IMPACT-3000 Pulsed CO2 Lasers

IMPACT-3000 Pulsed CO2 Lasers LightMachinery
  • SW11154
9.0-11 µm; Energy 0.25-3.0 J; Max. Rep-rate 100-400 Hz; Max. Average Power 100-300 W; Beam Size... more
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9.0-11 µm; Energy 0.25-3.0 J; Max. Rep-rate 100-400 Hz; Max. Average Power 100-300 W; Beam Size 11x11, 19x19 mm

LightMachinery’s IMPACT-3000 series of pulsed CO2 lasers are optimized for 24/7 precision processing and drilling of non-metallic materials. The material interaction of the short, high-power pulses from TEA (Transversely Excited Atmospheric) CO2 lasers is quite different from that of long pulse and continuous CO2 lasers.

High-definition processing with excellent edge quality can be obtained. Plastic materials can be selectively removed from a metal backing, leaving the metal layer untouched. For many applications, IMPACT-3000 lasers offer a lower cost alternative to excimer lasers.

The IMPACT-3000 series lasers are high-power (up to 300 W) short-pulse TEA CO2 lasers for surface layer removal and cleaning, non-destructive testing, photochemistry and scientific research. The highest repetition rate model (3400) is intended primarily as a source for laser ultrasound testing.

For materials processing, their combination of high peak power and short pulses permits the removal of surface layers such as polymer coatings, paint or contamination from metal or composite backings with no damage to the underlying material and minimal heat-affected zone (HAZ). Their high average power offers fast throughput.

In non-destructive testing, the high pulse repetition rate, short pulse durations and optimised mode structure of IMPACT-3000 lasers make them an ideal generation source for laser ultrasound (Laser UT) testing of composite matrix materials. For photochemistry and advanced scientific research, the high repetition rate and high average power can be utilised in applications as diverse as isotope separation and remote sensing / LIDAR.

Key Features:

  • Pulse Energy: 0.25 to 3.0 J
  • Maximum Average Power: 100 to 300 W
  • Maximum Repetition Rate: 100 to 400 Hz
  • Beam Size (Horizontal x Vertical) at Laser: 11x11, 19x19 mm
  • Beam Divergence, Half Angle: ~2.0, ~6.0 mrad
  • Megawatt Peak Powers Give Excellent Edge Definition in Non-metallic Materials
  • Greatly Reduced Heat-affected Zone (HAZ) Compared to Conventional CO2 Lasers
  • High Up-times and Low Maintenance Even at Continuous >200 W Power Delivery 24/7
  • Operation at 9.0 to 11 µm
  • Variety of Pulse Energy and Repetition Rate Models
  • Cost-effective Alternative to Excimer Lasers in Many Processes
  • Simple to Operate
  • Low Cost of Ownership

Applications: Surface Layer Removal and Cleaning; Polymer Coatings; Brake Lines; Paint Stripping; Mold Cleaning; Non-Destructive Testing; Laser Ultrasound Generation; Photochemistry and Spectroscopy; Isotope Separation; LIDAR and Remote Sensing

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