switches, beam couplers, termination optics and scanners.Fiber lasers deliver their energy through an integrated flexible optical fiber. Fiber lasers have a monolithic, entirely solid state, fiber-to-fiber design that does not require mirrors or optics to align or adjust. These features make fiber lasers easier to integrate and operate in production, medical and other laser-based systems.

Fiber lasers are typically smaller and lighter in weight than traditional lasers, saving valuable floor space. While conventional lasers can be delicate due to the precise alignment of mirrors, fiber lasers are more rugged and able to perform in variable working environments. These qualities permit fiber laser systems to be transported easily.

The fiber laser is modular, built from multiple laser units, each one generating hundreds of watts of output power. This also allows the laser system to incorporate spare modules and power margins. Due to this modularity the YLS series of high power laser is set to operate below the rated current. Thus, in the unlikely event thata module fails the laser will automatically increase the power to the rated output leaving the laser with no output power loss and no halted production. An error message will then alert the user of the specific issue that requires service.

Laser Classifications

Each classification of high power fiber laser serves a targeted application demographic. The most versatile and customizable option within the product line is the YLS series fiber laser. Developed as a complete system, this design features the widest range of fiber diameters, as well as the option to terminate to up to 6 ports from one power source. Housed in a NEMA 12, air conditioned and sealed cabinet, these systems are designed to operate in industrial manufacturing environments. They have garnered wide acceptance in the very demanding automotive, aerospace and oil and gas industries, many requiring multiple shifts operating.

Replicating the versatility of the YLS series,the YLS-TR comes bundled with a compatible chiller or heat exchanger. Additionally, the
TR Series has the added feature of dual cooling lines: one directly to the laser, the other cycling warmer water to the external optics, thus reducing condensation which is especially advantageous in warmer climates. With the most compact design, the YLR laser is offered as a cost-effective, adaptable solution for a clean room system or for integrationinto a production line. Directly terminated to
a QBH-type connector (HLC-8) with numerous feed fiber lengths and diameters available, the rack mount configuration is ideal for a multitude of applications from cutting, welding and drilling to medical device manufacturing.

Serie YLS-TR
  • Sistema laser clase kW con enfriamiento interno
  • Polarizado aleatorio, ancho de onda de 1070-1080 nm, iterbio dopado, diodo rojo y enfriados fijo con líneas de enfriado duales.
  • CW, QCW
  • 1 – 2kW and 4 – 6 kW
  • Disponible en diametro 50, 100, 200 or 300 μ m
  • Variable dependiente del tamaño del enfriador
  • HLC-8 (tipo QBH) & LCA (tipo QD)
  • Acoplador interno, switch interno de rayo 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 o 1×4 o separador interno de rayo 50:50.
  • Standar
  • Standar: LaserNet, Digital I/O, Analog Control Opciones:
    DeviceNet, Profibus or Ethernet
  • 1-2 kW: 25U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1106x856x806 4-6 kW: 31U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1400x856x806
  • Disponible kW, Standard on 2 kW+
  • Si, 25U gabinete max 2 kW, 31U max 6 kW

Serie YLS-TR
  • Sistema laser clase kW con enfriamiento interno
  • Polarizado aleatorio, ancho de onda de 1070-1080 nm, iterbio dopado, diodo rojo y enfriados fijo con líneas de enfriado duales.
  • CW, QCW
  • 1 – 2kW and 4 – 6 kW
  • Disponible en diametro 50, 100, 200 or 300 μ m
  • Variable dependiente del tamaño del enfriador
  • HLC-8 (tipo QBH) & LCA (tipo QD)
  • Acoplador interno, switch interno de rayo 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 o 1×4 o separador interno de rayo 50:50.
  • Standar
  • Standar: LaserNet, Digital I/O, Analog Control Opciones:
    DeviceNet, Profibus or Ethernet
  • 1-2 kW: 25U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1106x856x806 4-6 kW: 31U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1400x856x806
  • Disponible kW, Standard on 2 kW+
  • Si, 25U gabinete max 2 kW, 31U max 6 kW

OEM & Integrator Models

Product Designation* YLM-XXX/XXXX-QCW YLR-XXX/XXXX-QCW

Description

Quasi-CW Ytterbium Fiber Laser

Rack mounted Quasi-CW Ytterbium Fiber Laser Module

Standard Features

Randomly polarized, 1070-1080 nm emission wavelength, ytterbium doped, red aiming diode. Available with single mode or multi mode feed.

Randomly polarized, 1070-1080 nm emission wavelength, ytterbium doped, red aiming diode. Available with single mode or multi mode feed.

