Feb 2010Coherent Inc.Request Info
Coherent Inc. has unveiled the pulsed Diamond E-1000, a compact sealed 1-kW CO2 laser suited for use in small machines and for space-sensitive applications involving cutting, perforating and drilling of paper, plastic films, plastics, glass, carbon composites and thin metals. It requires no external gas supply, and the only connections to the laser are a power cord and a water hose, rendering it easy to mount on a moving robotic arm. Beam characteristics include spatial mode quality of M2 <1.2 and a square wave pulse shape that delivers up to 2.5 kW of peak power. The laser is liquid-cooled and equipped with onboard Internet-accessible diagnostics and control. It operates from 10.2 to 10.8 µm and outputs 1000 W. Peak effective power is >2500 W, power stability is ±5%, full-angle beam divergence is <15 mrad, and pulse frequency is from single-shot to 200 kHz.