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Industrial Excimer Laser Base
Feb 2008
IPG Photonics, Microsystems Div.
Manchester, N.H., Feb. 14, 2008 -- JP Sercel Associates (JPSA) said its new self-contained industrial excimer laser base makes an excimer laser system and its gas supply portable: The laser can be shipped and set up without expensive plant gas and ventilation system installations.

"This product allows excimer laser users to maximize safety, productivity and cost-efficiency for new or existing lasers, in a wide variety of industrial settings," said Rick Slagle, sales and marketing director. "Excimer lasers provide the highest power levels of all industrial UV (ultraviolet) lasers for materials processing. This product just makes them easier to install and use."

In addition to eliminating gas and ventilation system installations, the laser base has a single ventilated enclosure that reduces the total exhaust volume for improved heating and cooling costs. This further improves safety, since all the gases from the supply and the laser are in the same location. Additionally, the laser can be transported away from a process location for repairs or maintenance with very little downtime for high-duty cycle applications, JPSA said.
JPSA's new self-contained industrial excimer laser base, shown underneath Coherent Lambda Physik's LPX-Pro excimer laser.
"This new system is also especially helpful for facilities that require a laser to be portable, e.g., movable to different experiments such as remote sensing, transportable or airborne applications dedicated to specific applications or processes," Slagle said. "It safely eliminates the need for expensive plant plumbing, dual ventilation drops, and complicated, expensive hookups. All gas is in a single, ventilated enclosure, and can use premix low concentration or 4-part low-cost gas types."

JPSA's industrial laser base is available with a number of options, including an integrated cooling system, activated carbon air filtration, and the company's advanced computer interface software.

The integrated module can accommodate the excimer laser, the gas handling system, power supply, vacuum pump, gas bottles, and more. It can be moved as a single unit and relatively quickly hooked up to the workstation that needs to run product; it also incorporates an HeNe (helium-neon) alignment laser to facilitate setup. Its open, accessible design allows easy servicing and maintenance, the company said.

"Not every customer has or can cost-justify multiple lasers in a facility. This base allows the single-laser customer to get the most use and flexibility out of it," Slagle said.

The laser base is ideal for use with Coherent Lambda Physik's LPX Pro excimer laser, he said.

"The LPX Pro has been a favorite for many of our customers. They choose it for its proven increased performance and longer lifetimes, which further reduce the amount of required gases and other consumables required for industrial operation," Slagle said.

For more information, visit:; e-mail:

JP Sercel Associates
220 Hackett Hill Rd.
Manchester, NH 03102
Phone: (603) 518-3200
Fax: (603) 518-3298

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