Available Operating Modes
Available Output Power (Watts)

Pulsed/ CW (Multi-mode or single-mode)

CW PEAK
150 1,500
300 3,000

Pulsed/ CW (Multi-mode or single-mode)

CW PEAK
150 1,500
300 3,000

Feed Fiber Diameter*

Available in single-mode, 50, 100 or 200 μm diameter

Available in single-mode, 50, 100 or 200 μm diameter

Output Termination Options

Affixed collimator, HLC-8 (QBH type) or LCA (QD type)

HLC-8 (QBH type) & LCA (QD type)

Ancillary Options

Compact coupler or direct feed to termination

Compact coupler or direct feed to termination

Cooling

Air-cooled

Air-cooled

Interface

Analog/ RS-232/ Ethernet

Touchcreen Front Panel, RS-232, Digital I/O, Analog Control

Cabinet Style/ Dimensions

Compact module, 264x432x150 mm

T150 Watt CW in 4U 19” rack mount, 449x503x177 mm
300 Watt CW in 6U 19” rack mount, 449x503x266 mm


QCW Fiber Lasers

Quasi continuous wave (QCW) fiber lasers are ideally suited for numerous industrial applications requiring a long pulse duration and high peak power such as spot welding, seam welding and drilling. Designed to displace existing YAG lasers due to their minimal maintenance costs and low upfront costs, the QCW is easily able to be retrofit into most existing systems.

The most versatile option within the product line is the YLS series for the QCW. Developed as a complete system the YLS- QCW is designed to operate in industrial manufacturing environments. This design features a robust NEMA 12 housing as well as the interface control to handle multi-port optics for switching or shearing the beam. Available in an air-cooled design up to 600 Watts CW or water-cooled up to 1,500 Watts CW, the YLS-QCW is the most adaptable solution for your processing needs.

The YLR-QCW is ideally suited for lower power processing and another great solution to retrofit existing YAG technologies. The YLR model is easily conformable due to its simple interface, compact design and cost-effective price.

YLM-QCWs are the integrator’s ideal answer for creating a superlative processing machine. The modular design allows the integrator to minimize upfront cost due to the negligible IPG controls thus allowing the user to customize their own interface and enabling overall command of the integration of the set laser.

Serie YLS-TR
  • Sistema laser clase kW con enfriamiento interno
  • Polarizado aleatorio, ancho de onda de 1070-1080 nm, iterbio dopado, diodo rojo y enfriados fijo con líneas de enfriado duales.
  • CW, QCW
  • 1 – 2kW and 4 – 6 kW
  • Disponible en diametro 50, 100, 200 or 300 μ m
  • Variable dependiente del tamaño del enfriador
  • HLC-8 (tipo QBH) & LCA (tipo QD)
  • Acoplador interno, switch interno de rayo 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 o 1×4 o separador interno de rayo 50:50.
  • Standar
  • Standar: LaserNet, Digital I/O, Analog Control Opciones:
    DeviceNet, Profibus or Ethernet
  • 1-2 kW: 25U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1106x856x806 4-6 kW: 31U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1400x856x806
  • Disponible kW, Standard on 2 kW+
  • Si, 25U gabinete max 2 kW, 31U max 6 kW

Serie YLS-TR
  • Sistema laser clase kW con enfriamiento interno
  • Polarizado aleatorio, ancho de onda de 1070-1080 nm, iterbio dopado, diodo rojo y enfriados fijo con líneas de enfriado duales.
  • CW, QCW
  • 1 – 2kW and 4 – 6 kW
  • Disponible en diametro 50, 100, 200 or 300 μ m
  • Variable dependiente del tamaño del enfriador
  • HLC-8 (tipo QBH) & LCA (tipo QD)
  • Acoplador interno, switch interno de rayo 1×1, 1×2, 1×3 o 1×4 o separador interno de rayo 50:50.
  • Standar
  • Standar: LaserNet, Digital I/O, Analog Control Opciones:
    DeviceNet, Profibus or Ethernet
  • 1-2 kW: 25U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1106x856x806 4-6 kW: 31U guarda independiente NEMA 12 (HxWxD, mm) 1400x856x806
  • Disponible kW, Standard on 2 kW+
  • Si, 25U gabinete max 2 kW, 31U max 6 kW

OEM Models

IPG’s line of pulsed fiber lasers are ideally suited for a multitude of industrial applications from laser ablation, marking, trimming, scrib- ing, micro-machining, diamond and silicon cutting, to high speed hole drilling. These compact fiber lasers feature low divergence and can provide the fluency required for high speed marking of both plastics and metals.

Featuring a compact optical output with a built-in isolator, these lasers are thus able to mark even highly reflective materials making its versatility unparalleled.

