When laser welding components, for example, made of aluminium or steel, the laser beam fuses the joining edges with high welding speed, narrow and slim weld shape and with low thermal distortion. Depending on the material, component geometry and cycle time requirements, we offer processing optics for classic laser beam welding with or without filler material as well as for remote welding. This allows both deep welding and thermal conduction welding. The product portfolio ranges from simple optics to complex systems with seam tracking, dynamic beam oscillation, static beam shaping, automatic gap control and process monitoring. Depending on the design, they are suitable for diode, disc and fibre laser applications up to the high kilowatt range
Scansonic RLW-A combines optical seam tracking with highly dynamic scanner axes. During the robotics motion, the system measures the seam joint and actively controls the scanner mirrors. The position of the laser spot on the joint is maintained with constancy and precision. This video shows the integrated optical seam tracking in detail.