This chart is a representation of the more popular models offered by IPG. Additional models are available including pulse energies up to100 mJ and output powers up to 1 kW.

Product Designation* YLP Series YLP-RA Series

Description

Basic Q-switched Laser Module

Q-switched Laser Module with Remote Amplifier

Standard Features

Compact OEM Module, Collinear Red Guide Beam

Compact OEM Module, Collinear Red Guide Beam

Operating Modes

Pulsed

Pulsed

Available Output Power (Watts)

Pulse Energy Pulse Duration Pulse Repetition Rate Average Output Power
0.5 mJ 100 ns 20 – 200 kHz 10 Watts
1 mJ 100 ns 20 – 200 kHz 20 Watts
1 mJ 100 ns 30 – 200 kHz 30 Watts
1 mJ 120 ns 50 – 200 kHz 50 Watts
Pulse Energy Pulse Duration Pulse Repetition Rate Average Output Power
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 20 – 200 kHz 10 Watts
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 40 – 200 kHz 20 Watts
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 60 – 200 kHz 30 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 60 ns 10 – 200 kHz 10 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 30 ns 20 – 200 kHz 20 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 60 ns 30 – 200 kHz 30 Watts

Cooling

Air-cooled

Air-cooled

Output Termination Options

6 – 7 mm beam diamater optical output with built-in isolator

Remote amplifier with 3 – 4.5mm beam diamater optical output with built-in isolator

Interface

Type B1 Control Interface

Type B1 Control Interface

Cabinet Style/ Dimensions

Compact laser module, 215x95x286 mm

Compact laser module, 215x95x286 mm Remote amplifier, 240x102x71 mm/p>

Power Display

24VDC Main Power Supply/p>

24VDC Main Power Supply


Pulsed Fiber Lasers

The YLP Series are maintenance-free MOPFA and Q-switched pulsed Ytterbium fiber lasers designed for OEM applications. Collimated, isolated and then typically focused to a spot size of a few microns or less, the near diffraction-limited beam can mark, drill or machine a variety of materials. Similar to the standard YLP series, the YLP- RA has a remote amplifier in place of the standard output which allows for an even higher peak power and a shorter pulse duration. The amplifier features a thermo- conductive bottom surface with the option for a heat sink with one fan for even more adaptability.

The YLP-M series are master oscillator power amplifiers, or MOPA lasers, that feature a selectable output. These lasers are constructed with a seed diode allowing for multiple pulse durations. There are two different builds of the MOPA laser; one is the OEM module which is available in either 10 or 20 Watt output power, the other is an 18 Watt MOPA in a 3U industrial chassis which already included the full user-friendly interface and power supply.The YLP-HP series feature the highest pulse energy and output power of the YLP units. The increased power levels allow you to work more efficiently and use thicker materials.

Additionally, due to the low pulse duration the YLP-HP is proficient in processing ablating applications as well due to the minimal damage to the substrate material. Like IPG’s other industrial pulsed lasers, this laser is based upon IPG’s ultra-reliable pumping technology and comes with a heavy duty optical isolator that improves output pulse stability and eliminates back reflection.

YLP MOPA Series YLP-HP Series

MOPA Laser, Selectable Output

Q-switched Rack Mount Fiber Laser

Two configuration types, Collinear Red Guide Beam

Higher Output Power, Collinear Red Guide Beam

Pulsed

Pulsed

Pulse Energy Pulse Duration Pulse Repetition Rate Average Output Power
0.5 mJ 4,8,14,20,30 ns 1.6 – 100 kHz 10 Watts
1 mJ 50,100,200 ns 20 Watts
0.06 mJ 10 – 600 kHz
0.2 mJ 1-2,4-6,5-12 ns 10 – 200 kHz 18 Watts
0.3 mJ 20 – 200 kHz
Pulse Energy Pulse Duration Pulse Repetition Rate Average Output Power
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 20 – 200 kHz 10 Watts
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 40 – 200 kHz 20 Watts
0.5 mJ 20 – 30 ns 60 – 200 kHz 30 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 60 ns 10 – 200 kHz 10 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 30 ns 20 – 200 kHz 20 Watts
1 mJ 40 – 60 ns 30 – 200 kHz 30 Watts

Air-cooled

Water-cooled

6 – 9 mm beam diameter optical output for 10 & 20 Watts, 2 mm for 18 Watt, both with built-in isolator

6 – 9 mm beam diamater optical output with built-in isolator

10 & 20 Watt have Type B1 as well as RS-232C connectivity. 18 Watt is exclusively RS-232C.

RS-232C Control Interface

10 & 20 Watt are modules, 233x59x292mm. 18 Watt in 3U Rackmount (pictured above) 449x417x133mm

6U 19” rackmount housing, 482x265x665 mm

10 & 20 Watt: 24VDC Main Power Supply
18 Watt: 100-240VAC Main Power Supply

100-240VAC Main Power Supply

Optical Coupling, Switching & Sharing

Maximizing Your Fiber Laser’s Capabilities he ability to couple light from one fiber to another greatly expands upon IPG’s fiber laser functionality. A single laser can be used as a power source for multiple work cells thus reducingthe total cost of capital equipment. A multi-port unit offers the option of attaching variedprocess fibers where each work cell could be operating on a different application; for instance one port could weld with a 300 μm diameter fiber in one cell while another port operates witha 100 μm fiber thus providing power to two workstations from a single laser. In addition togreater functionality, optical coupling also provides for ease of replacement of the process fiber, be it for altering the parameters for an application or in an instance of accidental damage to the fiber. If damage does occur, the main power source stays intact and operational for other channels, thus providing greater protection to the power source.

Available options include either a single port coupler, a multi port beam switch offered in either 2, 3, 4 or 6 channels, a beam shutter (also known as a 1×1 switch, used for increased process speeds) or a 2 port beam sharing function with the additional option of 100% full power in one port. Each component is available in a multitude of configurations depending on the chosen power source, series and the size of the

Up to 4 ports can be integrated internally in the YLS series with either top or side mount depending on the cabinet. External optical ports have the added option of a long stand-off distance for remote installation on the work floor for greater flexibility and convenience. Though the beam sharing function is only available as a 2 port system it can also be combined with the multi-port beam switch for even greater capabilities. While typically configured with QBH compatible HLC-8 connectors, IPG is now offering QD compatible LCA bayonets and adaptors and HLC-16 connections as well.

Depending on the power level, feeding fibers are available in either a 10, 50, 100, 200 or 300 μm diameter featuring unbeatable beam quality in comparison with solid-state lasers. The beam can be switched to any channel from any position within 50 ms. A state of the art safety system constantly monitors the position of mirrors, fiber interlocks, scattered light inside beam switch cavities, water flow for optical connectors and other important parameters. We manufacture all of our optical couplers, beam switches and beam splitters as well as process fibers. Process fibers are available in 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, 600, 800 or 1,000 μm diameter with lengths up to 100 meters. Available with either HLC-8, HLC-16 or LCA connectors.



IPG HP Collimators

IPG’s line of collimators are available in both D25 and D50 from 60 to 200 mm in focal length. The collimators are available with either water-cooled or air- cooled optics, an adjustable focus and are QBH-type HLC-8 adapted for easy connection to any of our feed or process fibers. Available collimators: D25-F60, D25-F85, D50-F100, D50-F120, D50-F160 & D50-F200; note: air-cooled not available in D50-F200.


Laser Control Software Program

Interface Options and Abilities IPG fiber lasers feature the most up to date control functions requested by the industry. Interfaces such as Profibus, DeviceNet, Industrial Ethernet or simple digital I/O make integration with complex equipment straightforward and easy to use. All laser parameters and available peripherals such as a multi-channel beam switch, chiller, guide laser, power supply, etc. are constantly monitored and controlled by an internal computer and can be remotely accessed at any time. A convenient graphical user interface can be installed on any customer PC. In addition, IPG’s fiber lasers have conventional interfaces such as analog control and direct modulation. Response time to these signals is less than 50 microseconds which is crucial for applications with on-the-fly adjustments. Moreover, the laser can store up to 50 different programs with 100 commands each which can be called out with the simple push of a button or via external digital signal.


Customer Care

Fast and Professional Unlike conventional laser technologies, IPG fiber lasers require no preventive maintenance. As long as output optics and coolant are properly maintained by the customer, the laser will perform consistently without adjustment or intervention by the customer or IPG. This greatly reduces downtime and maintenance costs to the customer. We have a team of dedicated service professionals and technical support specialists worldwide to provide personal and effective customer support.


Developing Your Laser Solution

IPG Photonics offers free applications development through any of our seven Materials Processing Centers worldwide. With three US locations: Santa Clara, CA, Novi, MI, and Oxford, MA, as well as 4 international locals: Burbach, Germany, Moscow, Russia, Milano, Italy and Beijing, China, our applications developers are there to provide customers with an opportunity to evaluate fiber laser technology for materials processing. We offer prototyping and feasibility studies to our prospective customers to evaluate fiber lasers for their unique applications. Our knowledge of fiber laser applications can accelerate and improve your application development, from macro machining to micro machining and marking of various materials. Each of our applications labs offers our customers proof of concept, process development, recommendations, consultations, optical metrology, metallurgy, sample processing and an accompanying full results report.